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Admin
01-01-05, 02:00
Greetings everyone,

I've started this new thread to provide a centralized location to catalog the Forum's best travel reports. Here's the idea:

If you have written one or several detailed travel reports, or if you know of such reports, then please post the link here.

You may also include a short summary of the nature of the report.

A sample report would be something like this:

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Here's a great series of reports by Young & Restless on his trip to Rio in January of 2005.

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You can copy and paste the link into a report, or you can do it the easy way and use the tags, which you would format like this:

[post]Post ID number here

You can identify the Post ID by moving your mouse pointer over the "Quote" button and reading the Post ID number in the Status Bar at the bottom of your browser window. It's the last number at the end of the link text, just after the letters "p=".

Please note: In order for this thread to be effective, it cannot turn into a discussion forum. I don't want to have to be so tough about this, but any reports that do not include a link to another report will be deleted.

Thanks,

Jackson

NastyBoy
04-18-06, 23:00
I think this qualifies.

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Prolijo
05-31-06, 16:34
At the moderators suggestion I think this report by Patbutter is one of merit since it describes some of the pluses and minuses of CR in a fair and balanced way:
http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showthread.php?p=463511#post463511
I will qualify what he said about GFE's in CR somewhat by saying they're out there but are more likely to be found in the more out of the way spots where the girls are less jaded by gringo newbies and easy money. Patbutter tried Oasis but there are others. Now to go looking for some reports by Brandon which cover those areas....

Love Seeker
06-11-06, 11:50
http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showthread.php?p=457407#post457407

Member #2041
08-06-06, 20:43
Chase Star's important post today under San Jose 2006 reports


Guys it is in their culture. Costa ricans will try to sodomize you out of every nickel you have. Deep down they Dispise Americans, but yet they have that "happy meal" smile about them. Living there for about 6 months in 2002, I learned the game. Costa Ricans remind me of the French in a way, they are two faced., except for some of them whom have relatives and may have been educated in the states, they tend to be more straight Forward. They feel that the United States has an obligation to give them whatever they want. they also remind me of the French, due to their anti-war appeasement mentality. Costa Ricans do not like to be confronted.
That might be somewhat true but I don't know if I would frame it quite that way. You're stereotyping all ticos (except for the few with direct exposure to the US) and I'm not so sure that is safe to do any more than it is for them to stereotype us. The fact is that nearly all ticos, and certainly the vast majority with their hands out, are much poorer than even the most humble of us. They see us as having tons of money to just throw around. That is a stereotype too, but for too many gringo tourists it seems to apply quite well (albeit probably not the ones that stay at a cheap hotel like the Morazon). So, in their view, the most likely route for them to make the money they need to survive is by soaking us for as much as they can. Even more so than from their fellow ticos. After all, we're the ones that have the money and we're the ones that have the culture of tipping everyone at the drop of a hat even for just standard or substandard service. Ticos don't normally tip 15% at restaurants or give anything more than the 10% that is automatically added to their bills and probably wouldn't even leave that if they didn't have to. I'd be willing to bet you don't flinch at leaving a 15% or more tip when you go out back home. I'm not saying that to suggest that we should bring our US standards for tipping to CR, but some idiot gringos certainly do and it helps explain why more and more ticos are coming to expect it from the rest of us. Stereotypes!

I'm not saying we should surrender to this cultural trend but I don't think it helps to get angered by it either. I'm saying understand where it is coming from and shrug it off. If someone grabs your bags as a means for extracting a tip. Politely insist it is not needed or desired. Grab them back. If you can't, stop in him at the door of your room. You can figure out the light switches and TV remotes on your own. If he insists on giving you the grand tour, give him a friendly "gracias y adios". If he puts his hand out, shake it and say "hasta la vista". Sooner rather than later he'll get the idea, you have no intention of tipping him for a service you didn't want in the first place and maybe the next time you come to stay there he'll remember you and leave you alone. He'll certainly remember you if you fall for his ploy and tip him. But you should remember that is all just part of the game that is inevitable as any poor country starts to experience more visits from wealthier tourists.

Look at it as just a game that is played between the 2 cultures, one in which you ultimately control the wallet, and just laugh it off. MJG is right that ticos don't like to be confronted, which is why they may seem to be two-faced, but that is just part of their culture. Remember, that you are in their world. Being too straightforward or showing your irritation is the worse thing you could do. MJG is right, never ever lose your cool. That will only feed their stereotypes about us.

As for the two-faced tico stereotype, first I don't think that is universally true. They may see us as walking wallets and be friendly to us for that reason but that doesn't mean they all or even most secretly despise us. Second, for those ticos that DO secretly despise us, you should understand where that might be coming from.

To begin with, we as a nation haven't exactly been behaving on the world stage in a manner that exactly endears us. Forget about our heavyhanded tactics in the moslem world, our policies in LatAm have been quite controversial as well. LAFTA, which we've been ramming down their throat, is probably going to put a lot of ICE emplyees out of work and the impact on the agricultural sector is an open question as well. True its our government and not the people doing this but we elected them.

