Guest Post: A long-term expat's take on Thailand

Bangkok

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]

Guest Post: Ko Samui Thailand Location Review

Ko Samui Palm Tree Beach

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]

The Single Dude's Guide to Bali, Indonesia

Potato Head

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 Single Dude's Guide to Patong Beach, Thailand: Sleazy Tourist Trap

Patong Beach

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 bar? … [Read more]

The Single Dude's Guide to Macau

Macau

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]

Single Dude Radio Episode 6: Last Report from Manila

Manilla

In this podcast, our last from our trip to the Philippines, we have a wide ranging discussion with our final impressions of the country. Topics include Grandpa Boners, Bunny Boilers, ladyboys, bad food, and of course, midgets.

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Manila, the Cons
Boracay and Ladyboys
How to spot a ladyboy
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