Single Dude Radio Episode 4: Boracay, Philippines

Single Dude Radio

In today’s we discuss the Philippines including many of of its benefits and drawbacks.

Links:
The Single Dude’s Guide to Manila, Philippines – The Cons
The Single Dude’s Guide to Manila, Philippines – The Pros (coming soon)
The Single Dude’s Guide to Boracay, Philippines
How to spot a ladyboy
The Single Dude’s Guide to Thailand
A plea to stag parties

Greece: Greed, Graft and the Grim Reaper

Greek Default

The Greeks are totally fucked.

They’re not just a little fucked, like your car just got towed or you got drunk and accidentally banged a Ladyboy … No Greece is fucked big time, like waking up in a bathtub full of ice and your own blood in Bangkok and realizing your kidneys are already on the next flight to Vietnam.

It amazes me that people are still debating whether or not Greece will default. For the rest of us non-retards, it is a foregone conclusion. The real question is when they will default and how many other European countries they will take down with them. Clearly if the few solvent countries that are left in … [Read more]

The Single Dude's Guide to Thailand

Thailand

Thailand, Thailand…. where to begin? Just after landing in Bangkok and getting checked into my hotel I decided to stick my head into the Irish Pub… or actually in this case an English pub. Shortly there after I met an American guy that worked for the American Embassy in Thailand. His first words to me were “Welcome to the circus.” No words rang truer throughout the course of my trip in Thailand than those. I feel like I could write a book based on my relatively short-lived experience in Thailand.

I have to say that I have a real love hate relationship with Thailand. On one hand you’ve got a lot of pluses: a beautiful country, great weather, … [Read more]

The Songkran Festival, the most fun you will have in Thailand

Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai

Songkran is the Thai celebration of news occurring from April 13 – April 15. It’s a huge holiday, everybody gets three days off work and it’s just one gigantic party. Essentially the entire country of Thailand engages in one gigantic water fight. Absolutely everyone is running around the streets drenching each other with water guns, hoses, buckets and so on.

Beware that if you go outside you absolutely cannot escape it, you will get wet. If you bring any electronics with you a plastic bag is an absolute must. In addition to all the water fighting there is a great selection of live open air music and huge parties in the street.

Although … [Read more]

How to spot a ladyboy

Ladyboy

This one is going to be short and sweet but I think this is something every traveler to Thailand and perhaps other Southeast Asian destinations needs to know.

The only real dead giveaway is the Adams apple… however that can be surgically removed so you can’t depend on this one alone. Absent an Adams apple, check out the following features:

1. Voice – many ladyboys have an awful sounding masculine voice (think Borat doing his impression of his wife).
2. Facial structure – many ladyboys have something that just doesn’t look quite right about their facial structure, sometimes the face just looks a bit masculine, sometimes it just looks weird in some way you … [Read more]