From Asia, the Americas, or Europe, there are places perfect for interracial couples to go to. France is accepting as well as Singapore. Brazil is also popular with interracial couples as much as Switzerland is. Finally, couples of mixed races would love London, too.
We all love traveling.
But as much as we love to see the world as a couple, some places may not be as accepting as the American culture.
But this should not be cause for worry. We’ve gathered up all the nicest places to go to without worries of people staring. No matter the difference in your colors or races, this should not stop you from having a great adventure.
Here, we share with you that list.
- London, UK
Paris, the capital city of France, has a horde of interracial couples.
The city (as well as the rest of the country) is rife with different cultures and races. The diversity in this country paved the way for its people’s acceptance.
Historically, France had been the place of safety for black artists and intellectuals. James Baldwin and Josephine Baker were a few of them.
Most of the time, interracial couples will not feel any sort of discrimination in France.
Of course, no country is perfect. There will be tiny bits of stares once in a while. But France is the country where you will get these the least.
Singapore is a melting pot of different languages.
There is English, Mandarin, and Malay. Plus, there is also Tamil to add to the many languages in this small country.
The country is rich in culture. But even in its richness, one would see a mix of cultures in their food. It is also in its architecture and even in the looks of its locals.
Food in Singapore has a mix of Indian, Chinese, and Malay. There is also a touch of the West in many of their cuisines.
The architecture has hints of Eurasian Dutch in it.
Even the looks of the locals vary a lot.
Singapore is not just rich in culture. It is also a rich country.
As such, it is always common to find wealthy ex-pats working here.
With a large number of ex-pats in Singapore, it is common to find Asian-white couples in the country.
Interracial couples are many in Singapore. As such, people are more accepting of the idea.
Over the years, the city saw a blend of many cultures. Compared to NY, London is seeing more non-white people identify themselves as locals.
With a population, these diverse, interracial couples are common.
One would mostly see black and white couples. There are also couples of mixed races and religions.
Even the Royal Family has one of its members recently married to a lady of color. The idea should not be new to this city.
Couples of mixed races are very common in Brazil.
In fact, about 45% of the country’s population identify themselves as Pardos.
Pardos are those of mixed races. It is mostly a mix of black and white.
In Brazil, most of the families come from mixed races. Families often have a mix of Portuguese, Native, and Black in their blood.
And even if some Brazilians look white, chances are there will always be a mix of another race in the family tree.
The country has a population of Brazilians and Black Latinos. There are also Asians and Arabic.
Aside from these, there are Lebanese, Japanese, and even Germans in the country. With a diverse population, it is no wonder interracial couples are becoming common.
Interracial couples are common in Switzerland.
Just like France, the country may not be 100% accepting of mixed races. But they don’t show it.
The Swiss would stay polite in such encounters, especially to travelers.
But out of the many cities of Switzerland, there is a city perfect for interracial couples to travel to. This is the city of Geneva.
The city has a lot of interracial couples. There are also a lot of mixed-race children in the city.
Many would imagine Switzerland as a white, wealthy, and pristine place. But aside from that, there are also people of many colors that enjoy this beautiful country.
This is especially true in Geneva.
Here, there is at least one in every four locals that is of mixed race. This makes interracial relationships a more common concept in the city.
And this is what makes this city worth visiting for interracial couples.
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What are the most common challenges of interracial couples while traveling?
While traveling in other countries, most interracial couples experience challenges. Some of these could involve derogatory comments even in public. There are also stares, intimidation, and even negative comments.
While interracial couples are common in the US, this may not be a popular concept in other countries.
The destinations mentioned in the previous section may have an open-minded population. But most of the world may not be as open to couples of mixed races.
As an interracial couple, it is common to find extra challenges while traveling.
When you let it get into you, it can hurt you and make you feel bad.
But there are ways to deal with them.
As you can see, your partner is the best source of solace when faced with these challenges. It should be helpful that both of you look these troubles straight in the eye.
Lean against each other and gather that strength. Because it is only from each other that you can get all that support that you need.
While traveling, interracial couples can get derogatory comments. And these comments are sometimes not discreet at all. You may even hear them while in public.
Aside from that, there will also be negative comments. Whether it is online or while passing by an alfresco café, sometimes, people talk.
Expect stares, jibes, and even whispers as you pass by.
As you already know, loving somebody despite their race is rewarding. Love does not look at race or culture.
In fact, when one loves another, the perspective broadens. You tend to see the world in a different light. The differences in color and culture disappear.
Unfortunately, this is not how other people see it.
Racism will always exist in our society.
But no matter how other people stare and whisper, interracial couples must strive to be one. Interracial couples should take these issues together.
