In 2020, the Olympic Games will be organized in Japan, one of the most paradoxical countries on earth. Tradition and innovation, beautiful geisha’s and dishevelled bums, zen and violence, meditation.. > read more
The party institution La Demence is not only celebrating this autumn its thirtieth anniversary of parties in Brussels. Next summer it will also, from July 5 till July 12, 2020, be celebrating the tent.. > read more
Give kids a fighting chance . . . .to further develop themselves. Give them knowledge, so that they can develop themselves, because every child has received the gift to enrich diversity in this world... > read more
Arosa Gay Ski Week, which will be held from January 18 till January 25, 2020, is known as Europe’s favorite winter pride festival. Hundreds of gay men and women travel annually to Arosa, Switzerland.. > read more
Somewhere in a street in the heart of Bucharest, there is a gay bar. The only gay bar in the capital of Romania. The terrace in front of the bar is decorated with rainbow flags. “Love is love,” it.. > read more
I am in the Transkei in South Africa, where I have been working on projects since 2007. The first five years I focused on AIDS orphans. After this period, we’re focussing on destitute children and t.. > read more
In February this year, I went to Cuba for a sports development project. The last four days of my visit, I explored its mystical metropolis Havana: an unforgettable experience. One week prior to my dep.. > read more
In September the Coming 7th edition of the European La Demence gay cruise offers you a unique itinerary from Lisbon to Madeira and the Canary islands, on board of the ship Monarch. With more then 2,00.. > read more
Argentina, the country of Máxima... Maybe just to get a taste of the background of the present queen of The Netherlands it might be interesting to visit this South American country, or at least its c.. > read more
Combine New York, Paris, and Rome, place it in South America, and you end up with: Buenos Aires. A metropolis that explodes in your face with color, smell and sound. With authentic neighborhoods and u.. > read more
The fourth edition of La Demence Cruise is about discovery, bringing the participants to some hidden treasures of the Mediterranean Sea, where large cruise ships cannot come. La Demence will sail with.. > read more
Colognes biggest gay event, Sexy, is always good for a surprise.
This time, Saturday March 23, Sexy is hosting the Grindr World Tour: after South America and a.o. Paris, Antwerp & Barcelona, Grind, t.. > read more
Not too many European cities have such a rich gay history as the Austrian capital. Gay emperors, generals or composers of days gone by and all the gays and lesbians of today convert Vienna into a uniq.. > read more
Unfortunately gay tourists are not really welcome in Kenya. Gay sex is even illegal. A large majority of the population thinks gay and transgender people are disgusting.
That’s the bad news.
But a.. > read more
Minusio, where is that? Not in Italy but close to it, at the Lago Maggiore in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.
What’s there to see? At the moment a very curious exhibition on two German sp.. > read more
The impressive metropolis Paris is a non-stop international tourist magnet and judging by the enormous amount of gay nightlife establishments it’s obvious Paris has outstripped Amsterdam as a Gay Ca.. > read more
I admit, Granada is not the most obvious city to choose for your long saved-up for gay holiday. It’s, in Southern Andalusia, a typical example of a provincial town. That sounds a lot less swinging t.. > read more
Think of Russia and gays and you’ll picture rainbow colored demonstrators being attacked by neo-Nazis with clubs perhaps. You’ll remember the images of police officers arresting not the bald-heade.. > read more
From July 31 to August 8, the greatest European gay & lesbian festival will come back to rock Barcelona by offering fifteen astonishing parties, plenty of daytime activities and, best of it all, the t.. > read more
Manchester doesn’t immediately conjure up images of a flourishing gay community and nightlife. We usually go to London or Barcelona for that. Why is it that so few people are aware of the fact that .. > read more
Naples reminds us of the Spanish cities of Madrid and Valencia. Especially the architecture and lifestyle of the third biggest city of Italy is as impressive. Naples is the busy and lively historic ca.. > read more
From this autumn travelers to the US will have to fill out a form via internet, three days prior to their departure. Until now Dutch people - as well as most other EU citizens - didn’t need a visa f.. > read more
If you want to travel far for little money, go for the dollar. New York is getting cheaper and cheaper to shop in but also a holiday in the Caribbean will set you back less than ever. It’s already q.. > read more
According to Greek mythology Heracles (Hercules) founded the city of Seville when he visited the seven nymphs. Of course he fell in love with it, because the home of the Spanish flamenco goes straight.. > read more
The report from La Demence mentions the fact that the trip back especially can be quite a downer after a night of partying. But there are good solutions to that problem. Turn a night of dancing into a.. > read more
After World War II, fleeing Hungarians brought them to the United States for safekeeping. Jimmy Carter returned them to Hungary in 1978. Worth seeing for both the building itself as well as the exhibits inside is the Museum of Applied Arts, a fantastic combination of traditional folk elements with Art Nouveau, Islamic, Hindu and Persian motifs. The roof is covered with ceramics from the famous Zsolnay factory in Pécs.
