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 … [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.

Related reading:

Manila, the Cons
Boracay and Ladyboys
How to spot a ladyboy
Up Yours, Rebecca Watson!

STDs and the Single Dude - a few things you should know

Condom How To

Alright dudes, this is definitely not the sexiest topic of discussion, but unless you’re the luckiest stud on the planet that manages to exclusively date hot virgins, chances are your girl has been with at least one other guy. Well Sex-Ed 101 taught us that despite your sweet little angel having only banged one other guy her entire life, that one dude just gave her all the accumulated pathogens from the hundred whores he’s been with. So this topic is unpleasant, but the following could save some dude’s life out there. So first I will elaborate on the dilemma Single Dudes face, then offer my own personal story, and lastly present the solution I arrived at.

The simple … [Read more]

Manila, Part 2, The Pros??

Hobbit House

A while back I wrote a long article about the cons of Manila, in the Philippines, and called it Manila Part One, so I suppose I’m obligated to come up with a Part Two in case you find yourself in Manila and have to make the best of it. I don’t like Manila, so this may be a short article.

I don’t think that Manila is an ideal location for many of the things that I like, really. The food is terrible, it’s very hard to find drugs, the chicks are cute but super boring, it’s not as cheap as it should be, and it’s too hot. The only thing that I’m into that Manila is excellent for … [Read more]

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

The Single Dude's Guide to Manila, Philippines - The Cons

Manila, Philippines

The day after Boris’ near death experience in Singapore we decided to get the hell out of town and explore some other options in Southeast Asia. A quick perusal a week before of cheap destinations found us a cheap ticket to Manila, the bustling capital of the Philippines. After dealing with the typical severe retardation of Tiger Airlines (the Singaporean discount airline) we found ourselves on a Jetstar (an Australian discount airline) flight to Manila with Boris’ head wrapped up in something that resembled some sort of religious headgear. We ended up spending over two weeks in Manila, which was way too long. We kind of got sucked in.

Manila is pretty much a shithole. Nowhere else in my … [Read more]

The Single Dude's Guide to Boracay, Philippines

Beatiful Beaches in Boracay

Hey Boris! This place is great! The beach is amazing and goes on forever, and there’s hot chicks everywhere! Look at that one! Hot!! And she’s waving at us, we should go talk to her.

Wait. Abort! Abort!!

That’s an Adam’s apple, dude.

OK, no problem, this is Asia, we’re used to the ladyboys. It’s ok, I say be whatever you want to be, it’s not my style but it’s cool. How about that chick?

Ladyboy again.

Hmmm. What do we do now? I know let’s go in this bar. Cool place, right? Lots of cute girls in here, for sure. And they sure are friendly! I thought Filipina girls were supposed to be shy, but those girls just … [Read more]

Single Dude Radio Episode 3: The Night Boris Died (almost)

Single Dude Radio

Today Boris and Charlie are back for another episode of Single Dude Radio as they recap the story of Boris’ parting gift from the wonderful nation-state of Singapore.

Links:
The Night I Almost Died in Singapore
Singapore – The Cons
Singapore – The Pros
I Love Cougars!
Retard say what?
Nice Guys Finish First
Don’t be an asshole!
The Single Dude’s Guide to Thailand
Crazy Chicks- The Dudestroyer
Making Friends with Dangerous People
The Single Dude’s Guide to Boracay, … [Read more]