Shin, Tokyo | Bachelor of the Week

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Shin, friendly guy and those cute naughty eyes plus strong thighs who thinks ”life is boring without any challenges’, agree with him?. He’s always up to something new & keen on learning different cultures & making new friends every where he goes. Let’s get to know Mr. Friendly from Tokyo a little better, shall we? 🙂

“I love reading books and I’m now writing some articles. I want to continue doing this because my dream job is to become a writer. I’m into fitness & exercise to manage my shape physically and mentally. I believe that exploring new things gives a lot of opportunities to grow to a better person.”

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1. Living in?

Tokyo

2. From?

Tokyo, Japan

3. Profession?

Web Media Director (Online & Offline)

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4. Three apps which you are addicted to?

Apple Music, Instagram
& LINE

5. Favorite part of your body?

My Back

6. Which part of a hot guy catches your eye the most?

His legs & butt

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7. Three things which will get you into bed?

Sweet attitude, charming & Good personality

8. Your weirdest turn on?

Cute hair (I don’t know why)

9. The strangest place you have done it?

In the dormitory room when I was a high school student (yep!, I was young & curious 😉

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10. Three qualities in your perfect boyfriend?

Humble, Faithful
& Ambitious

11. Dealbreaker (Something he does which prevents you dating him)?

Kiss & tell

12. How long have you been single?

I’ve been single for a long…long time lol

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TRAVEL TOKYO

13. Three reasons to visit?

1) Mix culture of both new tech & traditional
2) Skyscrapers (Roppongi hills, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo tower)
3) yummy Japanese foods & drink

14. When is the best time to visit?

Tokyo is very beautiful in every season and for me, Spring is the best! (We have outside-party every weekend with “Sakura” which is a japanese cherry blossom)

15. What’s your recommended must do attraction?

1. Tokyo Water Bus (from Asakusa to Odaiba)
2. Ghibuli Museum & Doraemon Museum
3. Metropolitan Government Building (Tocho) with a great view (and it’s free 😉
4. Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea

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16. Favorite night to party?

Friday & Saturday

17. Where would you go?

(For LGBT) Wordup Bar, The Clubhouse, CoCoLo Cafe, Arty Farty And adovocates Bar
(For Gay Party) Shangri-la (ageHa) and Aisotope lounge

18. What’s special about it?

Fun & sophisticated mood with Japanese culture

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19. Which neighborhood is best to stay in?

Shinjuku, Shibuya, Marunouchi & Roppongi

20. Whats special about that neighborhood?

It’s a busy street & there are many good shops (just looking around is also very fun)

21. If you were a tourist visiting which hotel would you stay in?

Park Hyatt Tokyo Hotel

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Shin & his experience as a gay man

“My first admission happened about 8 years ago. Telling everyone about my true identity made me totally feel so much better! Because I was able to share my privacy with my colleagues and that made our friendship more intimate & open. I don’t want to lie, I want to be honest with them and that’s the reason why I came out.

There is always a problem when someone come out in Tokyo, because of a bad impression that being gay is not normal. In my case, I explained to my friends and colleagues that they are not the only unique people. Now you can travel in Japan and feeling safe, nothing wrong will happen to you because of your sexuality. I must say that Japanese people are very kind to all visitors. So don’t be afraid of going to clubs,  bars or anywhere else 🙂 ”

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Bachelor of the Week | Jono, Sydney

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Jono from a half-country town Berowra in Sydney, Australia. Interesting facts, he has twin brother, obsessed with fitness, has left nipple pierced and now thinking to get another one done as well. Started out as a fashion blogger with jobs for ASOS and TSTM before moving onto working at Microsoft.

“I love to travel, play guitar, sing & dance. I’ve quad majored in music, film studies, finance and marketing. I LOVE circuit parties and meeting all the new boys there every year – especially the hot one’s that can dance hard” 😉

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1. Living in?

Sydney, Australia

2. From?

Hong Kong

3. Profession?

Enterprise Account Manager at Microsoft

 

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4. Three apps which you are addicted to?

Instagram, Spotify
& Tumblr

5. Favorite part of your body?

My left nipple after I got my piercing

6. Which part of a hot guy catches your eye the most?

Chiselled Pretty – Boy Face

 

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7. Three things which will get you into bed?

Attitude, Alcohol
& Pecs

8. Your weirdest turn on?

Guys having sex with clothes on, in public 😉

9. The strangest place you have done it?

In the laundry room of a girlfriend’s apartment (she didn’t know) 

 

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10. Three qualities in your perfect boyfriend?

Model-looking, loyal
& cheeky

11. Dealbreaker (Something he does which prevents you dating him)?

Boys without goals
& ambitions

12. How long have you been single?

I have been single for 1 year

 

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TRAVEL SYDNEY

13. Three reasons to visit?

1. Relaxed way of life by the ocean
2. if you like seafood, you must try fresh Sydney rock oysters & lobster
3. also the boys are seriously some of the sexiest in the world

14. When is the best time to visit?

 March – Mardi Gras is on so lots of parties with Summer weather

15. What’s your recommended must do attraction?

Go hike in the national park to empty beach paradises

 

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DRINK SYDNEY

16. Favorite night to party?

Saturday is always a perfect night

17. Where would you go?

Arq

18. What’s special about it?

People aren’t scared to be a little bit ratchet + laser lights, house music & podiums

 

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19. Which neighborhood is best to stay in?