The spacious white Victorian interior with glass dome overhead seems a complete contrast to the multicolored Oriental exterior. Exhibits include furniture, textiles, metalwork, ceramics, porcelain and glass. The superb Museum of Ethnography originally served a different purpose.
Its designer was the first runner-up in the turn-of-the-century competition for the Parliament building, and it housed the Supreme Court and Chief Prosecutor's Office. Go inside just to admire the frescos on the ceiling and the splendid staircase. To make it easy for visitors to see museums and all the city's sights, the 3-day Budapest Card allows the purchaser to travel free on all public transportation, visit most of the city's top museums and provides discounts on guided tours, at selected restaurants and shops. You can buy the Budapest Card in the US or upon your arrival in Hungary at the airport, at hotels, museums, travel agencies and metro stations.
Budapest had the first subway on the European Continent. That first line is still in operation, along with the modern lines built after World War II. One area that must be explored on foot is Erzsébet Town, the charming old Jewish quarter. The Byzantine-looking Dohány Street Synagogue was recently restored to its original grandeur. With 3,000 seats, it is Europe's largest synagogue and the world's second largest after New York's Temple Emanu-El.
In the courtyard is the moving Holocaust Memorial in the form of a weeping willow, its metal leaves engraved with the names of victims. Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism, was born nearby. Wander through the courtyards connecting residential buildings, forming a protective cocoon for the quarter. Then stop for pastry or lunch at one of several kosher restaurants and cafés.
Budapest has become a gay mecca in this part of Europe with many gay places. By day, you can visit museums, take a coffee in one of the cafes or visit gay sauna Magnum. By night you can have a dinner at either a cheap or a fancy restaurant and after go to the gay discos or bars. Since the fall of the communist regime, a commercial gay infrastructure has grown up, though there is less of a sense of community than in other European countries. Nevertheless the very first gay youth group was founded recently and a Gay Pride Day in Budapest has been organized every year since 1997. Gay marriage is not possible, but the law makes no difference between homo- or heterosexual partnerships.
Bars & Clubs
Gay, Bar, Back room / Darkroom, Video, Rent Boys, Shows
Gay basement bar with Hungary's most frequented back room & video room. Crowded all week. Every night there are Go-Go dancers and a & stripper, show time is 0:30 am every night. Audience of all age ranges and types of interest. Not easy to find. At Magyar utca 42 there is a separate door to the cellar with a A on the door. Go downstairs (its located in the cellar). You'll get a consumption card after you've entered the place. Pay at the bar before you leave.
Picture: New York Palace at Budapest
CoXx Club (former Chaos)
near to Metro Astoria and Metro Blaha L. Square, Night bus 78é)
Gay (men only), Gallery, Internet café, Bar, Back room / Darkroom
CoXx was Chaos before. The owners are the same, but they enlarged the place. Now it has 300 sqm, 3 bars, xxl cruising area, dark-rooms, video room, wet-room, jail, Andrew-cross, sligs, cages etc. Every month special partys ( nude sex party, military cruising party etc.)
If you arrive at Dohány utca 38, you'll see their gallery and Internet café (3 terminal.jpg' border=0 width=100% style='display:block;margin-top:--95px;'>
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