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Shanghai City Guide

Posted in China, City Guides with tags , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2010 by Mackeral Mark

Old Town

Shanghai in a word: Energetic.
C.O.H: 3 / 5
Q.O.G: 4 / 5
S.T.L: 3 / 5
City guide ratings explained

Costs €$£

Beer: Around  €1 a beer.
Bed: €12 for a private  room.
Bud: €30 for a big block of hash.
Board: €1 for a meal.
Budget other: It’s a big city, so budget for taxis at night.
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Shanghai is the most liberal city on the mainland. The old town has great character and if you’re looking girls this is probably the best place in China.

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The Girls

My jaw dropped a few times in this city. This author is convinced the Chinese government forces the hottest chicks in the country to migrate to Shanghai to breed superwomen. This city represents the creme de la creme of a billion people. Unfortunately this comes at a price. There are plenty of materialistic and pretentious girls here and there are a lot of foreign men on the hunt. Language can be a definite issue.  Does that mean those of us who roll into town without a clue can score? YES WE CAN. Make adjustments to your game to suit the culture, but know it might take a bit of time to crack the case. Ex-pats become experts at it. Social proof is key here. Go where the girls speak English, that unfortunately means the tourist areas, same applies in the day. Take a look on-line too.

Nightlife Recommendations

Shanghai nightlife is not something you can swallow up in a weekend. Here are some place worth checking out if your only here few awhile.

This nightspot is jam packed with stunning girls. The crowd may be a little pretentious but it’s busy every night.

The Bund

This area has few nightspots and a good place to find English speakers.

Getting High (courtesy of

Legislation: Any drug use or associated activity is highly illegal in China, and many people are exucuted by the state for drug crimes every year, including some foreigners. But according to Lonely Planet \”Shanghai\” it is unsure what line the police would take with a foreign person caught using marijuana, but usaully they don’t seem to mind what foreigners do behind closed doors, as long as it doesn’t invovlve a native chinese person.

Law enforcement: Our reports say if you’re caught by the cops with over 20 grams of weed or hash, you’re fucked. its execution. the cops don’t really know what weed looks or smells like so no need to worry

Where to buy marijuana in Shanghai:
Incredibly easy transaction here. Just head to East Nanjing Road, wait to be solicited for a “sexy lady massage”, and simply ask the solicitor if he has hashish. Generally, they will make a call and you’ll have the hash in your hand within 10 minutes.

Marijuana Prices in Shanghai: 500 RMB for 1.8 oz or their abouts
It’s easy to get ripped off but generally it’s 300 – 700rmb for a nice ball of hashish, quality is not consistant, another reporter added: “1) 3000 Y for 40g of gold dusty hash. Type of hash that give you a sleep and munchies buzz. Not to strong so you can still go out and play in the city.

My Shanghai Experience

I really want to write a separate blog on this one. Basically I end up going a date with the most beautiful girl;  a model who happened to be a Triad boss’s under-age daughter. She had to bring a bodyguard. We managed to ditch the bodyguard in a “I have to go to the bathroom” manoeuvre. We escaped to the streets… to be continued.


Hong Kong City Guide

Posted in City Guides, Hong Kong with tags , , , , on May 3, 2010 by Mackeral Mark

Boom City

Hong Kong in a word: Crazy.
C.O.H: 4 / 5
Q.O.G: 3.5 / 5
S.T.L: 3.5 / 5
City guide ratings explained

Costs €$£

Beer:Around  €4 a pint
Bed: €15 for a private  room.
Bud: €50 for a 1/2 oz.
Board: €5 for a basic meal.
Budget other: Hong Kong is expensive and taxis from Hong Kong to Kowloon at night raise costs.
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Hong Kong can be as tame or as wild as you want it to be. It’s surprisingly multicultural and English is widely spoken. Great variety for night life.

