SDT Travel Advisory: Don't get ripped off on travel visa scams for Argentina or other countries

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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]

Single Dude Radio Episode 8, We Love Saigon

Single Dude Radio

Today we dip into the archives for an unreleased podcast back from a while back when we were in Saigon. A lot has changed since then; Boris is no longer with the blog, and drunk Charlie doesn’t really show his face very often anymore. However, there’s some good info here, a couple good stories, and Saigon is still a great place.

For further reading on discussed subjects check out:

The Single Dude’s Guide to Saigon

The Single Dude’s Guide to Manila, Philippines

Turn the goddamn music down, assholes!

The … [Read more]

Manuel and Charlie's Halloween Weekend in the USA

Frankenstein's Monster

There have only been two times in my life that I’ve gotten really fucked up physically. One time was in South America and the other time was outside of Pittsburgh. This is a story of what happens when we try to have a party in the US – shit just goes entirely off the rails for no fucking reason. Charlie and I were in a small town for professional reasons and figured we might as well party it up a bit while we were there. I had a hot little Spanish girlfriend in town visiting me for a while also. She’s quite a story in her own right but one for another time.

In any event I told my … [Read more]

Single Dude Radio Episode 7: The French Guys' Story: Boracay and the 15 Shot Challenge

Single Dude Radio

In this episode we welcome a group of French dudes (and one dudette) and let them tell their Hangoveresque story beginning at Cocomangas in Boracay Beach, Philippines. It’s a hell of a story.

#gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Cocomangas: 5 shots for 220 PHP ($5.30 USD) Hot korean chick that did a face plant on the concrete shortly after doing the 15 Shot Challenge, but she split it with her boyfriend! Random Boracay sand castle

Still standing after 15…

Still standing after 15…

15 Shot Challenge related injuries

15 Shot Challenge related injuries

Spot the Uncle Boner!

Hookers on the bar (most likely)

15 Shot Challenge: 1 down 14 to go!

15 Shot Challenge: A long way left to go

A shit load of empty shots

Drunken debauchery after the Cocomangas 15 Shot Challenge

Random makeout session while buddy is passed out on the bar

Cocomangas Menu

Pouring a shitload of shots at Cocomangas

A shitload of shots at Cocomangas

Guest Post: Zeno's Crazy Chick Story

Just an average weekend for Zeno's crazy chick.

When I met her I had no idea how mentally ill she was. Nor how brilliant she was at manipulation and creating drama. There she was and I hadn’t been with a woman in an embarrassingly long time. So I said fuck it and ran off with her to New Orleans.

We were ditching lives that had become boring. I’d been working for a few years washing dishes and then finally breaking into working the back grill at a popular booze house, always hitting the bars after work or stopping at the liquor store on the way home for a pint of vodka and a six-pack of Oly. She’d been living up on a soggy wooded mountain, getting … [Read more]

The night I almost died in Singapore

That night I almost met them.

It was a normal enough night for Charlie and I in Singapore at first. We were at a salsa club on Clarke Quay (a bar district in downtown Singapore). Charlie had bought a bottle of Absolut for the low low price of $171 SGD to celebrate his completion of some business in town and our planned escape from Singapore to Manila the next day. We were getting trashed and dancing salsa with Art Pfister, Charlie’s hot cool little Chinese-American yoga teacher, her Colombian cougar friend and a couple lesbians with potentially bisexual aspirations who were buying everyone $22 Patron shots every 15 minutes. I had planned to meet a New Zealand cougar there but she … [Read more]

Obichem te Bulgaria!

Bulgarian Girls

Just as I felt the need to proclaim my undying love for Mexico, I too feel the need to make a similar proclamation of my amorous feelings toward the wonderful Republic of Bulgaria. It’s taken me a lot of world travel to truly appreciate how much this small country has to offer in one neat little package. I mean really, the only drawbacks of Bulgaria are a decrepit infrastructure ravaged by communism and the mafia douchebag infestation which is currently raging much as it is everywhere else in Eastern Europe. But really besides some holes in the road and the poser gangsters, there really aren’t any significant drawbacks to Bulgaria.

Let’s talk about all the … [Read more]

Karaoke Chinese Style aka KTV


Although karaoke in the US is generally considered a lame gimmicky bullshit thing to put in your bar, abroad it can be lot of fun. In many foreign countries people go crazy for karaoke and not just in Asia. For example, Bulgarian chicks absolutely love karaoke and you can find one club or another running karaoke pretty much 7 days per week. It’s a great place to pickup.

But I digress, we’re here to talk about Chinese karaoke which they call KTV. KTV joints are everywhere in China. KTV is quite different from traditional western karaoke which is usually just a big screen at the front of the bar and some nerd with a crappy computer program running … [Read more]

Hey Boris and Charlie, remember my first day and night in San Jose, CR?

Playboy Bunny

What do Playboy bunnies, hookers, casinos, gay guys and heavy drinking at an open bar have in common? They were all there on my first day in Costa Rica. On my first trip to Costa Rica I arrived a few days after Boris and Charlie. They were there in our friend’s really sweet penthouse condo in Escazu, the rich expat suburb of San Jose. After I arrived the three of us amigos decided we would go and figure out what downtown San Jose was like. One word. Dirty. From the streets to the hookers. Dirty. The three of us headed into the famous Del Rey Casino which consists of gaming, a hotel, a bar and is loaaaaaaaaded with … [Read more]

PUA Bootcamp with Badboy


Several years ago I took a “workshop” or “bootcamp” from a “PUA” calling himself “Badboy“. Back when I took his “bootcamp” he was charging about 2,000 EUR for a weekend course which consisted of just two and a half days of “instruction”. I decided to take the course because I had read The Game and also a writeup in Playboy magazine about “Badboy” specifically (in retrospect it may have only been in some eastern European franchise of Playboy). The article made it sound like “Badboy” could walk on water wherever chicks were concerned. Money was not a big concern for me at the time and while I felt pretty stupid for actually doing such … [Read more]