Capturing Your Love The Scruffy Italian
Connextions Magazine catches up with Scruffy Gios, of The Scruffy Italian Traveller, while he’s updating his social media sites, which is a must-do for any serious blogger. And this Italian born, sexy traveller loves to flaunt his beard and quite often flaunts more than just his beard and sexy smile! Connextions Magazine (CM): Tell our readers about your background and what it was like growing up being your fabulous-self? Scruffy Gios (SG): I had a good upbringing, not too difficult to be honest. Although, even aware of my homosexuality since I was a kid, I chose to hide it as long as I lived with my parents… I come from a not too small city, in Southern Italy, and at that time there was still some stigma connected to the gay lifestyle. No big drama in my decision, though. As soon as I left my parents’
home and moved out, to study university in Padua (I was 18) in northern Italy, I started joining gay associations and going to gay bars and clubs. It was time not to hide anymore: not long after that, going back home for Christmas, I decided to come out to the whole family! And I don’t regret it at all! CM: When did you decide to travel the world and present it to others? SG: A couple of years ago, I happened to lose my job in London. I felt like this was really an opportunity to finally do what I like the most: travel full time and tell it all to the world through my blog! The best decision of my life. I have always loved traveling, and I have always done it. But, as an employee, it is not easy to find the time to do it as much as you would love to! So, when I had some money and I had the opportunity to do so, I embraced it as a new challenge I could not say NO to! I have always been adventurous, and the
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