Janice May, HK

The Girls

The Cantonese girls are gorgeous; creamy skin, super-cute faces and tight bodies. Generally, the standard here is better than most parts of South East Asia. Hong Kong has something for everyone. There are expatriates here from every corner of the globe; plenty of S.E, Asian, South American and African girls to choose from, as well as wealthy Cantonese girls to date. Hong Kong girls are well educated and have their heads screwed on.  Everyone has a different opinion of this place, it all depends on how long you are here. Chinese girls can take a bit of work while other ethnicities are easier. What type of girl you want really depends on where you go at night.

Nightlife Recommendations

Hong Kong, the classy version:

Lan Kwai Fong

Great selection of bars, lots of beautiful Cantonese girls and plenty of expats. This is great place to pick up high quality girls. Beer can be expensive but you can go the supermarket and drink on the street. Lan Kwai has a great party atmosphere and if you have more than one night in Hong Kong it’s a must.

Hong Kong, The sleazy version

Wan Chai

I’ve had the craziest nights of my life here. Wan Chai is multi-cultural madness where the beer is cheap and the girls are loose. It’s considered a red light but there are some legit establishments.  A lot of female migrants from foreign countries come here for drink deals on ladies’ night (Wed). Neptunes 2 bar/disco has live music and is packed with girls from all over the world. It’s an ordinary discos and not intended to be places to meet prostitutes. However, the reality is that there are always plenty of single girls to be found in these nightclubs because they are supplied with free drinks by the bar staff while they are waiting for a client to come along. Shoring often occurs. Dusk till Dawn is another place to check out and is a bit more upmarket. It has live music and the girls are screened to limit solicitation.

The city awaits...

Getting High (courtesy of

Legislation: It is absolutely illegal to cultivate cannabis in Hong Kong. As quoted from the “Dangerous Drugs Ordinance”:
“No person shall cultivate any plant of the genus cannabis or the opium poppy, but nothing in this subsection shall prevent the Government Chemist, in his capacity as such, from cultivating a plant of the genus cannabis so far as may be necessary for the exercise of his employment. (Amended 62 of 1994 s. 3)”

Law Enforcement: Hong Kong Police do not tend to look for Marijuana. However, NEVER walk down the street smoking– if the police notice they would bust you– even foreigners. If you seem suspicious, the police will check you.The main thing is to act calm and act like a tourist.

If you’re smoking outdoors its nice to always hide your shit before hand. Cops tend to walk up to people and do random I.D. checks and also sometimes they will search you. (They rarely search your shoe. If you are smoking indoors you should be A.O.K!  Not to put your marjuana in cigeratte box. The police here only search it concentrate on cigeratte boxes  another reporter argued: “You will be arrested if you are caught with marijuana here. Very efficient and highly skilled. One of the world’s best and most professional police forces.”

Where to Buy Marijuana in Hong Kong: Kwoloon is Hong Kong “downtown” hip area, where all the nightly action takes place.. In the Tsim Sha Tsui peninsula of Kowloon, there are two main spots: Chunking Mansions and the neighboring Mirador Mansions – just walk in to any of the two, get a feel for the place and ask around the West Africans or Asians loitering around busy doing nothing, one of them should hook you up.
The trendy and party animal locals say it is certainly a bad idea to smoke in a club

Kowloon park in TST is also a great place to score – just walk around in the park at night and someone will usually try to get you to buy hash. If you know the right people, you can get good pot for good prices. I just picked up a 1/4 of a good indica hybrid for $800 HK (about $100 US). There are better prices to be had too, but I don\’t have a hookup. Ounces of good indoor bud can go for as little as $2500 or as high as $4000, depending on who you know. There is a lot of good bud to be had in HK now. If you know some locals in Kowloon, you can get smaller bags, but normally you can’t buy less than a 1/4 in HK.”

Hong Kong Marijuana Prices and brands:
1/2 oz = 500 $HK (60 $US) for low quality pot
1 oz = 3,000 $HK (350 $US!) for real good hydro skunk, 1,000 $HK (120 $US) for swag.  Good quality hash costs about 50 pounds an ounce, if you konw where to buy it. In TST it will cost much more an is sold in small amounts. These dealers will always lie to you about the quantity. There is probably not too much risk for a tourist but be careful.

My Hong Kong Experience



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