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Iceland | The Blue Lagoon, A Bucket List Must!

We’re two very cynical people. Be they restaurants, bars, clubs, attractions, we’ll always take the hype with a pinch of salt. When you mention you’re visiting Iceland, the first thing so many people will ask is: “Are you going to The Blue Lagoon?”

A place that everyone and their mother visits isn’t normally imbedded in our itinerary, but we felt The Blue Lagoon was the exception, and we’d probably be refused boarding on the return flight if we hadn’t gone!

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Iceland | Friðheimar, Tomato Farm and Restaurant

Ever eaten inside a greenhouse? On a recent trip to Iceland we stopped by Friðheimar to witness their incredible tomato farm and eat a tomato-based lunch right inside the Atrium of their gigantic greenhouse, an hour’s drive from Reykjavík.

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Grand Central by Scandic, Stockholm

Whenever we search for hotels on our travels, we always want to find somewhere quirky and characterful.

Boutique hotels, designer hotels with just a touch of luxury and concept hotels are right up our street ’cause they make a trip to a destination all the more memorable. We love independently styled hotels and we really love ones that ooze unique character. We’re forever on the look out for beautiful spaces to rest our heads that’s a little out of the ordinary and which tempts us never to leave and after an overnight stay at the  Grand Central by Scandic in Stockholm, that’s exactly how we felt.

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Ekstedt, Stockholm’s Most Unforgettable Dining Experience

Open flames dance, smoked birch scents the air and a fierce heat emanates from the kitchen of Ekstedt on Stockholm’s Humlegårdsgatan.

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7 Different Things to do in Gran Canaria

It’s no secret that Gran Canaria is a long-established gay destination. Some flock to the island year-on-year for its old-school drag shows, after-hour bars, men-only resorts and clothing-optional beaches. Others will balk at that same line-up and run a mile. Whatever your idea of Gran Canaria is, if you haven’t been you’re missing out as there’s so much to discover in Gran Canaria.

We’ll admit we were sceptical too, but a sojourn on Europe’s sun-drenched southernmost archipelago should be high on your travel bucket list. Year-round blue skies (yes, 24ºC/75ºF in December), incredibly fresh dishes, unique day trips, adventure sports and a raucous gay scene… what are you waiting for?

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SP: Barcelona Calling (and How We Plan City Breaks as Bloggers)

Before GastroGays was even a twinkle in either of our eyes, we went to Barcelona.

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Not together, mind, it was years apart and with different people. But, like many, something about that Spanish city captured both our hearts and hasn’t quite let go ever since. We’re in the process of planning a long-overdue return trip to Barcelona together and wanted to share a little insight into how we plan our blogger trips and compile our ’48 Hours In’ travel guides for our blog. This is a sponsored post brought to you by GastroGays in conjunction with Avis.

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Taste of Galway: Galway Food Tours with Sheena Dignam

We’re suckers for food tours and we scour the net before embarking on a trip to any destination in the hopes we find a local going walkabout. By that we mean a local with expert knowledge, on-hand to guide us on-foot through the best of food and drink that an area has to offer. Recently we took a (seriously long-overdue ) trip back to Galway on Ireland’s wild west coast and we found all that we had hoped for in Sheena Dignam’s Galway Food Tours.

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