London literally speaks your language, but with an irresistible accent. If you find yourself in the British capital, prepare to enjoy. A staggering wealth of art, culture, history, and fun awaits. All the reserve, politeness, stiff-upper-lip-looking-the-other-way, and queuing up that seems to be a national imperative goes out the door once the British set foot in a bar or club.
More than most Chinese cities, Shanghai is outward looking -- assimilating international influences and quickly absorbing global trends. The restaurant, bar, and gay scenes are also far more developed here than they are elsewhere in China. The city boasts a huge expatriate community, super chic hotspots and a burgeoning gay scene.
There is something about Paris that trumps other great world capitals. Even the staunchest New Yorkers harbor a touch of Paris envy. For gay travelers, Paris keeps pace with the times as new restaurants, bars, and clubs continue to open alongside old favorites. The heart of gay Paris is one of its oldest areas, Le Marais but while gay life is particularly visible and concentrated in this area, you'll find it all over the city.
The booming capital of Germany embraces the new millennium with an energetic zeal unmatched by any other city in Europe. New development, new nightlife, new neighborhoods, new everything almost overwhelms the past -- and the unsuspecting visitor -- in this dynamic metropolis. Gay travelers will find themselves enthralled by a rich variety of clubs and restaurants, as well as a refreshing celebration for alternate lifestyles.
Argentina's capital continues to be a destination of choice among LGBT travelers. With close to 25 gay bars and clubs, countless street caf?s, and legalized same-sex civil unions, Buenos Aires feels as much like a European conurbation as it does a Latin American one. Whether you only have time for a brief flirtation with this sexy city or can add several days to your schedule, Buenos Aires is a must-see.