Thanks again to everybody who has participated. There were some really awesome and creative entries. I was even thinking about declaring 2 winners, but my travel-budget is tight enough ;).

The lucky man who wins 500,000 Vietnamese Dong – that’ about 6,5 kg of dog meat – is Sean from Sean betted me to do the following:

I’d love to challenge you to eat one of the massive cockroaches or scorpians that you can find on any street corner on Khao San in Bangkok, yet that seems a little too generic.

So rather than do any of those things, I think you should head down to Nana in Bangkok with a shirt on that says “I want to have sex tonight”, written in Thai on both the front and back of your shirt. You need to sit for 1 hour at a street bar of my choosing, by yourself between 11pm to 12am.

Then blog about all of the comments, looks and crazy things that happened to you during that time period.

For those who don’t know: Nana is Bangkok’s redlight district. Also, Sean suggested that I buy him a few drinks after I completed the bet instead of sending him the money. I gladly accepted. Good times will be had =)

Update: Due to political unrest, I didn’t make it to Bangkok and Sean lives in Portland right now. I will pay my dues at some point.


To celebrate the start of my journey I’m hosting a contest. Participate in this contest today and win half a million …. Vietnamese Dong (₫). But read on before you quit school, send your boss a nasty letter or buy a one way ticket to Thailand (ok, actually book a one way ticket to Thailand NOW!).

Being the least valued currency in the world,  today (April 8th 2010) 500,000₫ (Vietnamese Dong) are worth 19.61€ or 26.17$ according to Yahoo Currency Converter. Maybe that is not as much as you hoped for. But hey – you can buy 6,5 kg of dog meat in Vietnam for 500,000. That’s enough to feed the whole family for a week!

Yes, I don’t want to miss the chance to win the equivalent of 3 Chihuahuas.

Awesome! How can I win?

You simply have to challenge me. Challenge me to do something funny, adventurous or uncomfortable.  Preferably related to the countries I’m visiting (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam or Thailand).


  • Eat  dog in Vietnam.
  • Visit a certain place.
  • Sleep with a ladyboy (hint: I won’t do that).

I got this idea from To get some ideas look here. I will accept the challenge that I like the most. Whoever posts the challenge that I accept wins.

Be creative! To post a challenge simply leave a comment below.


  • The contest will run from April 8 – 16, 2010.
  • There will be 1 winner. (German and English version of Live Life Big combined)
  • The winner will be chosen by me depending on which challenge I like best.
  • The winner will be announced within a few days after the deadline ends.
  • Every participant is allowed to enter the contest (by submitting a challenge) only once.
  • Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.
  • The money will be sent to Paypal or optionally sent via bank transfer to bank accounts in Austria or Germany.
  • The prize is 500,000 Vietnamese Dong. Exchange rates of April 8th 2010 (shown above) apply.

Enter today for a chance to win!