The Rocks

20. Whats special about that neighborhood?

Good view of the Opera House / Harbour Bridge / good food and only 15 mins from the party street (Oxford Street)

21. If you were a tourist visiting which hotel would you stay in?

Park Hyatt in CQ

 

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Ehrard, Seoul | Bachelor of the Week

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Ehrard, a very talented writer and also a teacher, dancer and personal trainer. Ehrard is really fascinated by ancient cultures and learning new languages. Having visited over 20 countries, surely his photos will inspire you to do what he does!

“The reason I started travelling was because as a kid I taught myself Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and wanted to go to Egypt to read them on the actual monuments. The Korean alphabet and language was another reason why I stayed there so long. I am happy to say that I can speak 4 languages comfortably and I hope to visit all seven continents by the time that I am 30.”

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1. Living in?

Currently traveling around the world

2. From?

South Africa

3. Profession?

Writer

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4. Three apps which you are addicted to?

Instagram, VSCO Cam
& Whatsapp

5. Favorite part of your body?

My back

6. Which part of a hot guy catches your eye the most?

His beautiful skin 🙂

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7. Three things which will get you into bed?

Big Chest, Bubble Butt and a lot of compliments haha 😛 😛

8. Your weirdest turn on?

guys with interesting accent

9. The strangest place you have done it?

A former bf and I were on a beach holiday once and we decided to break into a stranger’s beach house so we could do it in their outdoor shower!

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10. Three qualities in your perfect boyfriend?

Supportive, Independent
& Drama-free

11. Dealbreaker (Something he does which prevents you dating him)?

Gross sounds when they eat haha

12. How long have you been single?

Two and a half years

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13. Three reasons to visit?

1. Its electricity anytime in neighbourhoods like Hongdae or Gangnam. It feels as if it is constantly changing and modern while there is concerted effort to honour the past and traditions.
2. The food! delicious full pork Kimchi Jiggae (stew) with rice and gim (seaweed) or even something simple like Tteokboki (spicy rice cake). Off course most people will want to try Korean bbq when they visit so my suggestion is to try Palsaek Samgyeopsal (팔색삼겹살) so you can try eight different marinades for the yummy pork belly.
And 3. the gorgeous men. haha 😉

14. When is the best time to visit?

I’d say Spring or Autumn so you can either see the city pink with cherry blossoms or red with autumn leaves

15. What’s your recommended must do attraction?

 The Itaewon Halloween party each year is pretty incredible, the streets are flooded with insane costumes. If you can’t make Halloween then Dongdaemoon Design Plaza is a good place to take cool insta pics 🙂

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16. Favorite night to party?

Friday & Saturday night

17. Where would you go?

SoHo and Gray in Itaewon

18. What’s special about it?

I like SoHo cause it’s a nice international mix of guys and I like to dance at Gray cause it’s more muscular crowd

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19. Which neighborhood is best to stay in?

I think Itaewon or HBC is best

20. Whats special about that neighborhood?

Food, food and food!! Anything and everything delicious you can think of is here

21. If you were a tourist visiting which hotel would you stay in?

Grand Hyatt

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Ehrard on coming out & life as a gay man:

“I was very lucky to come out to a supporting family. So while there were some uncomfortable adjustments initially, in general coming out was not difficult for me.
I think coming out is very freeing and helps us get over the shame we have to bear as kids growing up with a big secret.

If we are talking about Seoul, and speaking from the perspective of an expat living there, I’d say dating beyond hooking up is quite difficult. Korea is still very conservative with regards to homosexuality so its very hush-hush still and as such dating publicly is not super easy.

I hate that gay men are often quite bitchy, cold and even racist/xenophobic to each other. That people are not more welcoming and embracing of the differences within the community that makes it so wonderful to be gay.

I love that being gay has driven me to seek out something beyond what I might have done if I were straight, in terms of easily getting a 9 to 5 job, getting married and having kids. While not the only reason, but largely, being gay has afforded me the opportunity to live in Cape Town, Korea and even Sicily. I have met so many incredible, talented and beautiful people on my travels and have had so many wonderful experiences because I couldn’t just settle where I grew up. I worked as a writer, teacher, dancer and personal trainer all on this amazing journey. That is what I think can be pretty great about being gay.”

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8 Sexy Back Guys & Your Must Go InstaHoliday | Weekly Wanderlust #17

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OMG! it’s been awhile since we last said it. Weekly Wanderlust this week is a little over heated (or maybe not? 😉 But don’t get distract to learn their travel advice below. Can’t wait to find out about the instagramer behind who hashtag #TheGayPassport? Go on, what’re you waiting for?

