I’ve been quite busy since I posted about me doing free training. Some have even donated. Who’d have thunk it? I might be able to afford a new pencil if this keeps up.
I’ve had a few clients here and there around the UK, but recently I was contacted by a new guy who wanted to do some ‘Euro Jaunting’. And that’s what brought me to Estonia this last 7 days. My first trip to Tallinn and the start of a four week adventure and intensive training programme with Johan. All for free. As I arrived I hadn’t seen the guy in action so I was beginning a blank slate, a new town and a new friend. Your favourite pick up artist was launching himself fearlessly into the unknown.
Tallin. My first realisation was how it wasn’t Eastern Europe. It’s Nordic, it’s Scandinavia, not officially so in any way, but it’s from the Scandy mould. The language is Nordic, looks Icelandic, with a lot of double vowels and umlauts. I think I lived on a street called ‘Kooii’. The people look Scandinavian, the town looks Scandinavian. The prices are lower than Scandinavia, but not Eastern E. So if you’re looking for an affordable Norway, it’s worth a shot.
The town is small, but busy. The old town is one of the biggest old towns I ever saw. A lot of tourists. It’s small enough to quickly get to know, but big enough to not get a reputation too quickly.
The girls are of a high standard. Very beautiful and well dressed. Great, great bodies. I found them to be friendly but not too accommodating of street pick up. I did about 20 stops in a week, got 5 ‘dates’. The infield videos didn’t record well at all. I’ll post them only if I don’t get anything better.
So if you’re going for game, the locations you want to hit up are as follows:
Viru shopping centre – This is prime location and prime hunting. You can’t go 5 minutes in Viru without seeing some smoking hot skirt. I don’t like pickup in shopping centres, I don’t like the cameras being on me, so I avoided it as much as I could, but if you like shopping centre as a pickup venu, then Viru is one of the most high quality target rich environments I’ve ever seen in my life. Almost as good as Jelly Square in Zagreb.
Tammasaare Park – The tiny park just next to the shopping centre, both sides of which offer the best outdoor hunt in town, but you have to be patient. It’s a long way from the quality on offer in Viru.
Solaris Bus Station – The bus stops outside the Solaris shopping centre, right next to Tammasaare, ship hot Nordic skirt in and out of town constantly all day long. A bit of patience can net you some good hunt.
Viru Street – Just next to the shopping centre, it’s the street which leads up to the old town, where you start to hit all the tourists. The lower section close to the shopping centre offers good hunt.
These four locations are all next to each other. I reccied the town out for the whole week and this is where to spend your time. There are other places, but they don’t quite have the volume. The best place by far is Viru shopping centre. If you do ten sets a day in there, you’ll end up with well fed.
One thing to let you know, both Johan and I were told by two separate girls something along the lines of ‘English guys come here and think they can just pick up the girls for sex’. One girl made specific reference to street pickup. ‘They just approach us on the street and try to pick us up’. Interesting.
Johan is an interesting guy. His problem quickly became apparent to me; I saw it within ten minutes. By the end of the first day he’d started to make better inroads. More about that later, but it’s going to be a fun four weeks.
As I leave Tallinn, I rate it high as a pickup location. It’s no Zagreb or Belgrade, but there’s quality and fun. I’d advise Ziggle Zaggle. Those girls are wife material. If my current girl can send me monogamous, they must have something.
Hey Jimmi, Glad you have started up your blog again, always a good read. I have to know though… why are you doing pickup when you have a girlfriend you seem to be perfectly satisfied with? The only reason I approach girls is so that I don’t have to approach them (if that makes sense). What is the attraction when you have no intention of actually banging them? I’d rather talk to other guys than have another meaningless conversation with a girl about her life aspirations. Don’t mean to sound antagonistic but it might give me an insight that I am looking for. I find daytime a necessary process to get laid but I wouldn’t choose to do it purely as a hobby.
It’s a great question. Great question. I considered a post on this but didn’t think anyone would care so much. It’s a dilemma I do wrangle with. Sometimes I do find it hard to get the enthusiasm. My girlfriend is just amazing and not many girls are as hot, and certainly they have less to offer me in terms of kinship. You wouldn’t believe. If you met her you’d probably be even more amazed that I am still doing this. 99% of men in the world would probably lose a limb to have a chance with my girl. They say nobody is perfect, but I really cannot fault JJ. She’s an immaculate human being on every level. I do often feel like a man with a Ferrari browsing a Ford showroom. But even a guy with a Ferrari likes to see an old Mustang or a something slightly different and curious.
