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Author photoJD Van Zyl

  • 8th February 2012

    Travel: Getting sexy in Salt Lake City 14

    Salt Late City, Utah (Photo: Adam Barker)

    9:31 AM — Ushered onto the global stage by the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City might still be best known as the base of the Latter-day Saints Church. But JD van Zyl found underneath its perfectly pristine Mormon veneer hides a surprisingly rewarding and gay-friendly destination.

  • 16th September 2011

    Travel: Dazzlin’ Dallas — not your average Western Cowtown 6

    Dallas lives large, thinks big (Photo: Clay Coleman)

    2:44 PM — Live Large. Think Big. That’s the Dallas marketing slogan and one on which the metropolis delivers in true Texan style. But there is also a very different side to Dallas, as JD van Zyl found – one which boasts a buzzing gay scene, a rich cultural experience and unrivalled Texas hospitality.

  • 8th September 2010

    Travel: Going gay at the Oktoberfest 2

    Oktoberfest, image copyright: Frank Störbrauck

    11:27 AM — More than just the world’s biggest mug-clunking, beer-swilling and sausage gobbling festival in the world – on the first Sunday of Munich’s macho beer festival, the Oktoberfest turns a bright shade of pink when the Braurösl tent is filled to the rafters with 8,000 gay men. Most of them in scrumptiously tight-fitting lederhosen.

  • 28th July 2010

    Travel: Cologne vies for title of Germany’s gayest city 3

    Cologne mixes clubbing and culture (Photo: JD Van Zyl)

    5:40 PM — For the past two decades it's been a case of Berlin versus Cologne for the title of Germany’s gay capital. But now, as I look down Schaafenstrasse, crammed with hunky guys and the occasional German celebrity all the way down the block, there is no doubt in whose favour the scale swings tonight.

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