Meet Rath, A Gay Cambodian Who Shares His Story

Out Adventures loves to connect travellers with people from the LGBT communities in the far-flung lands we visit. It’s a great way to get the most authentic perspective on what life is like. One such connection was with Rath, a gay Cambodian who is still married to his wife while fighting for marriage equality. During our Laos & Cambodia: Buddhist Sights & City Nights gay tour, our guests had a relaxed dinner with Rath and were able to ask questions about the country’s emerging LGBT movement.

Read on to meet this activist who shares his story as well as sheds some light on the nuanced LGBT Cambodian experience.

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Stays That Slay: Thailand

The luxurious pool at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra.

Our two gay Thailand tours (Temples & Beaches and New Year Celebration) are renowned for overwhelming the senses: the sights, sounds, smells, colours and flavours will make you feel alive. But all that invigoration also warrants a wonderful retreat to recuperate for the next round. So here’s a sneak peek at where we’ll slumber during these adventures…

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A Big Day At The Elephant Sanctuary

A group of gay travellers volunteer at the Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.

by Lino DiNallo

Until my first Out Adventure to Thailand, I underestimated what a visit to the elephant sanctuary entailed. Before then, it was just a line item in our itinerary. After that day, however, I was a changed man. I bonded with these magnificent beasts and felt like the Jane Goodall of Elephas maximus – a patron of trunks if you will. Read on to learn about our beautiful day together.

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7 Experiences In Siem Reap That Aren’t Angkor

A group of Phare Cambodian Circus performers demonstrate an elaborate tableux with bamboo, fire and contortion.

Everyone from Lonely Planet to Condé Nast Traveler has referred to Siem Reap as ‘The Gateway to Angkor’. And while the moniker isn’t wrong – over 2 million annual visitors pass through Siem Reap city en route to angelic Angkor – it has become a spectacular destination in and of itself.

Here are 7 experiences beyond Angkor gay travellers shouldn’t overlook in Siem Reap.

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In Focus: Laos & Cambodia

Kevin Robitaille taking a selfie at Angkor Wat.

While gay travellers flock to Vietnam for the food, clamber to Thailand for the culture and race to Bali for the beaches, only a few trendsetters touchdown in Laos. Consequently, the tiny landlocked country has maintained a certain level of mystery to LGBT travellers.

Kevin Robitaille, our beloved sales manager, led a group of inquisitive gay adventurers through Laos & Cambodia this past autumn. While touring, Kevin took a slew of arresting photos in both countries.

Peruse his travel photos below and then head over to our website to learn about lovely Laos. If we’ve piqued your interest, consider joining our annual Laos & Cambodia: Buddhist Sights & City Nights gay tour to see the lush country for yourself.

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What You Can Expect Staying in Nepal’s Tea Houses

Tea Houses are a form of accommodation unique to the Himalayas. They’re also the main lodgings featured throughout our Nepal: Kathmandu & Everest Base Camp gay climb.

We enlisted Head Honcho and frequent Out Adventures host, Robert Sharp, to give Inquisitive Alpinists a tour of one such accommodation. Take a look!

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