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]

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]

Charlie's Rules for Traveling with a Woman

Huge Boobs

I love to travel.  The new experiences and perspective I gain from a trip can be one of the the most rewarding things in life.  And while traveling with your team to foreign lands filled with spicy food and chicas calientes is certainly one of the great pleasures in life, sometimes I like to mix it up and bring a girl with me.  No one enjoys holding court with my bros at the perfect location at the bar or club surrounded by our new Russian girlfriends drinking Russian Standard Vodka more than me, of course.  But it’s also nice to travel for other reasons and sometimes a romantic trip with the right woman to a … [Read more]

Brain Health and The Single Dude

The Human Brain

As one of our central tenets here at Single Dude Travel we believe that it’s exceptionally important to not suck or at the least to go to great lengths to limit the degree to which you suck.  Nobody is impressed with a sucky dude, especially when he sucks at his job.  Life, in my opinion, should be a constant effort at self improvement.  Getting in better shape, learning a language, getting better at a sport, playing a musical instrument, or creating a new business are just a few examples of the “self-improvement” projects that are an essential part of life.

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you are too old to learn something … [Read more]

Help Wanted for Team Charlie

help-wanted positions

I’ve written frequently before about my love of the company of high quality women. I am at heart a womanizer. But sometimes I start to think that I’ve gotten a little too good at it. It’s hard to stop the constant picking up of beautiful friendly exotic women, and sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. Believe it or not there is such thing as having too many girlfriends! It’s so easy go on automatic pilot when traveling and I often just can’t stop myself from picking up new potential future ex-wives when I go out and there’s so many available options, and I meet more women these days than I have time to see. Read more]

Avoiding Bar Scams

Scam

“Wow, this bar is fun! There’s hot chicks everywhere, the dance floor is pumping, and the team is just killing tonight. Bartender, get these girls some drinks! Yeah, whatever they want. I’ll have some more vodka, sure, just put it on my tab. Dude, these chicks are ready to go, let’s invite them back to the apartment. Bartender!”

“Check please!”

“What?!?”

“Five hundred dollars? You have got to be kidding me. I’m not paying that, that’s ridiculous.

“Wait, where did all those mafia douchebags come from? Uh oh. This is getting ugly. OK, OK, we’ll pay. Just let me go to the ATM. What?”

“You’re all going to walk there with me?”

“Fuuuuck!”

And that’s how it goes, … [Read more]

Guest Post: (Hot) Girls and Hostels

Hostel pic

Who hasn’t thought about hooking up with a sexy backpacker whilst staying in a hostel?  With vacation-sex on the brain, high blood-alcohol-levels and lost inhibitions, one would think that even Dick Cheney could get laid, if his alien penis was not floating in a jar of formaldehyde at Area 51.  Rarely are logistics to hook up with foreigners as good as they are in hostels. But who are these girls that frequent these dream-factories? And really how many of them are hot?

At 22, armed with high libido and a Working Holiday Visa for the Netherlands, I snagged my dream job at a hostel in Amsterdam called The Flying Pig, one of the best jobs I ever had. … [Read more]

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]

Name Games

The Name Game

So what’s in a name?  Nothing really, it doesn’t say anything about who you are, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or what you can do as a person.  It is, in many ways, just an arbitrary label that means nothing, unless you happen to be from one of those random island cultures where everyone’s name is actually the story of their life and goes on for days.  Hell, my real name isn’t even Charlie.  You might as well call me “He-who-travels-the-world-playing-music-drinking-partying-high-banging-exotic-women-and-hating-hipsters-fat-people-etc.”

So there’s nothing intrinsically important in a name except that many many people really care about their name.  That’s why if you want to get along with people it is a very good skill to be … [Read more]

Osama and Obama, or The Politics of Getting Bush

bin-laden-death

So after the US Navy Seal group bust in and jacked Osama Bin Laden the other week, guns blazing and taking no prisoners, there were many different reactions to the news.  All over the US there were scenes of fat drunk Americans partying and waving American flags, burning pictures of the dead dude, and of course the refrain:

“U-S-A! U-S-A!!”

Others were busy “getting involved” and “making a difference” by posting whiny Facebook status updates along the lines of, “I don’t think anyone should celebrate the death of another human being.”, etc.  Others speculated that killing the guy while he was unarmed and probably sitting on the shitter would just martyr the guy and help with terrorist recruiting.  … [Read more]