Category Archives: S. Arestis & S. Chaneac

By @ 03/19/16 in Galapagos Islands, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, S. Arestis & S. Chaneac, Travel

Nomadic Boys are heading to the Galapagos, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The Galapagos Islands!? Yep, you read that right. We followed the Nomadic Boys all over Asia. We’d follow this handsome gay couple¬†anywhere. So off we go to the Galapagos Islands! They’re beyond cute¬†and fun and informative and they really dig deep into a destination,¬†including the gay culture. And they’re not afraid to eat a bug or two in the interest of reporting to you, dear reader.

The Nomadic Boys are delighted to announce they are hosting their own gay cruise to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador this October. They would love you to join them on board the luxurious M/Y Yacht between 13-22 October, with prices starting from $6,848 per person, which includes 2 nights in Quito and  8 days all inclusive cruise. You can find out more information here.

Seb palm trees Flower Island Palawan, the Philippines

The tour includes:

  • 2 nights in Ecuador‚Äôs capital city, Quito, at the gay-owned Casa Joaqu√≠n Boutique Hotel in the heart of La Mariscal.
  • 8 days / 7 nights all-inclusive cruise exploring the Galapagos Islands, travelling in style on board the luxurious yacht: the M/Y Passion. (It has a sundeck with a Jacuzzi‚Ķjust sayin‚Äô!). Take a virtual tour of the yacht.

Nomadic Boys head to Galapagos Islands, ManAboutWorld gay travelMore ManAboutWorld, please! Download our very cool digital gay travel magazine for destinations around the globe from Stefan & Sebastien and our other global correspondents. Find the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, what are you waiting for!

 

 

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By @ 12/07/15 in Beijing, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Photo du jour, S. Arestis & S. Chaneac, Travel
Beijing hutong via the NomadicBoys and ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Beijing hutong

The “Hutong” of Beijing ‚ÄĒ narrow lanes forming¬†a traditional residential area ‚ÄĒ is¬†fast disappearing. Our friends Sebastien and Stefan of the NomadicBoys visited Beijing¬†during their trek around Asia and brought back this photo of a very lively hutong which you can also see on their Facebook page.

Read more about their exploration of this hutong and others here.

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By @ 11/10/15 in Gay travel, Indonesia, S. Arestis & S. Chaneac, Travel
NomadicBoys in their first vegan restaurant in Ubud, Indonesia and in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

NomadicBoys in their first vegan restaurant

Handsome, peripatetic and adventurous travel bloggers Stefan and Sébastien (the NomadicBoys) traveled throughout Asia, including a stop in Ubud where they lost their vegan virginity:

During our travels on Bali island in Indonesia in September 2015, we visited Fresh, a vegan restaurant in Ubud.

Fresh is a newly opened vegan restaurant, where everything is made from raw vegetables. As vegan virgins, we were concerned we’d leave hungry and unsatisfied. We were extremely surprised, leaving with full bellies and really excited to discover a new way of eating. Everything we tried was bursting with flavour.

Our favourite was the avocado tartare starter (peppers, coriander leaves and cashew cream cheese) and the Living Lasagne (zucchini, sundried tomato, marinara, almond pesto, mixed with citrus salad).

NomadicBoys in their first vegan restaurant in Ubud, Indonesia and in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

It was love at first bite!

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By @ 09/24/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, S. Arestis & S. Chaneac, Travel
The NomadicBoys with their infamous teaspoons, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The NomadicBoys with their infamous teaspoons

This month’s Memento is “our indispensable teaspoon” by the handsome and peripatetic NomadicBoys, our roving correspondents and a gay couple sharing their tales of the road with the world. In the¬†Memento section of the magazine we invite our correspondents and readers to share something they, ahem, acquired on the road that become an object they can’t leave for home without. Do you have a memento you’d like to share? Let us know!

by the NomadicBoys 

On board the Trans-Siberian railway, the fierce old lady Provodnitsas, train attendants look after each carriage snarling at your every move. The samovars, tea urns, dispensing hot water allow you to produce tea/soup/coffee from sachets. These obviously need a teaspoon to stir them, which Madame Provodnitsa loaned to us. We never gave it back. This simple treasure has not only become a memento of our Trans-Siberian adventure but also an indispensable tool during our travels. Along with our Swiss army knife, this simple teaspoon has unlocked the pleasures of our favorite fruit (papayas) on the beach in the Maldives or at the Kuang Si Falls in Laos. This little spoon has become so important to us that we’ve now “acquired” a second one! Too bad for Madame Provodnitsa. If only she would smile more. Follow the NomadicBoys, Stefan Arestis and S√©bestien Chaneac, at nomadicboys.com.¬†

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By @ 07/21/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Philippines, S. Arestis & S. Chaneac, Travel

NomadicBoys top 10 favorite foods in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineOur very own NomadicBoys Nibbled their way around the Philippines, sending back this report on their top 10 favorite foods. You will not believe #2! From our guys:

If you believed half the blogs about the Filipino cuisine, you’d think it was one of the worst places on earth for a foodie. But this is simply not the case!

We found many traditional yummy prizes to enjoy and with the exception of balut, here’s our 10 famous foods (and drinks!) we loved and think everyone must try in the Philippines.

#1 CHICKEN ADOBO: the famous Filipino dish

NomadicBoys top 10 favorite foods in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Stefan and local friend eating Adobo

Chicken adobo is one of the most famous foods to try in the Philippines, known and loved by everyone.

Adobo means ‚Äúmarinade‚ÄĚ in Spanish and this is just that: chicken (or pork) marinated in a mixture of soya sauce and vinegar. Other ingredients are added depending on whose recipe you follow.