1. Unseen Argentinean’s getaway

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Sebastian from Argentina

Where to go? Tigre, Argentina 🙂
Must do when visit? What I’m doing (above) is what I recommend & also boat trip is a great way to explore the nature.
WOW! It is an amazing place to get away from the city of Buenos Aires by the rivers.

2. Definition of paradise

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JC from Cebu, Philippines

Where to go? Tabuelan in Cebu, Philippines 🙂 
Must do when visit? You must experience kite flying for more enjoyable of sightseeing and taste super fresh seafood while watching sunset.
WOW! This destination had been in my bucket list for a long time. Since Cebu is very well known for it’s white sandy beaches. So I chose this paradise to celebrate my birthday.

3. Praying for peace

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Ehrard from Pretoria, South Africa

Where to go? This is there I live (At the moment) Pretoria, South Africa. 🙂
Must do when visit? Must taste some Braai (South African barbecues), drive or hike to see big five animals during spring. Hit gay scenes at Babylon and ETC to let & loose yourself 😉
WOW! After travel for 4 years I realized this place really calms me down by stunning nature. It’s definitely the place that will make you feel like home.

4. Man bun X 3

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Matt from Melbourne, Australia

Where to go? Acadia National Park in Maine, USA. 🙂
Must do when visit? Hike the Beehive Trail (520ft) & Manset Mount (962ft), dip & swim in the natural waterholes along the trail.
WOW! Road trip with friends who wanting to see the Yosemite of the East Coast is my inspiration to visit this amazing place.

5. Embrace of the Adriatic Sea

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Erik from Melbourne, Australia

Where to go? Off the coast of Vrboska on Hvar Island, Croatia. 🙂
Must do when visit? Come & get naked on the islands of Jerolim, Stipanska & Zecevo. (PS. Nudiest welcome since 1896 😉 Visit little fishing villages & beach bars along the coast.
WOW! I love being naked and Croatia embraces this freedom in a perfect Adriatic Sea setting!

6. Hiking trail must be your bucket list

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Samir from London

Where to go? Cinque Terre in Italy 🙂
Must do when visit? Hiking, it’s totally worth the physical effort, taste the local food and wine (which is made near by) and catch the sunset on the beach in Monterossa.
WOW! We plan this road trip around to explore the coast of Italy and I love the open ocean view and steep terraces as you can see, what a breathtaking view!

7. What shower song do you think of? 😉

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Hubert from Malaysia

Where to go? Penang in Malaysia. 🙂
Must do when visit? Tasting the hawker food (simple & super yummy), Art street on Armenian Street.
WOW! When a long weekend on your calendar, it’s very convenient to catch a cruise ride up north geographic and to enjoy a short getaway from Kuala Lumpur.

8. Hike for sunrise

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Nick from Fort Lauderdale (Living in LA.)

Where to go? Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, California. 🙂
Must do when visit? Absolutely hiking to this top for the view from LA to Malibu. Oh! fancy a gay beach? You should hit Will Rogers Beach 😉
WOW! A Good excuses to get out of the hustle & bustle when you quite have enough of the city. It’s not far out to take the beautiful fresh air & stunning scenery.

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Evan, Melbourne | Bachelor of the Week

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Evan, you might recognize him as a White Party Bangkok 2017 party ambassador. The smart and sexy lawyer, loves to share his travel experience and massive party vibes with his online fans.

“I feel I’m an average guy that has made the most of the opportunities that have come along. People in party scenes know me as Eurasian Evinator. It’s obviously not my real name and initially I decided to create it because I was somewhat still in the closet but wanted an outlet to post my life and experiences as a gay man.”

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1. Living in?

Melbourne

2. From?

I was Born in Melbourne, mum is English, my dad is Chinese and come to Australia as a refugee

3. Profession?

Lawyer

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4. Three apps which you are addicted to?

Facebook, Instagram
& Jack’d 😉 😉

5. Favorite part of your body?

My chest

6. Which part of a hot guy catches your eye the most?

His muscular & hairy legs

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7. Three things which will get you into bed?

Cheeky smile, sexy eyes
& hairy legs

8. Your weirdest turn on?

Sweat pants on a guy that is packing a nice bulge 😛

9. The strangest place you have done it?

In an underwear store

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10. Three qualities in your perfect boyfriend?

Honesty, fun personality
& spontaneity

11. Dealbreaker (Something he does which prevents you dating him)?

Drama Queens

12. How long have you been single?

1 year

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TRAVEL MELBOURNE

13. Three reasons to visit?

A) culture,
B) gay friendly people,
C) the food! Melbourne has a huge food scene and cafe culture, fun for brunch on the weekend
Check out @forksake for all the best places to eat

14. When is the best time to visit?

During summer from November to January is the best 🙂

15. What’s your recommended must do attraction?

Go for a Sunday late afternoon drink at the Emerson rooftop bar & club (must stay for sunset) PS. The hottest gays in Melbourne are there every Sunday 😉

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16. Favorite night to party?

