In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

AUSTRALIA:
Australia’s Throwing a Drag Festival Inspired by Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Gay Star News)
A drag extravaganza named Broken Heel Festival is taking place in Australia next month, from 11-13 September.
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Broken Heel Festival

BRAZIL:
Morning Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Guaratiba (Carlos Melia Blog)
One of the many experiences I’ve curated, during my recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, for my VIP clients coming next year for the 2016 Summer Olympics, is the Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
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Carlos Melia

CAMBODIA:
Is this the World’s Most Beautiful Open-Air Museum? (Keep Calm and Wander)
The National Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia might be the world’s most beautiful open-air museum where treasures of old Khmer civilization are displayed without the boring traps of most modern museum you’ve been in the past.
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Alain - Cambodia

CANADA:
5 Day Trips from Vancouver Worth Tripping For (Shermans Travel)
We love the cosmopolitan excursions in Vancouver as much as the next traveler, but we’re also huge fans of the fact that it’s a great gateway to surrounding outdoorsy adventures. After all, the city is flanked by mountains, forests, and the Pacific coast. Best of all, plenty of these escapes are accessible as day trips.
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Tourism Vancouver
Tourism Vancouver

CHINA:
The Largest Glazed Nine Dragon Screen in China (Keep Calm and Wander)
The largest glazed Nine Dragon Screen in China is found in Datong. It is the oldest one in China. It’s one of the four screens that are found in the country. Two are in Beijing (Beihai Park and Forbidden City) and one in Pingyao.
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Alain - China

ITALY:
Venice Mayor Refuses Permit for Gay Pride Parade (Passport)
Venice is enjoying a boom in gay tourism, thanks to the many cruise ships that dock in its iconic canals and its numerous cultural offerings, but Mayor Luigi Brugnaro, a business man who won the election on a center-right platform, draws the line at a gay pride parade.
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MALAYSIA:
Five Malaysian Recipes (Nomadic Boys)
Recipes for Otak Otak Fish Cakes, Sweet Pandan Pancakes, Chicken Rendang, Malaysian Curry, and Beef Rendang.

Nomadic Boys

USA, CALIFORNIA:
New Promotional Clip From Folsom Street Fair (Joe.My.God)
Last week organizers of the Folsom Street Fair won praise for their Fosse-inspired promotional clip. Today they released a less-raunchy but equally bizarre follow-up.
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USA, MASSACHUSETTS:
Video – At Provincetown’s Carnival Week (Joe.My.God)
“Candy Land” was this year’s theme at Provincetown’s Carnival Week and JMG reader Rob sends us his photo montage of the gay gay gay festivities. Seen above are the famed Hat Sisters riding in the parade as Life Savers.
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USA, NEW YORK:
20 Photos: New York Skyline from One World Tower Observatory (Keep Calm and Wander)
You know how I love heights, skylines and cityscapes from above. In every cities I’ve been to, I always make sure that going up there is one of the things I wouldn’t miss to do.
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New York - Alain

This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.

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