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!

GENERAL:
Nomadic Boys in the top 50 travel bloggers by Travelocafe (Nomadic Boys)
Sebastien and Stefan are really pleased to announce that after our first year of travel blogging, the Travelocafe has recognised us as one of their top 50 travel bloggers at #40 for March-May 2015.
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GENERAL:
Almost 50% of All Pride-goers Are Straight (SDGLN)
A European poll gives some interesting insight into people who attend gay pride parades. Last year, at the Stockholm Pride event, people were asked some questions about their gender, age and sexual preference.
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CUBA:
How to Book a Flight to Cuba (Shermans Travel)
If you’re among the thousands of U.S. Americans who have flocked to Kayak and similar sites to check prices for Cuba flights, you were probably surprised to discover that, well, they’re not there.
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GERMANY:
Berlin’s Love Parade Returns with the Zug der Liebe (Travels of Adam)
I still remember that first summer I arrived in Berlin. It was 2011 and there were already murmurs of Berlin being “over.” It was a wild, crazy summer with nights drinking outside the Spaetis in Neukoelln, beers along the canal, skipping dinner for late-night dates and more than a few strangers found in my bed on weekday mornings. I was broke most of that summer, making a few hundred Euros per month and spending recklessly. To be honest, I can’t remember a time since then when I had so much fun.
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JAMAICA:
Jamaica to Hold First LGBT Pride Celebration (The Advocate)
Jamaica is, sadly, a country renown for its violent homophobia, a place where the LGBT population the Human Rights Watch have said largely “live in constant fear.” Homosexuality between men is illegal (a holdover from British Colonial law), yet the Caribbean nation is nonetheless set to hold its first ever Pride celebration next week.
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MALAYSIA:
Back To The Future at the Time Capsule Hotel in Penang (Nomadic Boys)
The check in process is made very simple… get your card from reception, which will activate your pod and lockers, put your shoes in the shoe locker, take the lift, put your bag in the luggage locker, sleep in your capsule, and get out!
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MALAYSIA:
Romance and Luxury at The Four Seasons Langkawi (Nomadic Boys)
The Four Seasons Langkawi is one of the most beautiful places we’ve encountered during our travels.
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