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]
The southern city of Guangzhou, China is the third largest city in China and the center of the Chinese manufacturing powerhouse that has filled the Wal-Marts of America with cheap plastic shit. Manuel and I took a weekend trip down there to explore the scene and in our opinion is not a great option for Single Dudes. While there are some good possibilities for making money and some hot chicks, there are far too many cons for me to recommend it.
First thing that jumped out at us was the price. Guangzhou was shockingly expensive. This was my first trip to the mainland and I was expecting it to be a bargain, but Guangzhou is definitely not even close … [Read more]
I love Saigon.
Known only officially as Ho Chi Minh City, but informally to everyone still as Saigon, the main city of Vietnam is a fantastic place. It passes Charlie’s Single Dude Evaluation with flying colors. Great food, people, party and value make Saigon one of my top 5 cities in the world.
So many things are great about Saigon that it’s hard to decide where to start. To pick a first among equals, let’s start with the food. In my opinion, when you consider the good value, great taste, and health, Vietnamese food is the best food I’ve found on Planet Earth. They have great spicy salads, soups, seafood, fried rice in a pineapple, fresh spring rolls, … [Read more]
I greatly enjoyed reading the Single Dude’s articles on the pros and cons of Singapore. As a European business person I would like to expand a bit on the “Singaporean retardation” described in the cons article. When I arrived in Singapore I was absolutely shocked at the almost unimaginable retardation of the local Singaporeans. Given that Singapore is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and apparently has the highest number of millionaires per capita, I was expecting … [Read more]
Recently, team Single Dude found themselves on a short trip to Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand. A lot has changed since I’d been there last about 5 years ago. Patong Beach is now second only to Pataya in terms of its filth and debauchery. I don’t mind the filth, although that’s not my end goal in a vacation destination, so much as I mind all the tourist trap-ism. Phuket has turned into a town for the locals to extract as much as money in as short a period of time as possible from the hordes of Western, Russian, Chinese, and other tourists.
Where to begin? Ever been to a Thai go-go … [Read more]
We’ve been absolutely dying to visit Macau for years, especially ever since we heard that Macau overtook Vegas as the number one gambling destination back in 2007. Being that Macau is only a short, cheap ($20 USD) one hour jet boat ride from Hong Kong, which is a favorite destination of ours, there is really no excuse that it took us so long to visit.
Right off the bat we’ve gotta say, it was a big let down. Granted we were only there on a week day and it could have been an “off night” but still, given all the hype it was pretty lame. Macau may rake in more gambling … [Read more]
London, England, is the most overrated big city in the world.
I can never understand why so many people want to go on and on about how much they love London, although, I have noticed that it is usually fat Western people doing the talking. It’s the favorite place for entitled American Women’s Studies majors to go and spend a semester at or to work for a year, so that they can then come back to America and demonstrate their sophistication by going on an on about how great London is and how they want to go back there to live.
I personally have never understood the attraction of London, and in our opinion London is a very … [Read more]
While Bintan (and nearby Batam, the island next to it) is not a place we would recommend you go out of your way to plan a vacation, it might be an attractive getaway if you are stuck in Singapore for some work project (pretty much the only good reason to be in Singapore) and you’re on a tight budget or you don’t have much time. Bintan is doable even for just a two day one night trip.
Although Bintan has picture perfect white sand beaches and blue water it compares quite poorly to many other destinations in the region such as Read more]