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Old 06-20-2008, 02:46 AM   #51
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

less taxes sounds sweet
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Old 06-20-2008, 03:21 AM   #52
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

Traveling > sitting on your (_o_) for sho. You will however miss american TV. BTW, Barcelona is really kickass and awesome nightlife. I really love that city.
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:25 AM   #53
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

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thailand gogogo!!??
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im down
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100% down for this at the end of the year

even better if its in Thailand, was planning on heading there anyway
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in obv. this one has to be for a month or something though.

edit: good posts bilbo i read all of them

edit2: ladyboys ftw
im down for Thailand.. seriously
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:37 AM   #54
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I mean, you all drink beer, some
of you like beer, but you don't know beer until you visit
Belgium.
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fyp. German beer is still pretty good though.

Good post.
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:44 AM   #55
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

great post and mirroring my thoughts exactly

we who play poker for a living are able to earn many times more money than regular people, whilst being free to do what the **** we want at any time and travel anywhere

those who aren't doing this are severly wasting their lives

my plan is to play poker for 5ish years, earn a shedload of money, and living in england 6 months a year, and travelling around the world the other 6 months of the year. (winter isn't pleasant in england )


i am 23 atm, by the time i am 30 i will have seen just about every part of the world, experienced everything i have ever wanted to do, be a rich man who could potentially live only off the property he has accumalted over the last 7 years.....

how many 30 year olds can say that nowadays
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:45 AM   #56
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I have done this. Last May I started talking with 2 lurkers to move to thailand, and I went in Octobre. I spent 8 months in Asia.

For 6 months I rented a house in Phuket in southern Thailand, while going on weekends to Hong Kong, Macau, and the Philipines. I then went to Australia for 2 months.

I look at poker as my "golden goose", and I definatly feel that for me it won't be around for ever. Poker is fantastic and there is not a single other job in the world that I can pick up and move to thailand, while only working 1-2 hours a day.

When we settled in Thailand there was 1 other grinder there, but 4 other houses have set up since, and when we go back in Octobre there are going to be at least 15 2p2'ers around.

I have also told myself i'm never living with non-grinders again. Before I went to thailand I lived with my parents. Regular ppl just don't understand what a downswing can do for you, or the general mindset of a grinder. Living with other grinders is sick, you have feedback on all your hands, you are around ppl who understand how sick a downswing is, and are always ready to celebrate that sick heater your gonna go on.

I'm gonna move around for as long as I can, after 6 months in Thailand i'm in Vegas for another few weeks, then 3 months in Argentina, then 5 months in Thailand, then 4 months in Hong Kong.....

There is no other job that you cna move around as much as with online poker, and it really is a fantastic opportunity. Plus there are 2p2'ers EVERWHERE, if you were to move to any place you could think of, I bet you could find a 2p2'er there who would show you around.
right back at ya nick

hongkong 2009 ftw
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:38 AM   #57
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

+1 for Thailand. (srsly)
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:48 AM   #58
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

As long as poker's still around I'm never going to experience another winter again. There's some great advice in this thread and I really don't have much to add. Even if all your friends from home are busto and can't travel, it's much easier than it seems to just go by yourself and meet people. Plus there are 2+2ers all over the world.

Ship the ladyboys!
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:57 AM   #59
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

I just want to note that my apartment lease ends next summer, and after that I realllyyyyy want to move somewhere ridiculous with a bunch of 2p2ers. someone join me.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:00 AM   #60
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I just want to note that my apartment lease ends next summer, and after that I realllyyyyy want to move somewhere ridiculous with a bunch of 2p2ers. someone join me.
We have like 8 people who say Thailand. Im serious, too.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:11 AM   #61
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+1 for more 2+2ers coming to Thailand.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:34 AM   #62
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+1 thailand
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:05 PM   #63
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I think we should get a lot of us together and head to South Africa in 2010 for the world cup. That would be a solid couple months.
i'm not really an ssnl'er, but i decided last week or so that i was gonna go to this so i'd be down to meet some of you
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:14 PM   #64
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+10 thailand
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:25 PM   #65
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+1 for thailand, BUT I'm not sure you guys understand just how much poontang I'll be having while I'm there lol
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:29 PM   #66
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YOU'RE NOT WELCOME

(im not going, so I hope they enjoy your presence imo obez)
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:02 PM   #67
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

I like the no winter idea. However, they only specific place I know I want to go is the World Cup in South Africa.

2010 will be here before you know it, and I'm sure things need to be booked relatively soon.
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:15 PM   #68
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

Good stuff. I agree that 1 year would be awesome in another country.

During a cold weather training in the Marine Corps I got to spend some time in Harstad Norway on liberty. Just the limited time there opened up my eyes a little. Couple things from one of my trips to a mall in Norway that I found cool:

1. My friends and I were sitting at a table having some food in the mall talking about these women at a table next to us. They were talking in Norwegian and we didnt think nothing about it. Needless to say my buddies (not me of course) were crossing the line regarding their comments about their looks etc and what they would too with them, and finally one of them walks over as they were getting up to leave their table. She tells us that we ought to know before we get in trouble that English is a required 2nd language for all students in Norway. So they heard and understood every word!

2. If you are used to American beer only, you will or may need to learn to appreciate WARM beer, since its standard to have room temp beer. This took some getting used to.

3. Sure seemed easy to get a lot of attention from the ladies in Norway, and alot were quite tall!

I always wished I could go back and visit there and other countries as a civilian where we wouldnt be limited on time, however now that college has passed, married, and kids are getting older, its probably unlikely.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:42 PM   #69
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man i enjoy these posts. im a degen, count me in for Thailand
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:04 AM   #70
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ya down for thailand for sure come the new year, going to africa for the world cup sounds like the ****ing nuts and anyone who is serious about that lets make it happen.
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:13 AM   #71
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lol you ****ing pussies just pack up your stuff and go! wtf? if i didnt have school i'd go for sure. idiots.
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:25 AM   #72
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lol you ****ing pussies just pack up your stuff and go! wtf? if i didnt have school i'd go for sure. idiots.
Why do you think I can't just pack my stuff and go!?!?!
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:50 AM   #73
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As someone who at the age of 19, packed up my **** and moved the **** out of the country and into Japan, I whole heartedly agree with OP.

Best decision of my life
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:36 AM   #74
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Yeah this is great advise. I went on a student Exchange to Prague, and it was the best thing i ever did. I was only meant to be there for 1 semester. But i decided to take another semester off uni and just rent a place in prague and travel around Europe.
Best experience of my life.
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:41 AM   #75
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young whippersnapper,

You should learn to show some respect to your elders. The proper form of address is "old dude".

Only went to Belgium once, to Brussels. It was a convention and I didn't get out much. But here in Seattle there's a Belgian pub called Brauwer's. And I've been a few times.

Belgian beer is weird. It's syrupy and thick and has a lot of similarity with port wine, of all things. Not my cup o' tea, although many like it.
I travelled all around Europe and Czech beer was the best!!! There was one polish beer that was really good too.
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