Our recipe for chicken adobo has been simplified to enable us to replicate it at home. Another recipe we tried was infused adobo with tea at the excellent restaurant: Station 7Tea8S  in Quezon City with our local friend Dennis.

#2 BALUT: duck embryo street food snack

Now THIS bad boy always raises eyebrows with every foreigner.

Balut is a developing duck embryo boiled and eaten as a snack in the shell and with a splash of vinegar. This is definitely one of the most famous foods to try in the Philippines (and probably the strangest).

Eat up the rest of their discoveries by visiting their blog here.

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By @ 07/10/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Philippines, S. Arestis & S. Chaneac, Travel


Our NomadicBoys have found the perfect way to frolic around the Philippines while getting exercise and looking fabulous: As Mermaids! Check their update on gay Philippines from the beautiful island of Boracay. See the video above and the series of photos below.

You can check out our unique digital-born gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, what are you waiting for!

Nomadic Boys in gay Philippines in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

NomadicBoys/Mermaids

Swimming-mermaids-Boracay

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By @ 07/03/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, S. Arestis & S. Chaneac, Travel, Vietnam


This blog post on gay Vietnam was originally published by the peripatetic NomadicBoys on their blog; it’s reproduced in part here. Click here to read the entire blog post on their site.

We spent a month travelling in Vietnam during April and May 2015.

We started in the South in motorbike crazy Ho Chi Minh City (still called Saigon by locals). We discovered a few gay bars in Saigon with our friend Quan.

We then headed to Central Vietnam to Hoi An, Hue and Da Nang. In Hoi An we immersed ourselves in the yummy food with a cooking class and a foodie tour with the excellent Vespa Adventures. We learnt to make delicious Cau Lao noodles and yummy Banh Xeo pancakes.

Our final stop was in the North in Hanoi where saw the famous water puppet show and also took an overnight cruise to the magnificent Halong Bay.

Here’s our gay Vietnam travel video of our month eating our way South to North (above). Click here to see their previous post on gay Vietnam.

Gay Vietnam with the NomadicBoys

Our boys bringing the gay to Vietnam

You can check out our unique digital-born gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorld App on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, what are you waiting for!

 

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By @ 06/24/15 in Cambodia, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, S. Arestis & S. Chaneac, Travel

This blog post on gay Cambodia was originally published by the peripatetic NomadicBoys on their blog; it’s reproduced in part here. Click here to read the entire blog post on their site.

We spent 2 weeks travelling in Cambodia in April 2015 with our friends Jess from the UK and Johan from France.

We started in the capital city of Phnom Penh where we discovered a very exciting gay scene with local boy Aaron.

We then headed to Siem Reap to explore the world famous temples of Angkor Wat. In Siem Reap we also saw the excellent Phare Circus and got quite involved in the water and talcum powder throwing during the Khmer New Year celebrations around Pub Street.

We finished our Cambodian travels exploring the beaches around Sihanoukville. Otres Beach was our favourite: peaceful, few people and a great base to take a tour to visit the surrounding islands.

Above is our Cambodia travel video of our 2 weeks discovering this remarkable country.

ManAboutWorld’s April issue features gay Cambodia. You can check out our unique digital-born gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the¬†iTunes App Store¬†or¬†Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, what are you waiting for!

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By @ 06/19/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, S. Arestis & S. Chaneac, Travel, Vietnam
Gay Vietnam: Quan showing the NomadicBoys the yummy street food of Saigon

Quan showing the NomadicBoys the yummy street food of Saigon

This blog post on Gay Vietnam was originally published by the peripatetic NomadicBoys on their blog; it’s reproduced in part here. Click here to read the entire blog post on their site.

Vietnam was one of the gay friendlier countries we visited in Asia:

  • it has never had any anti gay laws (unlike the US and UK)
  • on 1st January 2015, the Law on Marriage and Family came into effect, outlawing the ban on gay weddings
  • it held its first (peaceful!) pride parade on 5 August 2012 in Hanoi and has been going strong since
  • This year Viet Pride takes place July 31-August 2 in Hanoi. Info here.

Although we found Vietnam to be a relaxed and tolerant country towards us as gay tourists, Vietnamese society still remains very conservative towards homosexuality. For example, The Law on Marriage and Family only allows gay weddings but doesn’t actually recognise them, and many of the gay guys we met were very careful and secretive about their orientation.

To read the rest of the post on gay Vietnam, click here.

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By @ 05/26/15 in Gay travel, Laos, ManAboutWorld, S. Arestis & S. Chaneac, Travel

Our global correspondents Stefan Arestis and S√©bastien Chaneac¬†(the NomadicBoys) visited Laos in March and created the video you see here. Unlike many travel journalists, they not only document but participate as well. You can see they really don’t mind getting their hands dirty!

For more Laos and Cambodia and Thailand, download the April issue of  ManAboutWorld, available for iPad, Android tablet and now iPhone. Read more about the handsome NomadicBoys in their adventure piece also in the April issue. (Our Thailand guide is free!)


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By @ 03/15/15 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, S. Arestis & S. Chaneac, Travel
Stefan and Sébastien sporting new hats.

Stefan and Sébastien sporting new hats.

Sébastien and Stefan have been together for over six years.

They quit their jobs in London in June 2014 to eat their way around Asia and create a new life for themselves.

Sébastien is a former IT geek originally from France and Stefan, an ex-lawyer, born in London is originally Greek. Together they are exploring the world and writing about their food discoveries and adventures on their Nomadic Boys gay travel blog.

Stefan and Sebastien would be pleased if you stalk them on Facebook and Twitter.

Stef Seb in Beijing

The NomadicBoys in Beijing

 

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