Saturday, September 4, 2021

Gay Bars and Clubs in Istanbul


It's been hard to track LGBT+ venues during Covid 19 period for us also. This is a summary of recent changes we are able to obtain as of September 2021.

***In August 2020 they bought the rival Chaplin Cafe and moved to their address, where Chaplin Cafe used to be located, after operating on Imam Adnan Sokak for almost two decades

***Former Chianti Bar moved to a new address with a new name.
Rio Bar (20:00-02:00)
Address: Istiklal cad. Oğüt Sokak, No: 6, Kat 1 (1st floor), Taksim, Beyoglu.

***A new gay club was opened:
Stay Club (22:00-05:00)
Address: Imam Adnan Sok, No 8, Kat 3 Beyoglu, Istanbul

***Following venues have been closed down
Chaplin Cafe - In August 2021 it was bought by the rival gay cafe, Mor Kedi
Chianti Bar - They opened a new bar in a different address, called Rio Bar
Durak Pub - Closed during Covid 19 period.
Club 17 - Closed during Covid 19 period.
Haspa Club - They moved to Bodrum in 2019

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Pinokyo Cafe & Bar Istanbul

In 2021 Pinokyo Bar moved to a new place on the same street right across the previous one.

Pinokyo Cafe & Bar Istanbul: Pinokyo Bar address, location map, pictures, videos, comments and reviews by Istanbul Gay Bar; the Guide of Gay Bars and Clubs in Istanbul

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Summer holiday demand shifts to autumn amid travel uncertainty

People are increasingly putting off their summer holidays and booking autumn breaks instead due to uncertainty over international travel, tour operators say.

Thomas Cook said autumn bookings were up 50% on normal levels, while luxury tour operator Kuoni said customers were "holding out for October half term". 
Greece and the Caribbean are among the most popular destinations. But some fear prices will rise due to fewer countries being open to tourism.

International travel is due to resume from 17 May under the government's roadmap to reopening, with plans for a "traffic-light" system categorising different countries.

However, the list of countries that Britons can travel to will not be known until nearer 17 May and will be subject to change. This has prompted a surge in autumn holiday bookings, with breaks in September and October accounting for 30% of Thomas Cook's live bookings for the year.  

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Gay Friendly Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Gay and Lesbian Friendly Rio de Janeiro Hotels

Casa Cool Beans B&B - Gay Friendly Hotel

Rio de Janeiro Gay Hotels 1
Price range: 59 / 79 Euros (low / high season)
Gay owned and operated guesthouse. Informative hosts are full of tips on gay Rio. Many downtown and Lapa attractions are within a 20 minute walk. Santos Dumont Airport is 2.5 mi away. Casa Cool Beans is 3.1 mi from both Novo Rio Bus Station and Corcovado Mountain. Downtown Rio de Janeiro is 1.9 mi from the property.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Gay and Lesbian Friendly Tours in Turkey

Gay and Lesbian Friendly Tours in Turkey

Gay Friendly Tours in Turkey. Ephesus, Pamukkale, Fethiye, Dalyan, Caunos

Turkey Gay Travel - Epesus

5 Days & 4 Nights Tour by Plane - Everyday Departure in Summer !

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Gay Friendly Hotels in Mykonos

Instant reservation for gay and lesbian friendly hotels in Mykonos

Geranium Residence - Gay Hotel

Mykonos Gay Hotels 2
Price range: 199 / 699 Euros (low / high season)
Located 500 m from Mykonos town, Geranium Residence is a gay, adults-only hotel offering a swimming pool with a large sun terrace. Unlike the Elysium, this hotels is quieter and a bit further away from the action, so great if you’d prefer a bit more privacy. It’s also aimed specifically at gay traveler, so you’ll get a warm welcome.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Canada Bans Cruises till 2022 and Advises Against Cruise Travel

Canada cruise ship ban
Vancouver cruise terminal - file photo courtesy of Port Vancouver

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 02-04-2021 03:34:52


The Government of Canada today announced that it is banning cruise ships for one year while also advising Canadian citizens and residents to avoid all cruise ship travel. The government said the surprising move was in response to the continued risk cruise vessels in Canadian waters pose to the health care system.

“As Canadians continue to do their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, our government continues to work hard to ensure Canada’s transportation system remains safe. Temporary prohibitions to cruise vessels and pleasure craft are essential to continue to protect the most vulnerable among our communities and avoid overwhelming our health care systems. This is the right and responsible thing to do,” said Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra.

Gay Bars and Clubs in Istanbul

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