It was a balmy afternoon when I sat down in one of the outdoor cafes in Budapest, Hungary. Right from the beginning I felt at home in Budapest. As one of the twin capitals of the former Austria-Hungary empire, Budapest felt like a majestic world city in many ways. Many things just made sense. The one […]

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A reader forwarded me this article few months ago, but I didn’t get a chance to fully look at it until now. It’s called “Rise of the Feminist Tinder-Creep-Busting Web Vigilante” and it talks about the so-called “creeping” on Tinder, an online dating site. Many women say they’ve received harassing or offensive messages on online-dating […]

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There was a time in my life when I believed I can literally change someone into becoming who I want them to be. I foolishly believed I can convince my hermit friend to wing me at the city’s most popular club. I believed I can take a guy who hated leaving his comfortable apartment and […]

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Being a sovereign man isn’t easy. Since you’re charting your own path and not doing what society wants you to do, you’re constantly dealing with tough decisions and tensions that only you must solve. Many of these tensions, if left unresolved, may eventually crystallize into toxic and overpowering doubt. One of the questions I keep asking myself […]

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One of the recurring themes on this blog besides travel is American dating. I’ve written lots on this subject. After all, I’m a single man who just happens to like women. Since I was also born and partly raised in Eastern Europe where dating is actually a very pleasant experience, I always knew—and didn’t just […]

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico If there’s a single pattern that has defined my life it’s been change. My life has been in a state of change ever since I remember. I like change. Change keeps me fresh. It gives me stories and perspectives. It makes me feel alive. I changed jobs. I changed cities. I […]

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Off To Mexico

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Brooklyn, New York — A week ago, I arrived back in New York City after spending a full year in Eastern Europe. It’s been great so far. I’m enjoying quality time with my family, savoring delicious home-cooked meals, and feeling at ease speaking English everywhere. But New York, and America in general, is only good as […]

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I decided to do something radically different and record my very first video: a short tour of Vilnius, Lithuania, a city where I’ve been spending lots of time lately. In it, I discuss Lithuania’s capital as well as Eastern Europe as a whole. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

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Vilnius, Lithuania — The other day I stumbled on a post from some European travel blogger who described Moldova as “a hidden, must-see gem in Europe.” A “must-see gem” that’s also the poorest and most destitute country in Europe? Such serious praise should probably belong to Lichtenstein or Andorra—not Moldova. Moldova is certainly not “a must […]

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A week ago I asked my readers what they thought would be the best country for men in 2015. I also sent an email to my private mailing list (if you want to join, see the form on the right). I received a ton of answers, both as comments (50+ responses) on the blog post and direct responses […]

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