Karaoke Chinese Style aka KTV

KTV

Although karaoke in the US is generally considered a lame gimmicky bullshit thing to put in your bar, abroad it can be lot of fun. In many foreign countries people go crazy for karaoke and not just in Asia. For example, Bulgarian chicks absolutely love karaoke and you can find one club or another running karaoke pretty much 7 days per week. It’s a great place to pickup.

But I digress, we’re here to talk about Chinese karaoke which they call KTV. KTV joints are everywhere in China. KTV is quite different from traditional western karaoke which is usually just a big screen at the front of the bar and some nerd with a crappy computer program running … [Read more]

The Single Dude's Guide to New Orleans

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A famous and classic American party destination, New Orleans, the city of jambalaya, Hand Grenades, Mardi Gras, Emeril, the Saints, Louis Armstrong, and Bourbon Street took a huge hit in the tragedy 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.  Boris and I made a brief visit there recently and are happy to announce that the party in New Orleans is still going strong.  Amazing food, lots of live music, and plenty of heavy drinking make New Orleans a vacation destination worth visiting.

But, New Orleans is not a great single dude travel destination.  High drink prices, stupid trashy locals, and the rise of hipsterism and douchebaggery have lowered the status of one of America’s former crown jewels to the back of the … [Read more]

Charlie's Rules for Womanizing

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I am a womanizer.

Some people like fine wine.  Or cinema.  Art.  Literature.  Extreme sports.  French cuisine.  Classical music.  Yoga.  Guitar Hero.  I also like those things.  But for me the finest pleasure in life is ripping some hits on the vaporizer and spending time with a charming beautiful woman.

Now Charlie, you ask, why can’t you find one woman and settle down with just her?  Isn’t that enough?  To that I say:  How would you like to go to the same restaurant for every meal for the rest of your life?  Even if it was the best in the world that would be ridiculous.  Variety is the spice of life.  Some times I want spicy Mexican … [Read more]

The Single Dude's Rules for Money

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We think a lot here at Single Dude Travel about how to spend and make money well.  Of course it’s good to have money.  Lots and lots of it if possible.  Making good money makes all of life easier because of all the other opportunities it opens for the single dude.  But there are a lot of common mistakes that guys make with money.  So without further ado here are some basic Single Dude Travel rules for money:

Rule 1:  Don’t waste your life in a corporate prison slaving away long hours to make someone else rich.

Rule 2:  Don’t be a walking wallet.  Avoid gold diggers and girls who take advantage of your money.

A … [Read more]

Guest Post: Why bars and clubs suck for meeting girls and malls are a virtual unguarded henhouse for men

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I have never really understood how guys hook up with desirable women at bars and clubs. First of all, those places seem to be populated mainly by skanks and second of all, if we took alcohol and drugs out of the equation, I’m not sure how lucky those guys would be getting. I am certain that it matters greatly to women how the narrative of how they met Mr Right reads. Their ideal story is that they were carrying milk in pails back from the market down a country road and a “real man” with honor and a horse chased them down and talked them in to taking a ride on their steed (this is how my grandparents met … [Read more]

Be a Contrarian not a “Peacock”

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So there have been a lot of guys writing books and giving seminars who call themselves “Pick Up Artists” the last ten years or so.  If you haven’t read any “pickup books” by these so-called “pickup artists” (PUAs) this article may not make a lot of sense to you and may want to familiarize yourself with some of the suggested reading at the bottom of the article.  We certainly have read plenty of these books but don’t identify ourselves, nor want to be identified as PUAs in any way.  We find those guys tend to focus on only the act of meeting a girl for the first time in some bar and fooling her into being interested.  They … [Read more]