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]
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]
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]
While Bintan (and nearby Batam, the island next to it) is not a place we would recommend you go out of your way to plan a vacation, it might be an attractive getaway if you are stuck in Singapore for some work project (pretty much the only good reason to be in Singapore) and you’re on a tight budget or you don’t have much time. Bintan is doable even for just a two day one night trip.
Although Bintan has picture perfect white sand beaches and blue water it compares quite poorly to many other destinations in the region such as Read more]
Another good option for a getaway vacation in Southeast Asia away from the bustle of the big city is Railay Beach, Thailand. A major stop on the backpacker trail, Railay is a great choice if you’re into smoking pot on the beach with hippie backpackers, eating the always delicious Thai cuisine, and oh by the way, partaking in what some people think is the best rock climbing on Planet Earth.
Railay is not as convenient to get to as Langkawi, Malaysia, however. To get there you have to fly to Krabi on Air Asia or the like, then grab a bus to Ao Nang, and then take a short boat ride to Railay itself. The boats are a … [Read more]
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]
When you’re traveling you want to avoid being a douchebag, an asshole, a DAFF, or just the typical Ugly American (or Brit, or whatever) Tourist. It’s just not cool and six foot blonde Russian chicks are not turned on at all by Dumb Western Tourist Guy (DWTG). So before you travel do a little homework about your target destination. Doing your homework on a destination helps differentiate you from the typical douchebag tourist and it makes you into someone that the locals find cool, interesting and worthy of getting to know. People from smaller countries are usually flattered when others take time to learn about their homeland, so do it, it gives you a great … [Read more]