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Old 06-21-2008, 06:39 AM   #76
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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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Old 06-21-2008, 09:52 AM   #77
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Haha if you think Plsner is good your missing out!!!
Out of the 4 main czech beers plsner was my least favourite.

You need to try Budvar Budweiser, Krusovice and Staropraman. They are awesome
Specially being AUS$1.20 for 0.5L glass

Can't remember the name of the Polish beer i had though. That was really good too.

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Old 06-21-2008, 10:00 AM   #78
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If anybody wants to come to Austria, pm me for some countryinfos and connections
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:04 PM   #79
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Oh yeah I'm from brisbane Australia, so if anyone needs any info on that feel free to PM me.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:04 AM   #80
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

i only read the first page, so this might have been mentioned but I have a nephew who's 6yrs old and care way to much about him to move to another city let alone another country. just trying to point out a reason why someone wouldn't want to move out of the country... but still nice post.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:31 PM   #81
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Why can't the job wait one more year?

Are you not one of those SSNLers making more than the job will pay you anyway?
i'm trying to dedicate as much time to poker as possible. It's difficult to take a year off after you graduate since during senior year, you will be spending a lot of your time interviewing and trying to get jobs. And most of the jobs being offered are meant to start when u get out of school, and the school has career fairs for current students to help them out. Thus, if you take the year off, you will have to look for a job yourself without help.

And in terms of poker winnings, I make a decent amount, but not an amount that I can fully pay off college or anything. I'm still putting a lot of time in learning the game and growing as a poker player.
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:09 PM   #82
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

+1 thailand srsly
i play poker full time atm and would like to move asp

letīs rent a huge baller mansion and grind in the morning(primetime), relax in the afternoon and party in the evening

that sounds like fun imo
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:24 PM   #83
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+1 thailand srsly
i play poker full time atm and would like to move asp

letīs rent a huge baller mansion and grind in the morning(primetime), relax in the afternoon and party in the evening

that sounds like fun imo
This thread inspired a lot of us to go. Theres a whole thread on it, but we are going : )
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:43 PM   #84
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

ya im not entirely down on thailand, i was thinking more like beach house in california or something

there are obviously a lot of positives re: thailand but it's a little too much for me
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:19 PM   #85
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

hm... i just love to live in germany

And sorry guys, but people who drink "budweiser light" are probably the scariest people in the world.

But you are all invited to visit good old europe and try some of the over 3000 different beers!

*prost*
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:35 PM   #86
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is there a part 4 coming? can't wait...
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:04 PM   #87
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2) There are many countries (e.g. the UK) where poker winnings are
tax-free. Balla.

-- Did you know that beer and wine are cheaper than soda in most
bars and restaurants in Europe? Can you guess why (hint: has to
do with who owns the bars)?
+1 for living in the UK, pitty the beer and wine bit doesn't count for the UK. At the momment I pretty much spend all the money I save through skipping taxes on booze.

Great post. I'm off to travel around Easter Europe soon.........can't wait.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:20 AM   #88
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Nice post, missed it the first time around!
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:53 PM   #89
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so did anyone move yet? This thread has given me lifehope. Part 4 ever coming?
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:59 PM   #90
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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.
haha, thats hilarious. im 22 years old from norway and i really had no clue until like 6 months ago how rare it is to speak english in a lot of the places in the world. i was raised to believe english was the "WORLD LANGUAGE"... thats what they call it here. and that everybody except crazy japaneses spoke it pretty well.

if i were sitting at that cafe i would think what the f##### you guys were thinking no offence lol

experiencing different cultures is definitely something i want to do in my life, and poker indeed is a GREAT opportunity. i recently was in cuba on vacation for 3 weeks and it was very interesting to see how the people down in the connunism, making 20$/a month thinnks about and views the world. and especially the tourists. very interesting.