Saturday night

17. Where would you go?

Poof Doof 

18. What’s special about it?

Awesome mix of people with positive energy, different DJs spinning each week and Open late until 7am!

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19. Which neighborhood is best to stay in?

Prahran is the great place to be

20. Whats special about that neighborhood?

It’s where you will find many gays, it’s close to the city and it has great shops and restaurants

21. If you were a tourist visiting which hotel would you stay in?

QT hotel, it’s recently opened, located in the city, very beautiful and it has an amazing roof top bar as well 🙂

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Evan on coming out & life as a gay man:

“It’s a love/hate relationship with gay dating/hookup apps of gay lifestyle. I don’t like the apps because it makes it harder to find the one to settle down with. But then I like the apps because of all the hotties I get to meet 😜

It was easy to come out to my mum I told her as soon as I was with my first boyfriend. She is very accepting of gays and the gay community. My dad is typical conservative Chinese and doesn’t talk about his emotions like my mum does. Officially I have not told my dad but I am sure he knows as I have not hidden any of my boyfriends or my lifestyle. My life changed for the better since I came out. I’ve made so many close friends and social networks. I’m happy because I get to be myself.

Marriage equality is a difficult part that I’m not satisfied with in my city and country. It’s disappointing to see that the major political parties are refusing to legalize gay marriage when the majority of Australian support the legalization of gay marriage.

My favorite parts about being gay is that the gay sense of community where we support each other and make new friends. Gay circuit parties like #WhitePartyBangkok and Circuit Festival in Barcelona by Matinee, I love being gay and I would not change that!”

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Weekly Wanderlust | 10 Inspiring Travel Photos by Team Passport #7

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Find your holiday inspiration in our weekly column celebrating the Team Passport Community. Every week we will find ten of the best photos which used the hashtag #TheGayPassport and find out more about the instagramer behind them. Join the fun and start sharing your travels the Team Passport community now.

Thank you to everybody who shares their travel photos

1. Hold On Tight

Isaac from Indiana

Where is it? Photo is taken from Railey Beach in Krabi, Thailand. Rock Climbing  is a must! It’s a beautiful place to visit & catching the sun. There is a small cave shrine packed with phallic statues waiting for you to find out the history while visiting this wanderlust spot.
Why are you here? I was here traveling the world on my motorcycle with the dice dictating where I go & what I do.
Who are you with? I was just monkeying around with some new friends on the weekend.
What camera & filter? Using my iPhone 6 with no filters for this photo.

2. Mid-Air Flippin

Ian from Boracay, Philippines

Where is it? Photo is taken from Puka Beach in Boracay Island, Philippines. The paradise for outdoor activists with many must do stuff from kite boarding & wind surfing to luxury spas & restaurants and of course party scene at White Beach.
Why are you here? I live here, I used to live in the city but decided to stay and put up a business here after visited the island back in 2012.
Who are you with? I was here with my boyfriend @avetisiants. Check out Epic and Ohm Bar for a gay friendly venue at White Beach (Station 2).
What camera & filter? Using Sony NEX6 with fisheye lens and Snapseed for editing.

3. Giant Vegetarian For Divers

Hubert from Malaysia

Where is it? Photo is taken from Cebu in Philippines. Whale shark watching is absolutely a must do! it’s a surreal experience with these gentle giants and it’s the reason I was here 🙂
Why are you here? I was here during our company trip.
Who are you with? I was here with my team at work, it’s a fun trip together.
What camera & filter? Using my my Samsung 6 Edge with Snapseed. Claredon is my favorite IG filter.

4. Tide Pool

I like to throw my hands in the air and wave them like I just don't care 🙌🏾 #RhoneeDoesItAgain

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Rhonee from Honolulu, Hawaii

Where is it? Photo is taken from Makapu’u Tide Pool on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii. Tide Pool is definitely a must do and if you are a fitness enthusiast or enjoy challenging hikes, don’t miss Koko Head Trail (AKA. Stairs of Doom). It’s a vertical stair climb all the way up to the top and the view is absolutely worth it!
Why are you here? I was actually born & raised on the island of O’ahu.
Who are you with? I was here my buddy. This is what you got to check out if you’re keen on a nightlife Rum Fire Waikiki at the Sheraton Hotel and Nocturnal Lounge, have fun 🙂
What camera & filter? Using iPhone 6 with simple snap & shoot.

5. City Escape

I miss #Cebu

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Michael from Philippines

Where is it? Photo is taken at the beautiful Shangri-la Mactan in Cebu, Philippines. As you can see the underwater life is wonderful, snorkeling is definitely a must do!
Why are you here? I was here during our weekend get away. This is one of my favorite place for a quick escape from Manila.
Who are you with? I was here with my husband 🙂
What camera & filter? Using GoPro + Dome for this shot.

6. Holi Pride (Color Festival)

Edgar from Barcelona, Spain

Where is it? Photo was taken from Holi Pride in Barcelona, Spain. Let yourself lose, enjoy the music and the good vibes is a must when joining the pride.
Why are you here? I live here so it’s pretty convenient to join the crowd and get colorful 🙂
Who are you with? I was here enjoying the festival with my friends. Check out Metro, Arena, Pervert, Axe Hotel & Apolo for gay bars and clubs.
What camera & filter? Using iPhone 6 and it’s magic (coz I use no filters in this one).

