Gay Travel Croatia present you the second interview of the series – this one is with @badgiulyan, an Italian traveller!

Meet the star of this weeks interview – Giuliano

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Giuliano, I’m 24 from Venice, Italy but I moved to the United States last year with my husband, John, who is Portuguese-American. We live in the beautiful Art Deco district in Miami, FL with our adorable 8 year old chihuahua, Roman. I have had the passion to travel since when I was child with thanks to my family who always taught me how important is see different place, different people, and different cultures. Croatia was actually one of the first places I traveled to a child. 

When you travel, do you choose to travel to gay – friendly destinations or are there any “non gay friendly” ones?
Both, but I’m don’t care much for only gay vacations and destinations. Every city has a gay life. Being gay must be a part of the journey, not the focus. This of course, is just my opinion. 
All my travels start with the dream to see a new place and nothing more. I have luckily never faced an adversity while traveling to any location. 

@badgiulyan and his husband @johnsantiagomusic

What’s important to you while traveling?
Feeling free, is a beautiful feeling. Being lost in a different place brings a mystery. It’s unknown and I love to experience that. 

Can you tell us more about your trip to Croatia?
I love Croatia! When I have a free weekend during the summer I would drive my car there, since I was born in Northern Italy. It’s luckily just three hours away. 
The last time I went Croatia was last September/October with my husband. We drove from Milan to Krk and spend the night there. Went spent one week driving the Istria coast and stopping many cities such as Pula, Rovinj, Rijeka, Novigrad, and Umag. 

Giuliano showing off his beautiful ink

What’s your impression about Croatia?
The same as always, a beautiful place to visit. I always love returning to see different areas which I haven’t traveled to yet. 
I was extremely happy to show my husband this magical place. 
Last time I went to Krk and it exceeded my expectations. It is so beautiful! The seafood was fresh, the views were breathtaking, and the towns full of life.

Do you have any advice for people that want to come to Croatia?
Croatia is beautiful everywhere. I have also been to Zagreb, Plitvice lakes, and the majority of the coast. To me it’s like an unspoiled paradise! If you are good to visit allow yourself time to swim in the blue lagoon and drive through the roaming hills. I really hope they conserve this special place, that will always hold a very special place in my heart. 

The amazing Croatian seaside w/ @badgiulyan

That’s a wrap for our second Gay Experience interview! Giuliano, thank you for taking some time for us, we appreciate it! Don’t forget to check our Italian neighbour out on Instagram @badgiulyan.

Also – don’t forget to check us out on Instagram @gaytravelcroatia for gay friendly news, content & destinations in Croatia.