Also, as individuals, many gringos don't exactly act in a manner that endear us to them. Of course, it is stereotyping to generalize the bad behavior of a few to the rest of us, but that happens and it is often the most boorish and arrogant fellow tourists that become the most noticeable.

Finally, even when we are on our best behavior, the very fact that we are down there able to throw money around that they don't have, able to buy things that they can't afford, including their women and driving the prices up is bound to cause resentment among some ticos. How would you feel if the show were on the other foot?

NastyBoy
08-06-06, 21:23
and I might as well fly on down to Quepos too and see if I can't duplicate the excellent recommendations in this post.

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Prolijo
09-04-06, 14:14
I ain't gonna wait for the admin to recommend this excellent post by Sigue for the "Reports of Distinction". It provides a great breakdown of the current crop of talent at a couple of the more popular daytime MP's in San Jose (well, one of the most popular ones and its lesser known sister club around the corner). http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=502569&postcount=351

Stevewxly
09-13-06, 17:35
Please see the report on "Hooking Up With P4P Gals in Quepos, CR" by stevewxly

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Stevewxly
09-18-06, 22:52
Click here to see what's going on in Jaco Beach.

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Prolijo
12-09-06, 22:25
http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showthread.php?p=538578#post538578

A John
04-09-07, 01:34
Just a small amount of information for the San Jose newcomers.

My friends last visit was December 2006 I was unable to go that trip.

He said the only thing that changed was the new faces, the game was the same.

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Lethalsoul
08-13-07, 16:13
Eggsalad finally visits Costa Rica #838

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=631394&postcount=838

Lorenzo
08-14-07, 04:05
http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=631316&postcount=836

Lethalsoul
08-14-07, 05:46
Top Dog - Top Bulldog

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=620941&postcount=1051

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=620929&postcount=1050

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=620626&postcount=1048

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=620621&postcount=1047

Lethalsoul
08-25-07, 17:28
Costa Rica vs. Tijuana

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=624814&postcount=92

Lethalsoul
09-20-07, 20:09
Important Points

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646320&postcount=411

Lethalsoul
11-22-07, 17:28
Del Rey Daytime

Thanks DB!

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=672171&postcount=1041

Lethalsoul
11-26-07, 02:03
A newbie's first trip to San Jose

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=673618&postcount=1067

Thanks Canuck!

Lethalsoul
01-02-08, 06:26
My First Trip to Costa Rica - Newbie in ISG

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=688685&postcount=1101

Thanks,

John!

Lethalsoul
01-07-08, 08:53
Another Newbie Report on CR - but much briefer

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=689905&postcount=1109

Thanks Diesel!

AsianLvr
01-19-08, 15:42
Excellent report with hot photos.

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Holden Caulfield
02-17-08, 05:20
http://internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=703743&postcount=1127

Hell of a job.

Island Monger
05-07-08, 18:24
As requested by Jackson, a link to my report

The authorís experiences (some very good and some not so good) at Zona Blue, San Jose.

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Tequila
05-16-08, 04:25
My takeaways from SJO (and my first time posting something in the ROD, hope I don't mess it but just in case here is the link and the post number.

Salud!

T

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http://www.InternationalSexGuide.info/forum/showthread.php?p=742744

Mexidan
05-31-08, 02:26
Update on the goings on in SJO, Presidente, Low Rent places, etc.

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Yogi1000
06-19-08, 23:28
Regarding Tequila's report: His experience is the kind I do not understand. It appears that he goes to CR to Monger. Then he pays 100 bucks for a CBJ and LK, with several providers. It is really a joke to me! Why go all that way for basically nothing more than you can get at your local MP. Can anyone explain this to me?

Prolijo
06-20-08, 23:13
Regarding Tequila's report: His experience is the kind I do not understand. It appears that he goes to CR to Monger. Then he pays 100 bucks for a CBJ and LK, with several providers. It is really a joke to me! Why go all that way for basically nothing more than you can get at your local MP. Can anyone explain this to me?Note, I was also questioning the merit of this report as one of DISTINCTION. I'm glad Tequila had a good time on his trip despite his many mistakes (hopefully he learned from them, although I'm not overly optimistic he's even aware of many of them). Most of those mistakes could EASILY have been avoided if he had taken more time to read this forum BEFOREHAND.

I'm also appreciative that he was willing to share his experiences with the rest of us upon his return. I wish more people would do that. HOWEVER, IMHO, holding this report out as some example for others to follow or to learn from is the last thing we should be doing. If this is an example of where this forum is going with reports like these being cited as the best ISG has to offer, then we've really come to a sorry state of affairs and I have to seriously rethink my association with this board.

Frankly, there seems to be no rhyme or reason for what Jackson recommends for posting as distinctive. Personally, I think whatever Jackson nominates should at least be "seconded" by someone other than the original poster himself. In other words, you shouldn't post your own reports to this section. If the reports are really that good then someone else will post the link.