All these while maintaining empathy and support for each other.
How do you deal with discrimination while traveling as an interracial couple?
Discrimination against interracial couples can be common while traveling. But you don’t have to get indignant about it. It also helps if you know the norms of the destination you are visiting. And when faced with discrimination, learn to walk away.
Discrimination while traveling is common.
Some countries may not be as accepting as the US when it comes to races.
When discriminated against as an interracial couple, how do you deal with that?
Here are a few tips.
Try Not to Get Disgruntled
This may sound easier said than done.
But when discriminated against while traveling, this is a piece of advice to remember.
Try not to get indignant about it. The discrimination may be painful. It can make you both sad.
But wallowing in the experienced discrimination can ruin your travel experience.
You have to remember that you are in a different place.
Especially in other countries, discrimination against interracial couples may be common. But you have to remember that the culture of the country you are traveling in may be different.
Their culture may not be as accepting of the idea of mixed races. But this should not ruin your travels.
Know the Norms
This next piece of advice is helpful if speaking of different cultures,
Know the norms of your destination.
Discrimination happens everywhere, even for non-interracial couples. But understanding the norms of the land makes it easier for you to accept.
Read about the destination you are visiting.
See how accepting they are with interracial couples.
If they are not as accepting, this does not mean you are not visiting. You will still travel there. But at least you know what to expect.
It makes things easier to accept.
One bad experience in a city should not define the country as a whole.
At some point, one may experience discrimination in one city. The other city in the same country may be accepting.
Do not generalize the nation as a whole.
That one bad experience may just be an isolated issue.
Hasty generalizations will prevent you from enjoying the country you are visiting.
There is more to the country than that one bad experience.
Learn from it, and let go.
Don’t Rub It In
When traveling, some people may stare more than usual.
The body language of locals may be different from what we are so used to.
When these things happen, we tend to misinterpret. And when we do, don’t make a fuss out of it.
Because the more you make an issue out of whatever it is, the more attention you are attracting.
That is a perfect formula for more negative comments and even discrimination.
Learn to Walk Away
Sometimes, when faced with discrimination, it is better not to engage further.
You can always make a point. You can stress on your stand.
But remember that they have a different mindset and upbringing than you have. And if stressing a point will ruin your travel experience, it would be better just to walk away.
What should you remember when traveling as a same-sex interracial couple?
When traveling, same-sex interracial couples should know the norms of the destination. It is also beneficial to identify the kind of vacation you are having. Finally, know where to find your crowd. They can help you in times of need.
Traveling as an interracial couple can be a challenge.
But traveling as a same-sex interracial couple has an added layer of challenge to it.
Before packing your bags, here are a few tips to make it easier for you both.
Know the Norms of the Land
The US and some Western countries may be welcoming to same-sex couples.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case everywhere else.
Any LGBTQ+ traveler should know this.
It would always be helpful to know the norms (and even the laws) of the country you are visiting.
The internet is full of resources that can help you, as a couple, prepare.
There are still countries that criminalize homosexuality. Most of these would have their sights set on male-to-male partners. But take note that these laws do not exclude women as well.
Plus, some would also frown if you are traveling as an interracial couple. Travelers of a different race may not be as accepted in other countries as in the US.
Always travel with caution.
Design your Travels According to your Needs
First of all, we should emphasize that when traveling, always think of your safety.
When a country criminalizes homosexuality, it doesn’t mean you should not visit. You still can.
But you both have to remember to take precautions. This is because some countries may not be as accepting as the US.
When traveling, first identify your needs.
If you are going on a honeymoon, you would certainly choose a destination open to same-sex couples. This would allow you to get all the smooches and hugs without fear of discrimination.
And as interracial couples, you may also choose a place where there is tolerance to races and colors.
Always define the kind of vacation you are taking.
Is it romantic? Is it going to be an adventure?
Knowing the kind of vacation you are having is extremely helpful. It will help you identify the perfect destination for both of you.
Know Where your Crowd Is
When traveling, it is always useful to know where to find people like you.
There are a lot of resources online that are helpful. They can help you narrow down your choices of hotels as well as tourist destinations. They can even point you to the nicest restaurants in the area.
Online, you will be able to find blogs and apps. The blogs can help you with everything from where to go, what to eat, and where to stay.
Different countries have different levels of acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.
But no matter where you are, there will always be LGBTQ-friendly bars and cafes.
Look it up online. You don’t know what you are going to find.
Being a same-sex, interracial couple should not hinder you from having an amazing trip.
All you need is to plan things out carefully.
Talk to your partner.
At the end of the day, you are going on a vacation. And it should be amazing.
Your differences in color and race should never stop you from going.