Solid post btw OP, but you should write stuff for NON americans too!

maybe i should come to the US for a year... here in norway we think you all are crazy cus you talk so much to each other at daytime, invites people you barely know home etc lol just what i heard.. i have a "uncle from america" i met just once and he seemded SO open minded and different in his view than most norwegians. different cultures, different languages is so damn interesting. traveling = living. i wish i could learn chinese or japanese and go to a school in asia... because i have really NO idea how there culture is there. if they drink. how the sex stuff works out. here in norway ONS are very, very common and very few ever goes on a date BEFORE sex. on the other hand the initial bitchshield is rocket high. that must be pretty interesting for some, huh?

i wanna quit my job and just GO now... damnit

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Old 12-29-2009, 03:23 PM   #91
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

Just wanted to bump this, along with your other advice.

I'm early 30s, married, employed, paying mortgages, and can now only spend 2-3 weeks at a time traveling. I have to stay in hotels, can't stay awake past 1 am, etc.

I did the post-college backpack through Europe for a month, and it was great. We only went to two museums, and spent the rest of the time hanging out with locals and just wandering around. I had previously thought all beer was just piss. Then I learned that only American (and most Mexican) beer is piss. By the way, British food really does suck. In Germany, I got the best beer I ever tasted for about 25 cents a pint. In the Netherlands, it was 30 cents a pint, and completely better than anything you can get in the U.S.

You really do need to do some basic things now to make your life much, much better in the future.

1) Take care of your body - especially your knees and shoulders.
2) Go to college - you will learn a ton outside of class. You will learn how to learn. If it is hard/boring, then you will learn a valuable skill - how to tolerate hard/boring things. You will greatly increase your earning potential (as discussed in previous thread). As discussed, your major is totally irrelevant. Your grades and which school you attend are less relevant than you might think unless you plan on using them for something like medical or law school. OP's point about healthcare will be more true in 30 years than it is now.
3) Save money. You must do it, and learn how to do it. Perhaps 10% of every paycheck. Perhaps $1,000/month. Just find something that works for you and do it - always. Invest in index tracking funds until you know what you're doing.
4) Be cheap. If you get used to lots of nice things, you will keep racking up debt. Don't eat out more than once a week, don't see many movies, don't pay for alcohol in bars, etc.
5) Don't smoke. What's the best use of about $3,000/year - lighting things on fire to breathe in the fumes? Really?
6) Don't be greedy/envious. Yes, your friends have better computers than you do. Yes, you are being cheap. But, you need to work on not worrying about what they have. It's ok not to be the coolest one in the room. Chicks really don't care about you having a faster processor than someone else. They do want your car to be clean, but don't care if it's a ****ty car (within reason).
7) Be loyal and stay in touch with friends. You will need them. If you were in touch with them, and helpful, they will be there for you.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:36 PM   #92
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Re: Bilbo's Advice from Old Dudes. Part 3: Get the **** Outta here!

^^^^^^huge nit imo.....

sweet bump, tons of us are living in thailand now, u guys that are just sitting around on the computer all day not travelling are doing it wrong
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:41 PM   #93
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lol your post
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:02 PM   #94
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anyone free to go somewhere in the coming months?
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #95
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I have to thank Bilbo for this post. I read this post last autumn and realized how stupid it is to stay on the same country freezing my ass off when I could travel around the world, live abroad, do cool stuff and really experience life. Now I'm moving to Thailand for 6 months in two weeks and really looking forward to it, have never felt this motivated and excited about something. So, again, ty for this post. Opened my eyes and gave me this "holy ****, why didn't I read this earlier" -reaction :P
 
Old 12-30-2009, 07:31 PM   #96
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god I wish i had enough $ to live in thailand. dagrunt how much is 6 months going to cost approximately?
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:02 PM   #97
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Dave I probably will be, what are you thinking?
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:22 PM   #98
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god I wish i had enough $ to live in thailand. dagrunt how much is 6 months going to cost approximately?
Lol what? Probably how much it costs you to live for 1 month wherever you are now
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:51 PM   #99
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anyone free to go somewhere in the coming months?
I'm probably quitting my job in april, looking for another adventure after last summer of WSOP and thailand.

something with more outdoors ****, cliff jumping type stuff.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:58 PM   #100
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Lol what? Probably how much it costs you to live for 1 month wherever you are now
im living with parents, so 0
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