Firstly, I like chasing skirt. I like playing the piano, reading books, drinking coffee. And I like chasing skirt. I enjoy the hunt and the thrill. I think it’s a beautiful thing, being a man, grabbing your balls and approaching. Each girl is like a different puzzle and you have to work her unique nuances out.
I don’t agree totally that only men are good for conversation (that’s not what you said, I know, I am just talking around the idea). I think it’s true very largely. But a lot of girls are very interesting, very sweet, hopeful and curious. They are looking for guidance and security. Conversation with men is often of a certain kind and conversation with women is often of a different kind. I like both. I don’t spend time with stupid hot women, I eject from those sets pretty quickly. If I wasn’t dating JJ, if she was just the girl next door, I’d talk to her every day, just because I love what she says and I love how she thinks.
Mainly, I like to teach others. Just because I’m set doesn’t mean I can’t help another guy out. This is the big reason. I can help people who need it. For free if they want. Each student is also a puzzle I need to unlock. I like to send people into set, look at what they do, change their style slightly; see their face when they get better results. Sometimes it’s really difficult, but given time I can improve someone’s life and have fun doing it. Of course, to have a reputation enough for people to come to me, I need to do some pickup myself from time to time. Otherwise I am just another guy on the internet with a big mouth.
The last two years, in my absence, were terrible, as I watched my nephew die from cancer. It was the darkest time I’ve ever had. When he died I looked around and all the remnants of my former life were gone. I suppose I just picked up where I left off. I like the pickup lifestyle. It’s my life. I like the guys I meet through pick-up, I prefer them to the red pill muggles. Pickup is a great way to meet intelligent free thinkers. We go somewhere together, somewhere interesting, we wake up, a spot of breakfast, read the paper, laugh at each others football teams, then hit the street. We look at the sights, talk about the history of the city, approach girls, compare notes, laugh about the blow outs, Break up the day with a beer and chat every hour or so. All the while, improving my new friend’s life. What a great way to spend the day.
What am I supposed to replace it with? A map and a camera at the top of the tourist bus dressed liked a spoon?
Finally. It’s what I am good at. It’s really the only thing I have excelled at in my life. I bet I am in the top 1% of the world for my pickup skills and I have my own unique style, which now has been copied by countless others. Me not picking up is like Eric Clapton not playing the guitar. You have to use your talents to bring value to the world. Teaching pickup is genuinely the best way I can bring value to the world, orders of magnitude greater than the next thing I have (project management).
Maybe it won’t go on forever. I suppose as I get closer to my girl, which I think I will, then I’ll change my lifestyle over time and, in the same way playing in bands was something I gradually stopped doing, pickup will be something I stop as I focus on activities with my girl and maybe kids or something.
Maybe I’ll get into golf. JJ and can wear matching plus fours and go on golfing holidays. She’ll get fat, I’ll get boring. Or we’ll get on that tourist bus.
Thanks for your reply Jimmy. I can see where you are coming from. From an introverts perspective I am at my most happiest when I am going around my daily business not talking to anyone or caring about talking to girls. When I’m on heat it’s a persistent niggle which I can’t stand especially when I really can’t be arsed to talk to anyone. I am too in a relationship but part of my brain always thinks I can do better which has long been my weakness. It would be nice to be happy and not look at other girls for once. But your thoughts offer an interesting insight into another way of thinking. Would be good to ‘game’ with you sometime.
Great post and comments.
JJ just a heads up.. I’m on another EuroJaunt in Budapest from next Tue the 16th to the following Monday 22nd June. We are going on a game holiday.
Myself and a buddy have an airbnb with plenty of beds/space to crash so if u’ve not planned your next location in ur 4 week eurojaunt then feel free to join us. It will be a pleasure to catch up with you again and first pint is on the house! 🙂
This is just the kind of invite I like. Keep them coming. I can’t do this one though, I am committed for the whole four weeks.
If you get any good intel on Budapest, send it through and I’ll post it.