"I managed to find one gay bar in Leon this last January. It was a slow weeknight, so there were only 6 of us there. Me, the bartender, a male couple, and two transvestites or pre-ops transexuals. It was a nice place, with rainbow…"
Scottish/English/Dutch ancestry. I'm a Euroholic (been over 30 times now), and I've been to 42 of the US States. Love to snorkel, read, go camping, cook, take photographs, and do genealogy. Castles and cathedrals are high on my 'to see' list. Japan is the next place I want to see!
My partner and I lived in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua from 2005 until May 2010. Prior to that we had been visiting the country since 1995.
In my opinion, Managua offers few tourist attractions and you should consider visiting nearby Granada, a colonial city. However if you don't get the opportunity to leave Managua, Wikitravel offers some great suggestions on things to do. I've done all of them and they're very interesting. Read the "See" section. http://wikitravel.org/en/Managua
If you do get the opportunity to visit Granada, Wikitravel has some good suggestions as well. http://wikitravel.org/en/Granada_%28Nicaragua%29. I would highly recommend taking the lake boat tour to see the "isletas". Omixbar is the only gay bar I know in Granada.
My personal favorite part of the country is the beach community of San Juan del Sur. http://www.sanjuandelsurportal.com/. This was home for five years for me and my partner. It's a gay friendly town with a lot of Canadian and US expats. El Beestro Restaurant is owned by a personal friend of mine (lesbian from Ohio.)
Tim & his boyfriend run a great little hotel in Granada, Nicaragua, if you are visiting there... info/link below... and if you are thinking about visiting Guatemala - visit my website - www.Georges-TravelClub.com... safe & happy travels Tim... best, George
Indeed this is true. Amsterdam is one of the finest cities to live in.
It is very liberal and gay friendly. I always hear from my guests that the Dutch are very friendly, helpful and easy going. In this compact city you find coffeeshops, many gay bars with dark rooms, the famous sauna Thermos, museums and galleries. And all on walking distance. It is very special feeling walking alongside the canals early in the morning when the city is still quiet. Also in wintertime when it is early dark and can you see the people in the houses doing their daily things (we do not close the curtains). And when it starts to rain or snow, have a drink in one of the bars and meet the locals.