Archive for May, 2010

Cologne- the gay capital of Germany, host to the 2010 gay games

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Cologne, Germany’s oldest city, sits on the banks of the Rhine River. It is also one of the most gay friendly cities in Europe. This year that inclusiveness will front and center once again when Cologne hosts the 2010 Gay Games from July 31 to August 7. This is the biggest sporting and arts celebration for LGBT athletes, musicians, singers and artists. Anyone can compete, no one has to quality to enter and anyone can take part, regardless of sexual preference.

And don’t think the Gay Games is just about sports either. Cologne will celebrate with festivals, fairs, parades and other cultural events. Singers and bands from all over the world will feature in singing and instrumental festivals. Even when it’s not playing host to sports men and women from every continent, Cologne is a vibrant city with loads of gay clubs to suite all tastes, gay restaurants and bars. The city brims with historic, architectural and cultural attractions so there is plenty for gay travelers to enjoy.

If you’re lucky to be visiting Cologne, check out the local Koln Service Center which offers an exclusive Pink Welcome Card that will entitle you to free public transport and discounts for opera shows, theater tickets, river cruises, and museums. You will also qualify for discounts at a number of gay shops, saunas, bars and clubs. The city is certainly gearing up for gay travel to Cologne this year. So post a blog of your experience and post a review of your accommodation experience.

VIII. Gay Games Cologne 2010- Cologne welcomes the world!

Provincetown Restaurant Week, May 21-27

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Many Provincetown restaurants are participating in the upcoming Restaurant Week, May 21-27. Throughout the week diners will be able to enjoy 3 course prix fix dinners at $25 and $35. Provincetown is home to some great restaurants serving local seafood, so here is a chance to sample local cuisine at reasonable prices.