Have you ever heard of Freetown Christiania? I hadn’t either until very recently. If you like Amsterdam, you’ll love Christiania. Had I not seen it with my own eyes, I would not have believed such a place could exist in today’s era of overbearing, oppressive governments. So what exactly is Freetown Christiania? I would describe it as stepping into a time machine and being transported back to a mini Woodstock (although Woodstock predates my time this is something like what I imagine it must have been like). That’s the atmosphere anyway but for all intents and purposes it would appear to a be a tiny self-contained, self-governing … [Read more]
Sorry for the long hiatus. We are going to be back with new material soon. In the mean time, we have a Single Dude Travel Tip for you that can save you some of your hard earned money. The specific example I have is from Argentina but I’m sure there are similar scams going on for many other countries. The thing with Argentina is that if you are a US Citizen you have to pay $160 to their scumbag government (officially called the “Argentina Reciprocity Fee”), but at least it’s good for 10 years. Read more]
I’ve lived in Thailand for more than 5 years, and I firmly believe that it’s a Single Dude’s Paradise. I’ve been all over in Asia, but I chose to live in Thailand because it had everything I was looking for: pretty and available women, gorgeous beaches, a thick expat community, and a cheap cost of living. There are drawbacks, but many are overstated and easily avoidable. It’s not perfect, but no place is. I think the Single Dude’s have a fantastic website here, and a lot of their observations on Thailand were spot on. I definitely think they picked up on more more than most casual tourist’s do, so their posts are worth reading. But there’s plenty that they missed, … [Read more]
Today we bring you a guest post from Skins over at SingleMansParadise.com. We think it’s a great article that is spot on about Ko Samui and we haven’t covered this location yet. You may also be interested in our other posts Rilay Beach, Phuket, the Song Kran festival, Thailand in general and how to spot a ladyboy. Also of note is … [Read more]
Kota Kinabalu, in the state of Sabah, Malaysia, is a popular beach getaway. Because I had a few days off and Air Asia had some cheap tickets I decided to go there with a girlfriend for a little beach getaway. I love living in Asia and being able to make little beach getaways to places like Langkawi, Bali, Nha Trang, and Rilay Beach. Hell, even Phuket is fun for a dew days. I quite like Langkawi as a beach getaway; … [Read more]
I recently visited Buenos Aires, Argentina and I have to say, my experience was starkly contrasted with Charlie’s. I am not going to rehash everything Charlie covered so I strongly suggest you read his article first, and then my counter to it. I also have to preface my reflections by saying that Argentina is at the beginning of another one of their famous catastrophic currency crises (others may argue that they’re well in the middle of it but I think this is the tip of the iceberg), so your mileage may vary in terms of prices.
Since I already touched on the currency crisis, let’s start with prices. If spending … [Read more]
Happy New Years, dudes! I hope that 2013 was good for you and I hope that 2014 is filled with good health, happiness, hot chicks and business success for all our loyal readers. I’m writing on the beach in East Malaysia where I am taking a little New Years’ trip with one of my favorite girlfriends, a very pretty and nice nurse from Hong Kong. I will try to write a little report on Kota Kinabalu soon, but it occurs to me that I promised some more writing on India, so I would like to tackle the subject of the prospects (or lack of) for finding women in India.
I have been to 50 countries now, and I … [Read more]
I just got back from another killer trip to Vietnam, and for the first time I finally made it to the beach paradise of Nha Trang. Nha Trang is awesome, with great party, great food, great value, and some great single dude opportunities. Nha Trang is the epitome of Single Dude Recommended weekend getaway destinations.
Every time I take an Asian holiday these days I end up asking myself the same question: “Why did I not just go to Vietnam?” Sure, there’s nice beaches in the Philippines, but the Filipino chicks are a bore, the food is atrocious, and weed … [Read more]
Hello dudes and greetings from Mumbai, India. I have just spent my first two weeks in India and I have a lot of observations to share. While I had a good time in India, overall it is absolutely not a good single dude destination. In fact it is one of the worst countries I have ever been to for a single dude, unless you are a closeted queer like many, many Indian dudes appear to be.
First things first, I would like to say that personally speaking I like Indians. They are very friendly, outgoing and nice. A trip to the beach in India with an imported girlfriend is a good idea. It’s cheap, the food is good, it’s … [Read more]
Bali, Indonesia, is a nice place. Manuel has been going there for the last several years and I finally got to check it out this summer when Team Single Dude spent a very pleasant week there. I can’t give Bali a top score for single dude travel, but it does have quite a bit to offer.
First of all I should mention the Bali breeze. After spending the last several months in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, all of which can be stiflingly hot and humid, Team Single Dude greatly appreciated Bali’s breeze, low humidity and clear … [Read more]