(btw, Mexidan also just posted a link to his own report here, but in that case I'd actually second Jackson's nomination as it really was a good report)

Lorenzo
06-21-08, 19:05
Note, I was also questioning the merit of this report as one of DISTINCTION.....Frankly, there seems to be no rhyme or reason for what Jackson recommends for posting as distinctive.....
Actually, Prolijo, there is, as I have pointed out before. If you notice, nearly every report that Jackson recommends for distinction has been posted by a relatively new poster, always a Regular Member and nearly always someone with 20 or fewer posts to his name. Several times I have seen a first post recommended for distinction by Jackson. By contrast, excellent posts by veteran posters are never so recommended. So what is the strategy? Very simple; to get the newbies to keep coming back to the forum and becoming paid members. Clever.

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Dgfd
06-22-08, 16:38
How else can you describe it?


Actually, Prolijo, there is, as I have pointed out before. If you notice, nearly every report that Jackson recommends for distinction has been posted by a relatively new poster, always a Regular Member and nearly always someone with 20 or fewer posts to his name. Several times I have seen a first post recommended for distinction by Jackson. By contrast, excellent posts by veteran posters are never so recommended. So what is the strategy? Very simple; to get the newbies to keep coming back to the forum and becoming paid members. Clever.

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Eros74
08-02-08, 19:30
One of the best "list" about San Jose, everything in one report and for a newbie as me thinking to come to CR a very usefull list.

Muchas gracias WorldTravel69 ! ;)

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Justemp
08-04-09, 18:11
Updated price on MP's

I confirmed these prices while visiting most of them

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My trip report

Day1
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Day2
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Day3
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Day4
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Day5
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Day6
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Bunda Man
03-24-10, 04:35
http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=1001122&postcount=2284


Much thanks to Stevewxly.

Jayf1970
08-25-10, 04:01
Actually, Prolijo, there is, as I have pointed out before. If you notice, nearly every report that Jackson recommends for distinction has been posted by a relatively new poster, always a Regular Member and nearly always someone with 20 or fewer posts to his name. Several times I have seen a first post recommended for distinction by Jackson. By contrast, excellent posts by veteran posters are never so recommended. So what is the strategy? Very simple; to get the newbies to keep coming back to the forum and becoming paid members. Clever.

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Never realized, but makes sense. May be we veterans should take it upon ourselves to recommend the real reports of distinction. I have been a member of ISG and its predecessor boards for decades and decline in the quality of reports of distinction has indeed made it difficult over the last several years to quickly become knowledgeable about a new place.

Further
11-28-10, 04:52
Note, I was also questioning the merit of this report as one of DISTINCTION. I'm glad Tequila had a good time on his trip despite his many mistakes (hopefully he learned from them, although I'm not overly optimistic he's even aware of many of them). Most of those mistakes could EASILY have been avoided if he had taken more time to read this forum BEFOREHAND.Newbies on ISG often write summary reports that are selected as reports of distinction. I'm thankful for that because I can get an feel for a destination without plowing through 30 pages of crap to find the few nuggets I need. Wouldn't surprise me if this was one of Jackson's selection criteria. If I like what I read in the RODs, then I'll plow through the 30 pages.

Before the world wide web existed forums (called newsgroups then) usually had a FAQ. It was accurate and maintained with pride. Forum FAQs that are actually useful have all but disappeared. I know that's why I wrote a summary report of my first trip to Angeles. And, yes, it was selected as a ROD.

Vitrea
08-28-15, 11:26
Here is an excellent report by Cerebro. He takes his time to write excellent reports with useful information.

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Member #4585
10-13-16, 22:31
Ultrahappy tells it like it is, that before you critic that one is overpaying you should contribute what is the correct price.

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Eduardo49
10-15-16, 13:05
Am I paying too much or not enough? If I pay too much I'm sure she will sit on her ass at the Del Rey for weeks insisting that the next guy pay her as much. If I don't pay her enough will she give me service that reflects her irritation about my being cheap? Quite a quandary. I think I'll pay her what I think it is worth to me. I have an idea of what the minimum price should be from going to MPs. Girls at the MPs generally work for $20 to $35 per hour for basic service. When they up charge for premium services it runs the price up to $40 to $55 per hour (what they receive for their service not including the room). For years I have watched women at the Del Rey grab a guy go upstairs and 15 minutes later come back $80 to a hundred richer. There is a reason why they work at the Del Rey. The guy thinks he paid $80. What he really paid is $320 to $400 per hour. I kind of think he overpaid. I pay for the quality of experience that I receive. What I get from a woman and what anyone else gets is not the same. What I seek from a woman is not for her to go through the motions to get me off. I can get myself off. I want the best that I can get from her. To achieve this I have to get her to forget that she is working and get her to show me a part of herself that she reserves for people that she cares about. This is the GFE that I seek not a checklist of services I want included. I don't negotiate services. I rarely mention what I plan to pay. I just say, let's go. The interaction that I have with a woman is much more than just getting off. I want to know the person that I am with to some extent. I want to be with someone that I like being with not just someone that I find attractive. I generally get two to five hours in the room with women I take and pay from $100 to $150. It comes down to being extremely selective about who I take.