7. Welcome To Hollywood

David from Barcelona, Spain

Where is it? Photo is taken from one of the most popular sign in the world in Los Angeles. Don’t miss out Santa Monica and Hollywood while you’re here.
Why are you here? I was inspired by the National Parks of the west coast. I was here on my holiday, find our more in his blog Aventuraporelmundo.
Who are you with? I was here with my boyfriend @edgarodena and other friends.
What camera & filter? Using iPhone 6 with a little bit of contrast editing.

8. Sunrise Volcano

Dis view dho ! 😝 📸 : @bridgetsta

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Aryo from Jakarta, Indonesia

Where is it? Photo is taken from Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia. Don’t miss tracking for sunrise volcano, horse riding, Savana and local street food.
Why are you here? Childhood memory about this must visit place when traveling to Indonesia and it’s near my home town, pretty convenient.
Who are you with? I was here with bunch of friends.
What camera & filter? Using Snapseed for this blue sky scene.

9. Like Brothers Like Family

Preparing to kayak through the mangroves of Iriomote island in Okinawa.

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Stefan From London & Sebastien from France

Where is it? Photo is taken from Iriomote Island in the south of Japan. Scuba diving, jungle trekking and kayaking in the mangroves is a must do!
Why are you here? We were on a press trip Nomadicboys with the Okinawa tourism board.
Who are you with? Two of us, we always wanted to explore the nature and adventure paradise here, Iriomote Island is 90% jungle!
What camera & filter? Here we go Sierra, Mayfair, Nashville and Hefe on IG. are my favs;)

10. The Place He Said “YES!”

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Giuseppe from Vancouver, Canada

Where is it? Photo is taken during Porsmok in Iceland. Don’t miss out sleep over at the edge of a retracting glacier under the midnight sun and continue hike over those still steam lava fields, so magical!
Why are you here? I was here to explore the nature scenes, such as those angry volcanoes, massive glacier. Check out Kiki Bar in Reykjavik, it is THE gay bar to hit in Iceland.
Who are you with? I was here with my boyfriend @bkrenzer and I proposed him right here 🙂
What camera & filter? Using Canon DSLR Rebel camera. Using Iceland’s natural lights & colors (I did nothing but taking the photo 🙂

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Kevin, Sydney | Bachelor of the Week

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Kevin a friendly guy from Vietnam and now studying in Sydney. Kevin loves fashion as much as he loves tanning. You will see his useful travel tips to Sydney below and his inspiring pics too, coz we know you are now thinking of his tan line 😉

“I love fashion, photography and modeling. In my free time I like to go to the gym, hiking and see the beach. I’m friendly, easy going and open minded. Into meeting new people and you will know the real me when you meet me.”

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BASIC

1. Living in?

Sydney, Australia

2. From?

Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam

3. Profession?

My third year in Macquarie University major in Marketing and I’m working part time

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ABOUT

4. Three apps which you are addicted to?

Facebook, Instagram
& Snapchat

5. Favorite part of your body?

My Abs, Chest, Lips
& my Lower back 😉

6. Which part of a hot guy catches your eye the most?

His chest, face
& his smile

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LUST

7. Three things which will get you into bed?

Muscular and that Dirty talk

8. Your weirdest turn on?

I like guy with tanned skin, muscular and nice butt (That my strangest thing haha)

9. The strangest place you have done it?

A resort’s outdoor bathroom

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LOVE

10. Three qualities in your perfect boyfriend?

He respects you, makes you feel secure & loved, and also great in bed

11. Dealbreaker (Something he does which prevents you dating him)?

Dating behaviors (dating multiple partners, already in a relationship), Bad in bed
& Poor hygiene

12. How long have you been single?

I just broke up a 2 years relationship

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13. Three reasons to visit?

Sydney has long been on the radar of most LGBT TRAVELERS, thanks to its reputation for tolerance and openness as well, of course, as its many natural and man-made attractions for international TRAVELERS

14. When is the best time to visit?

Sydney’s gay calendar is of course the Mardi Gras festival, parade and dance party held in late February/early March every year when tens of thousands of visitors pour into Sydney for one of the world’s biggest and best celebrations of all things

15. What’s your recommended must do attraction?

Go SNORKELING at Shelly Beach, Get active in Palm Beach and Head to the Blue Mountains

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DRINK SYDNEY

16. Favorite night to party?

Friday and Saturday

17. Where would you go?

Arq and Midnight Shift

18. What’s special about it?

Arq – Boasting one of the city’s best sound systems and lighting rigs, this spacious, two-level club is by far the best decked out club in the LGBT scene (No cheese, no shirts and no attitude)
Midnight shift – This long serving gay watering hole FAVORITE is in recent years particularly popular with young Asian guys each weekend, There’s drag shows and themed nights during the week too, eleborate new production shows and parties attract punters to go upstairs where there’s a second SIZE-ABLE dancing space

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SLEEP SYDNEY

19. Which neighborhood is best to stay in?

Surry Hills, Darlinghurst
& CBD Sydney

20. Whats special about that neighborhood?

Oxford street – Close to the CBD in particular, the street is lined with numerous shops, bars and nightclubs

21. If you were a tourist visiting which hotel would you stay in?

Meriton Apartment, Hilton
& QT Hotel

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Kevin on coming out & life as a gay man:

“My life hasn’t changed much since I came out but I’ve learned how to protect myself and get stronger, actually I didn’t come out with my family for some reasons, only to my friends and on social media.

