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Naughty New Year Resolutions 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Bring on 2012.

So how did I do on last year’s resolutions? To remind you they were:

  • Visit at least 15 new countries.
  • Acquire conversational French
  • Capture half a dozen flags.
I’m delighted to say ALL were achieved. I visited 16 new countries. I became solid at French – cruising through West African and bedding consistently in the language of love. And as for half a dozen flags – I captured 15! More than double what I expected…

So, sticking to Travel & Dating, let’s see what challenges 2012 will bring…

1. Release the book

Naughty Nomad is nearly at copy-editing stage. This spring it will hit the shelves. I don’t have a date yet, and I’m juggling  with my Masters, but for sure by this time next year I’ll be an author. I can’t wait! This one is in the bag.

2. Visit 12+ new countries

Bow-chica-waka-waka

In line with my ultimate goal of visiting every country in the world, I need to be visiting at least a dozen new countries a year. I’ve just booked my first few flights of the year. Aside from a weekend in Amsterdam in Feb, the first major trip this year will be in three weeks…

Me and Me hearties are off to the Middle East for our own uprising! We’re hitting Lebanon, Syria (border crossing permitting) and Jordan!  ARGHH!  (That’s 3 countries)

The next trip will probably be in Summer to the Caucasus ( 3 More countries). Maybe Iraq too.

September: all signs point West to a few months in Latin America, where I will tick off the rest of the countries.

3. Acquire Conversational Arabic & Intermediate Spanish

The Arabet.. get it? I is clever.

I’m studying both for while doing International Relations, so this is a fairly testable goal.

I used to have good Arabic when I was in Sudan, but I’ve lost most of it. My lessons and my upcoming trip to Arabia should bring be back to where I was and beyond.  Not sure if I’ll still have enough skills to bed a virgin though..

As for Spanish, I can already have conversations, but want to get up gain some sort of fluency. I taking intermediate Spanish which will test me academically – but picking up in Latin America will truly test me on a practical level. Bring it.

4. Capture half a dozen flags

As I mentioned last year, I’m pretty satisfied if I sleep with 6 new nationalities a year. A little sad you may think, but that’s because your not a shallow flagger like myself.  I’m not hoping for a repeat of 2011. Six is plenty. At 45 flags, I’m starting to run out of countries anyway. This means I’ll be hopefully reach 50 flags in the coming year. O yeah!

Most desired flags of 2011:
Any Arab flag – but I’m not holding my breath.

Most likely flags of 2011:
Probably will be mostly Latin American flags. Maybe a strangler from Europe or the East.

Giggity Giggity!

Fell free to leave a comment on your New Year Resolutions…


23 Responses to Naughty New Year Resolutions 2012

  1. Patrick January 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    Goodluck on all those goals NN. Can you post more photos of your travels?

    • Naughty Nomad January 3, 2012 at 2:25 am #

      Best of luck guys on your NYR!
      @Patrick: Noted.
      @Tim: Israeli stamps mean I can’t travel to Iran, Saudi and elsewhere..

  2. Solo January 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    My new years resolution is to follow this blog more closely

    shout to all my Ghanians and Nigerians

    peace

  3. Tim January 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Good Luck, Dude!
    How come you skip Israel?

  4. Darren January 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    My goals are to go on at least 1 trip a month, even if it means just going down to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

    Using Pimsleur to get a decent enough grasp on Spanish for my trip in may for a month in Peru. I hear its the easiest place for gringos to hook up in south America. I hope that the rumors prove to be true.

    And to pack on about a stone of muscle. Preferably before May.

  5. William January 3, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    Very nice year! My NYR is to be fluent in Russian, not the broken Russian I’ve been speaking for the last 5 years and visit all the Baltic states and of coarse capture every flag in those counties.

  6. David Aloof (Maltese Dave) January 3, 2012 at 2:17 am #

    Nomad, for your Arab flags try Tunisia and Morocco too. Trust me on this one. Good luck for the rest of the resolutions

    • Naughty Nomad January 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

      Thanks Dave, Noted. They are going on the list (perhaps even this year).. Morocco in March sounds like a winner.

  7. Anonymous Coward January 3, 2012 at 2:49 am #

    You can ask the Israeli border authorities not to put a stamp in your passport. They know the deal and they’re pretty good about it. The trickier part, I think, would be getting into Israel from the surrounding countries you’re visiting.

    • Naughty Nomad January 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

      Fuck it.. I’ll visit Israel later. They check the Arab border stamps too.

  8. Wizard January 4, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    Sudan?

    Your dedication to debauchery is admirable, good luck.

  9. Lee January 5, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    The book sounds great. Will it be stories and tales or how to,as well? some guys with no game publish these ebooks on women from abroad and there is now how to section. also,any idea of size [pages] and price of the book;format?perhaps you could expand on that a bit?
    I reference this site so much, i shall be the first [well,second..] to buy the book.

  10. Adnan January 6, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    Nomad,

    I admire your ambition with the languages. I can tell you the arabic alphabet looks more daunting than it actually is. Have you thought about some sort of post regarding the best/first languages to learn for international gaming? I think it’d be interesting.

    Also congratulations on the book, it looks like it’ll be very interesting.

  11. Jon January 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    The Sudan split up into two nations last year so South Sudan is new.

  12. Carlos (kadoo) January 8, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Hey man, I’m you follower for a while, you have some nice stories and good tips. I live in Rio de Janeiro, maybe I could show you around and take to the places to get some ladies, if you’re planing to visit Brazil.

  13. Marek January 12, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    Come to slovakia and fuck my mum please!!!!

  14. TrippinGypsy January 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Hahaha The above post! brilliant. Good luck in the new year mate, go forth and multiply 🙂 My NY resolution is to rattle my cage and eat more pineapple. Apparently it makes sperm taste like the nectar of the gods!

  15. Nestorius January 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    If you need any help when going to Lebanon and Syria, I’m in the region, I can make it an easier trip for you guys.

  16. coco October 31, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    latin america cant wait for you to conquer that whole continent
    dare you to hit up Honduras ..its the nation with the highest homicide rate
    east asia is something i really want you clear
    hell even africa cuz we know nothing of that continent
    try south africa …acording to Russell Peters thats where the hottest women are

  17. cle June 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    at 45 flags you still have a lot more flagging to do cause there is 247 countries in the world.

    you can check here if you want: http://www.world-country.com/

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