Video: Is Slovenia a Good Destination for Gay Travelers?
Ljubljana is Slovenia’s stunning capital and as if looks weren’t enough, it’s also quite open-minded making Slovenia a surprisingly progressive country. The gay-friendly city is host to Pink Week each year which involves six days of activities to introduce you to the country and its capital in a gay-friendly environment. This event is organized by Luxury Slovenia (an LGBT owned travel agency) and also supported by the city and national tourism offices.
We visited Slovenia in May during this awesome event and had the opportunity to shoot some video during the trip. Check out our video to discover why we think LGBT travelers should start visiting!
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Read our Slovenia blog post to learn more about all the sites and cool places we visited!
Which part of the video most makes you want to visit Slovenia? Let us know in the comments below or directly on the YouTube comments.
Video: Food Tour of New York City
I recently wrote about my experience with Ahoy New York City Food Tours devouring tasting treats around Little Italy and Chinatown. From simple dishes of mozzarella and prosciutto to sweet Italian pastries like a cannoli, I loved tasting the Italian side to New York. However, I think the Chinese side of the tour won me over. Check out the giant egg roll I devoured and all the other great eats in this food tour edition of TwoBadTourists Talk!
What do you think would’ve been your favorite dish?? Let us know in the comments!
Note: The Ahoy Tours NYC sponsored my tour but rest assured all opinions are mine.
TwoBadTourists Talk: Day Trip to Toledo, Spain!
Recently, we took a day trip to Toledo, Spain after quite some time of being told that we must make a visit. We strolled through this former capital of Spain visiting a museum, sampling its well known treats, and admiring the beautiful views along the river from Puente de San Martín. From Plaza de Zocodover to the Jewish Quarter to the Tajo (Tagus) River, check out this historic city with us and let us know what you think! Here’s the latest episode of TwoBadTourists Talk…
One Year Anniversary Video!
It’s officially been one year now (well, a year and one week because we got a little behind on this post) since we started TwoBadTourists.com! This time last year we were in Rishikesh, India sitting in a plain hotel room for two days straight trying to get the blog ready for its launch while we nourished ourselves with room service. We still look back fondly on those delicious Indian meals brought right to our door!
Well in honor of this occasion we’ve compiled some video clips of our travels from Central America to Europe to Africa to Asia to South America and then back to Europe! We hope you’ve enjoyed following us over the past year and that you’ll continue to travel with TwoBadTourists for many more. Thank you guys for all your love and support!
Lover’s Locks on Pont des Arts in Paris
Auston and I are not romantic. At all. If I bought Auston a gift, I know his minimalist mind would think “Great, now I have to hold on to this item for the socially appropriate amount of time before I can chuck it.” And Auston knows that if he ever bought me flowers I’d essentially just wait for death to take hold of them so I could toss them out. I’m not much of a flower person and we’re both not really gift-givers. Still, we’re not robots and believe it or not, after eight years we still love each other even after our travels added difficulty to our relationship.
Eating the East End: London Food Tour Video
While visiting my friend in London earlier this month we had the privilege to join in on a food tour of the city. The sister company of Rome’s Eating Italy, Eating London Food Tours kicked off this summer with a dive into London’s East End. I have done more drawn out, flavorless walking tours over the past two years than I’d ever care to do in my life. Some have been quite great. Others have been a three hour mind battle of pretending to pay attention. A food tour, however, sounded like just the thing to keep me interested because if my stomach is entertained, I’m entertained.
This wasn’t just food we were learning about though. I was pleasantly surprised by how much research when into the tour to give us a historical encounter of the East End of London that tied in perfectly with our foodie stops. These short bursts of information packed walks between the establishments were long enough to keep me intrigued and short enough to keep my mined from checking out.
I find that to be the main problem with three hour (non-food) walking tours. Nobody wants to listen to one person talk for three hours straight with only one 10 minute break. That’s what I loved about this food tour. Each establishment was given its time to shine simply by sampling its featured dishes. We stopped at eight restaurants (ignore the fact that I say 7 in the video) in all and you can watch me (with envy!) sample each delightful dish and find out which was my favorite.
Which dish would you want to try most?
TwoBadTourists Talk: Lisbon’s Gay Pride March
If you recall back in June, we had a campaign going on TwoBadTourists.com for our followers to vote on which Gay Pride event to send us. Between London, Paris, Barcelona, and Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city won! We chose these four cities because they were all celebrating their Pride weekends on the same days. Or so we thought… We were in for a bit of a surprise when we arrived in Lisbon only to find out that it was in fact, not Gay Pride weekend! Whoops! However, they were still having a Gay Pride March which is what we mistook for the actual Gay Pride weekend. What can we say? Our Portuguese is a little rusty!
So watch our latest TwoBadTourists Talk video as we start from the back of the march and head all the way to the front, stopping to check out some interesting entertainment! Don’t forget to Subscribe to TalkBadToursist Talk Here or at the end of the video!
TwoBadTourists Talk: Seville’s Plaza de España
We visited Seville for the first time with our good friend Ed from RexyEdventures and marveled at Plaza de España which we had discovered during our free walking tour of the city. Built in 1929 by Aníbal González for the Ibero-American Exhibition, a sort of world fair to improve Spain’s relationships with other countries, it has a gorgeous red brick style that makes it pop and is complemented by a calm canal that rents rowboats. It’s built in a semi-circle structure facing west toward the America’s as a gesture of embrace and an offer of apology for Spain’s history with South America. The exterior also features small alcoves that represent each province of Spain. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll be pleased to know that Plaza de España was used as a filming location for Star Wars Episodes I and II for part of the City of Theed. Today, the building is mostly used for government offices.
Video: Passing Time in Darmang, Ghana
Creativity is key when finding amusement without tv, wifi, or our favorite pass time… drinking wine [gasp!]. Somehow we did manage without these delightful vices and of course the camera had to catch some of the moments.
Tutoring & Homework at Our Volunteer Placement
We’ve enjoyed working on the farm and at the children’s library for Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa (VPWA). While those projects are of a larger scale, oddly enough we felt like the most help we provided while at the Children’s Center was during homework time.