Australia is freedom country, especially in Sydney. Same sex marriage has been on the political agenda in Australia for several years, as part of the broader debate about the legal recognition of same sex relationships.

It is really hard to come out to my family cause I’m the only child but I hope one day they will understand and accept me in personally and LGBT in generally. I’ve made so many friends and social networks. I’m happy because I get to be myself.”

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Bachelor of the Week | Nam, Ho Chi Minh

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“My name ‘s Nam, call me Nam or Bo, I don’t mind. I love to travel, especially the beach cities. I also love to meet new people from other countries to understand their culture for exchange and life… However I am not a good initiator for a chat and quite shy in person. If you meet me somewhere, just say “hi” I won’t bite and really appreciate instead.”

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Only a king can attract a queen. Where is my queenie 👸???😢😢😢

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BASIC

1. Living in?

Ho Chi Minh

2. From?

Vietnam

3. Profession?

worldwide media agency

Morning sunshine, ☀️☀️☀️single boy enjoys single life 😆😆😆.

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ABOUT

4. Three apps which you are addicted to?

Facebook, Instagram
& Tumblr

5. Favorite part of your body?

My smooth skin 😉

6. Which part of a hot guy catches your eye the most?

his Shining smile
& cute face

Gym time 😲😲😲. Tired, need massage 🙁

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"Mama I'm in love with a criminal …"

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LUST

7. Three things which will get you into bed?

Confidence, sexiness
& great chemistry

8. Your weirdest turn on?

Tattoo / pierced nipples

9. The strangest place you have done it?

  an empty cinema

My photoshoot in SGN

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Days without you, just Maria Ozawa and me 🙈🙈🙈

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LOVE

10. Three qualities in your perfect boyfriend?

Sport-lover, honest
& sense of humor

11. Dealbreaker (Something he does which prevents you dating him)?

Bad breath & smell

12. How long have you been single?

Almost a year

Emoticon for Monday afternoon 😅😅😅 #bangkok #Monday

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I'm still single and i still love myself 😝😝😝

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TRAVEL HO CHI MINH

13. Three reasons to visit?

vietnamese foods,  culture & sight seeing (so many motorbikes on streets)
& Vietnamese guys 😉

14. When is the best time to visit?

 summer (May – Oct.) is the best time to EXPLORE beaches with sunshine

15. What’s your recommended must do attraction?

Vietnamese bread at 37 nguyen trai street (district 1), yummy local street food all over the city
& Bitexco Tower (the highest tower of Vietnam)

Old pic but different look …

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Costume in #whitepartybkk . Im ready. Are you? 😁😁😁

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DRINK HO CHI MINH

16. Favorite night to party?

Saturday Night

17. Where would you go?

Republic

18. What’s special about it?

A mini Vietnamese gay life
& community

Lost in taipei :). It s such a nice country with ppl n food 😇😇😇

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Hello Taipei, I'm coming 😤😤😤

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Lunar New Year Eve coming … 🎊🎉🎁

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SLEEP HO CHI MINH

19. Which neighborhood is best to stay in?

Nha Trang

20. Whats special about that neighborhood?

beautiful sandy beaches
& delicious seafood

21. If you were a tourist visiting which hotel would you stay in?

Sheraton

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"What the boy say ….😬😬😬"

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Special Edition Weekly Wanderlust celebrates the upcoming Gay Ski Week in Queenztown New Zealand. The event is the largest gay & lesbian Winter Pride in the Southern hemisphere! Taking place from 27 Aug. – 3 Sep. 2016, so there is still time to book that trip!

Weekly Wanderlust celebrates the Team Passport Community. Every week we will find ten of the best photos which used the hashtag #TheGayPassport and find out more about the instagramer behind them. Join the fun and start sharing your travels the Team Passport community now.

Thank you to everybody who shares their awesome travel photos!

1. Over All The Pretty Views 

Pretty views with pretty boys. Happy Birthday @creidlee!

