Romes
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February 7th, 2017 at 8:43:14 AM permalink
Said it before, but I'll say it again after finishing up the thread... GREAT TRIP REPORT =).

I'd also love a trip report of one of your more "business" trips (if you take them) where the focus is gambling and making money =p.
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PokerGrinder
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February 7th, 2017 at 10:22:11 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

Said it before, but I'll say it again after finishing up the thread... GREAT TRIP REPORT =).

I'd also love a trip report of one of your more "business" trips (if you take them) where the focus is gambling and making money =p.


I do have one more post to make on expenses after I go change all my currency back into usable money tomorrow at the currency mart. I will know exactly what I spent on the trip.

As far as "business" trips I have thought about doing that but I don't think it would be too interesting unless I were to go into great detail on every session and to be honest I'm too lazy to do that.
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Romes
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February 7th, 2017 at 11:19:06 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

I do have one more post to make on expenses after I go change all my currency back into usable money tomorrow at the currency mart. I will know exactly what I spent on the trip.

As far as "business" trips I have thought about doing that but I don't think it would be too interesting unless I were to go into great detail on every session and to be honest I'm too lazy to do that.

Eh, coming from a poker player as well I don't think you'd need to go in great detail... More so:
1) Where you went
2) What limit you selected
3) Any table changes due to stale table, or give reasons why you stayed at current table
4) Identify any fish (how did you identify them)
5) Maybe one or two big hands of the night
6) How you ended up after the session


...10) Profit? =P

Good pics could be of the different poker rooms around the world (or wherever you happen to want to travel) as well as casino pics or surrounding areas/food/etc =). I'm just trying to selfishly travel and gamble through you, as the 9-5 doesn't "always" permit it every day, ha.
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AB21
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PokerGrinder
February 7th, 2017 at 1:49:48 PM permalink
I really enjoy reading trip reports and this was an especially good one! I'm glad you had fun PG and thanks for taking the time to share your adventures with your WOV family.
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February 7th, 2017 at 7:08:50 PM permalink
Ditto on really enjoying the thread. I owe you a few beers when you're back in Vegas.
PokerGrinder
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February 8th, 2017 at 4:22:23 PM permalink
To AB21 and MaxPen and everyone else thank you for all the kind words. I am glad you all enjoyed reading my TR.

Now done to the money!

Flights:
Round trip Winnipeg to Hong Kong $1147.01
HK to Kuala Lumpur $141.15
KL to Singapore $49.61
Singapore to HK $196.80
Total = $1534.57

Cash spent in Asia was $1552.60

I had two credit card charges for Uber totalling $14.82

I paid for my hotel at Resorts World in Malaysia and the deposits for all the hostels on credit card.
Resorts World $16.43
Hostel deposits $53.41
Total = $69.84

Add in the $150 or so of expenses before the trip.

Grand Total spent = $3321.83 ($2526.39 USD)

I think that's pretty cheap for a month in Asia to be honest. I was expecting the trip to cost closer to $4500.
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February 18th, 2017 at 4:58:49 PM permalink
Just watched "Hostel" a 2005 film executive produced by Quentin Taratino. I understand there are two sequels to it. I don't think I'll watch them. Pokergrinder's experiences in the various hostels were much more pleasant than those depicted in the films.
Ayecarumba
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February 18th, 2017 at 6:25:34 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Just watched "Hostel" a 2005 film executive produced by Quentin Taratino. I understand there are two sequels to it. I don't think I'll watch them. Pokergrinder's experiences in the various hostels were much more pleasant than those depicted in the films.


Hehe... Just stay out of Slovakia... and always carry gum to bribe the kid gang.
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FleaStiff
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February 18th, 2017 at 8:11:15 PM permalink
I hadn't realized it was a horror film.... thought it would be typical American boy meets VERY experienced foreign girl and struggles between his love for her and his shock at her long history, experiences with multiple men at a time, etc. Slovakian officials actually protested and producer said.. Hey, despite all those Texas Chain Saw Massacre movies, tourists still flock to Texas.

Gum? Kid gang would just take the gum and the gum giver's money, car, life.
PokerGrinder
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February 19th, 2017 at 2:35:37 PM permalink
I'm not one for scary movies so I think I will take your word for it and pass. I have never understood why someone would want to be scared sh*tless??? Who knows, maybe they like washing their pants when they get home lol.
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