Nha Trang, Vietnam - Da, Da, Da!

Nah Trang Beach

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]

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]

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


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!

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]

The Single Dude's guide to Singapore, Part Two - The Pros

Marina Bay Sands is cool but pricey

In my previous article on Singapore, I detailed the numerous drawbacks for the single dude to Singapore. Seen from that perspective, Singapore sounds terrible- high prices, gold diggers, fagbagsters, DAFFs, and retardation do not make a good single dude travel destination. But, in case you find yourself in Singapore for some reason beyond your control, don’t lose heart. You can make it work here if your skills are good and your bankroll is … [Read more]

Up Yours, Rebecca Watson!

I Hate You With My Vagina

Since we at Single Dude Travel started this blog we have been exposed to the so-called “blogosphere” and it’s been very interesting that this little world really does have a whole life of its own.  It’s amazing the number of geniuses, retards, cool dudes, fake hot chicks, fake hot chick ass-kissers, real hot chick ass-kissers, douchebags, hipsters and assholes are out there.  Boris recently called my attention to an incident that started in real life and has quickly become a heated discussion in the blog pseudoreality.  Many people have weighed in on it already but I feel compelled to add my two cents.

There is this chick named Rebecca Watson who … [Read more]