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Will from Los Angeles

Where is it? Photo was taken from Big Bear Lake in California. Hiking up here is definitely a must!
Why are you here? I was here for my friend’s birthday weekend and we took time off the group to this hike and this stunning views.
Who are you with? We were 20 of us with my boyfriend and I and only 4 of us made it to the top.
What camera & filter? Using my iPhone 6 and edit by VSCO in this one 🙂

2. With Full Outfit To Hit Slopes

• casually pioneering •

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Daniel from Australia

Where is it? The Photo is taken from Queenstown/Wanaka in New Zealand. There are 3 ski fields and all very near by in such beautiful alpine town 🙂
Why are you here? It’s Eco-Tourism to the max. Don’t miss bungee jumping & white water rafting.
Who are you with? We were here for ski holiday, me and my hubby @stuetzie. Queenstown is THE place to ski in the South Hemisphere.
What camera & filter? I filter all my photos with VSCO from my iPhone 6+.

3. Matching Outfit Is Always A Trend

Getting in the habit! #nunsontheruns #stantongayskiweek #gayskibuddies #slopefun #silly #funtimes

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Niko from Greece (Living in London)

Where is it? Photo was taken from St. Anton in Austria. Must visit!
Why are you here? I was here during Gay Ski Buddies by Martikas annual ski week. I organised these ski weeks & other lgbt itineraries.
Who are you with? Organising the group brings regulars that become friends plus their guests as well, it’s great fun 🙂
What camera & filter? Using my iPhone 6S with Instagram adjustments #nofilters.

4. It Looks Lower Than It Actually Is

Tuk from Bangkok, Thailand

Where is it? Photo was taken from Tignes in France. Gay Ski Week during the winter up the Alps is definitely a must do!
Why are you here? I was here for holiday (my birthday). First time EVER! Hot-Wine before hitting slopes is a must! #Don’tGetDrunk 😉
Who are you with? I was here with other friends to join Snowpride, Gay Ski Week in March.
What camera & filter? Using my iPhone 4S at the time & adjusting the light on Instagram.

5. Photo Prove When Topped It

John from Denmark

Where is it? Photo was taken from Val D’Isere in Tignes, France. The best for ski lovers!
Why are you here? I was here on my holiday joining Snowpride 2015 (Gay Ski Week).
Who are you with? I was here with my friends and also meeting other guys who have the same interest in skiing & having fun 😉
What camera & filter? Using iPhone with no filters but only the nature lights & good vibes.

6. Of Course! That Silly Jumping Shot

Miss the snow! #thegaypassport #yourgaytravelguide

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Calum from Scotland

Where is it? Photo was taken from Tignes in France. Gay Ski Week in March is a must!
Why are you here? Exploring the Alps winter and the awesome slopes while getting to know others during this gay ski week.
Who are you with? Nearly 1,000 gay guys! Travel gives you the best excuse to gain new inspirations.
What camera & filter? Using someone’s iPhone in the same ski group for this typical tourist shot, he did a great job indeed!

7. Selfie

Patrick from Chicago, USA

Where is it? Photo was taken from Pyongchang in South Korea (where the 2018 winter Olympics will be hosted).
Why are you here? I’m working & volunteering here, I also backpack throughout South East Asia twice a year.
Who are you with? I was here with my friends and plan this ski trip together (no boyfriend 😉
What camera & filter? Using Samsung Galaxy S4 and adjust the lights to get extra fun vibe.

8. And That Epic Moment Of Victory

Tuk from Bangkok, Thailand

Where is it? Photo was taken from Tignes in France. Gay Ski Week in March is definitely a must do! during the winter up the Alps.
Why are you here? I was here to celebrate my birthday. This is week 2 and I felt like a pro, you can totally feel the vibe via the photo above 😉
Who are you with? I was here with other friends and now meeting many new friends during spread into groups by experience of skiing.
What camera & filter? Using my tiring but awesome iPhone 4S at the time & adjusting the light on Instagram.

9. Apres Ski

Karl from Hellesylt, Norway

Where is it? Photo was taken from my beautiful home town Hellesylt in Norway. Mountain views by the Geirangerfjord and ski during Easter is definitely a must!
Why are you here? I always try to find time to visit my family & friends in my hometown, having my mom’s delicious food and just relax 🙂
Who are you with? I was here with my sister and we were having our private “after ski” before meeting our family for dinner.
What camera & filter? All my photos are taken by iPhone, using Camera+ app & Clarity filter.

10. Or Pre – Apres Ski On The Top

Brandon from Vancouver, Canada

Where is it? Photo was taken from Whistler in British Columbia, Canada. The must do thing is definitely skiing and snowboarding 🙂
Why are you here? Weekend getaway. Must visit Gay Ski Week during January 22-27, it’s a best time to hit the place. Hit Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill for Après is the best!
Who are you with? I was here with my boyfriend @cameron_mccool and other friends.
What camera & filter? Using Sony a5100 and no need filters for the scenery 🙂

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Searching on Google for May Day, the top results are all about the public holiday or something associated with fun. BUT May 2017 in Asia shows the different directions countries are moving in. Shocking news is never ending for LGBT community. We ask three local guys from Taiwan, Indonesia, and Singapore to share their opinions.

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#LoveWins Taiwan but the game is still on!!

On 24 May 2017, Taiwan has just taken a major step towards increasing rights for lesbian and gay people. The top court has ruled it is unconstitutional to ban same-sex couples from getting married and legally registering those marriages. Parliament now has two years to amend the law, or same-sex couple will be able to marry under existing laws. Sourced from BBC.

Here’s Hugo, a young local influencer’s opinion about Taiwan to become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.

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1.What are your thoughts on the news stories about gay marriage in Taiwan?

“I think it is a very good start. However, Taiwan is always active when it comes to political issues. We have 2 main parties which barely work together. There are 2 ways in making the law now! One is creating a special law and the other is revising the civil law. So I think we will see a lot of political debates in the coming 2 years. But the good thing is, no matter how much drama there will be, we will surely have the rights to get married after 2 years, according to the explanation that’s made by the judge.”

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2. How do you feel about the future for gay rights in Taiwan?

“Gay rights in Taiwan will get better for sure. We have had gay rights events for many years. In the beginning, the participants were mainly the LGBT community. Now you can see more support from the straight people joining the event too. We see less discrimination now when coming out at school and workplaces.”

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3.Thinking about gay male tourists visiting Taiwan, should this news affect their travel plans?

“Taipei is one of the most gay-friendly cities in Asia. People here are very friendly towards the LGBT people. So you will feel truly welcomed and comfortable here.”

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What’s happening in Indonesia? Two boys were whipped in public while gay sauna visitors are being arrested!

Last month, police in Surabaya, arrested 141 men for having a sex party in gay sauna. While still waiting if they found guilty, here is another breaking news, thousands of people witnessed the caning in Aceh. The crowd shouted insults and cheered as the men, aged 20 and 23, were whipped across the back and winced with pain. Sourced from BBC.

A voice from Safir, an Indonesian based in Bangkok, formerly working for the United Nations. Currently acting as Senior Communications Officer of APCOM, the non-profit organisation behind Test-BKK – HIV testing campaign for young gay men in Bangkok, Saigon, Manila and soon Hong Kong.

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1. What are your thoughts on what’s happening related to the news story above?

“I’m grieving for the victims, and I’m angry with how inhumane the Indonesian authorities are. The intrusion of privacy is clearly a human rights violation. Consensual sex, regardless what the gender is, doesn’t hurt anyone and therefore shouldn’t be punishable. In the caning case in Aceh, we saw a crowd of ignorant people watching the caning and cheering for it. We know how miserable and lowlife these people are because they get the joy out of someone else’s torture. What’s next is for every Indonesians to ask themselves: what do you achieve by making others less equal? Religion shouldn’t be a reason to justify the basic human rights violation.”

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2. How do you feel about the future for gay rights in Indonesia?

“This really is a tough question. Historically, Indonesia has been advancing its civil rights movement – in baby steps. The country has changed its politic system from dictatorship to democracy. Looking at LGBT movement retrospectively, this is a time where the visibility of LGBT people in Indonesia is getting bigger – and many Indonesians are trying to adjust to this “change.” It’s too early to predict the future of LGBT people in Indonesia now. What we know is that the conversations are happening across the country and the LGBT community activists, both local and international, are doing their best to achieve the future we want.”

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3.Thinking about gay male tourists visiting Indonesia, should this news affect their travel plans?

“Indonesia is a country with thousands of islands divided into 34 provinces, each with different cultural and religious influence. The answer really depends on the destination plan. Some provinces will stay being LGBT friendly, some others will stay being conservative or worse. The caution that the LGBT tourists should pack in their mind before visiting the country is that, given what has happened, the intrusion of privacy might be justified by Indonesian law enforcers – that’s a horrifying truth.”

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Foreigners are banned from Pink Dot Singapore LGBT event

Those who are not registered as residents of Singapore will not be allowed into the 1st July event. 2017 Pink Dot’s organizers were reminded by the Singapore Police Force that the current law does not distinguish between participants and observers, and regards anyone who turns up to Hong Lim Park in support of an event to be part of an assembly. Sourced from BBC.

Here’s what Dez Yeo, the Director of ElementMag, Asia’s first gay men’s high-fashion and lifestyle journal has to say about this matter.

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1.What are your thoughts on what’s happening related to the news story above?

“I must say that Pink Dot Singapore has done a great job this year by raising more than $200k from more than 100 local companies after the government banned foreign involvement and sponsorship of the event. As an LGBT Singaporean, I call for all my fellow LGBT Singaporeans not to be complacent anymore and must attend this annual rally to show those bigots that we are also united.”

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2.How do you feel about the future for gay rights in Singapore?

“I hope that Sec 377a of the penal code can be removed soon. This code has definitely hindered a lot of necessary information and education for the young LGBTs living in Singapore such as safe sex. The future is positive as Pink Dot Singapore rally has been increasing in the number of participants. One day we will be able to celebrate Freedom of love in Singapore.”

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3.Thinking about gay male tourists visiting Singapore, should this news affect their travel plans?

“Definitely! I personally think LGBT tourism will stay status quo in Singapore. However, I believe with the new legislation from Taiwan, the LGBT tourism will boom further. There is finally an option for LGBTs to get married within Asia.”

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