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01-01-06, 01:00
Please use this thread to announce your travel plans and your intentions to meet up with other Forum Members.

Mars Blackmon
02-20-06, 23:29
Calling all Mongers, I dropp in to Baranquilla on Feb 23rd for Carnival festivites. Ill be tryin to connect with Latina Passion somtime on / near the 26th in BAQ.
from the 28th until the 4th of March i will be in Cartegena.

If any mongers want to trade notes at, send me a PM.

Concarne
03-08-06, 20:58
Who wants to partake in either throwing a party or making the rounds in town and hit all the good spots? I am talking raging!

El Pato
03-08-06, 23:30
I would like to go but I plan to fly in to Cali at the end of June, then out to Lima.

Latina Passion
03-15-06, 05:53
I'm finding some great deals at that time on Copa!


Who wants to partake in either throwing a party or making the rounds in town and hit all the good spots? I am talking raging!

Escort King
03-15-06, 19:38
Okay am thinking of hitting Medellin for the Labor Day weekend. I heard Sundays can suck. Anyone want to join and see how we can shake this town up a little?

Concarne
03-16-06, 05:55
I am set to arrive on the 24th of March but will probably be crashing since I will be working hard for a few days prior while in Panama.

After that is all about partying from the 25th to the 3rd.

LP it would be great if you can make it! I already have some ideas re places and what not.

Scooby1
03-19-06, 22:17
I'll be in Medellin from April 24th to May 4th. I'm booked into the Mansion if anyone is going to be there lets party

Concarne
03-20-06, 18:47
Heck if I find a sweet deal I will fly into Med for a couple...

BeersTerry
03-20-06, 22:19
Scooby, I believe the correct (Aussie ?) spelling of party in that context has 10 e's

It's PARTEEEEEEEEEE !

Scooby1
03-21-06, 16:38
Concarne

I found http://abstravel.com had tickets on Copa from LAX for $575.00 they go direct to Panama then to Medellin. I picked tht for several reasons:

1. I was told its a pain to go through customs in Bogata & to advoid if possible.

2. I did not want any long layovers the one in Panama is an hour & a half.

3. The flight leaves at 12:15am from LAX & with enough Ambein I can sleep the flight away. lol

4. I will get into Medellin at 12:30pm and gives me plenty of mongering time left for that day.

5. They were the only ones who offered a 4:30pm flight out ll the others it was 8:15am which means I would have to get up at 4:00am to be able to have enough time to catch it. It also gives me a half a day of mongering before I have to leave.
There are others but those are the main reasons.

Scooby

Gringo Loco
03-24-06, 22:49
I'm going to be in Cali from April 6 to April 22. It will be my first time there, but I've been to Medellin and Cartagena, as well as Cuba (muchas veces!) Anybody want to have beer and chase some chicas let me know.

Ricker
03-25-06, 16:49
Hey Loco ... let's have a ceveza ... if you're not hooked up already, maybe I can get my new chica to bring an amiguita for ya.

Gringo Loco
03-25-06, 18:13
Sounds like a plan Ricker. Y tu novia nueva, smoking! If any of her amigas look half as good as she does I'll be picking up the tab. Toda la semana! See you in Cali senor.

MiamiHeatLuver
03-25-06, 19:58
Hey Gringo,

Going down "again" apr 19th-27th to do "little mongering" but i as well have an amazing novia, i puposely avoided apr 8th - 15th because it is la "sermana santa" and i heard alot of things "clubs & bars" are closed and Cali is very SLOW, i hope im not bursting your bubble for that little tidbit of info., If you wanna meeet for a "Aquilar or Costena" same offer goes to you Riker, if you wanna take the "Novias" out one night.. peace Mongers!

Ricker
03-26-06, 05:55
Hey Miamiheat ... have we met in person before? Disculpame por favor, I just don't recall.

I remeber the Gringo Loco ...

If you guys have Colombian cel phones, send me a PM with the info ... I come in and out of Cali all the time.

Nos vemos!

Tom 33
03-26-06, 14:36
I live in Cartagena and will be in Medellin from 4/7 to 4/17 to avoid the crush in CTG. Thursday through Easter Sunday are holidays. Nothing related to tourism and partying are closed in CTG the entire time.

My novia in MDE tells me that there are many people visiting the MDE area during the holidays. I don't expect any clubs or bars to be closed.

Cali, in my opinion, is a poor sister. It is more dangerous mostly because of higher unemployment. Many people may well leave there for the holiday.

Surfer
03-26-06, 18:11
in Medellin they frisk everybody arriving on international flights and they seem to check more bags than in Cali or Bogota (I have arrived at all 3). In Bogota, I have always breezed right through.

IMHO Tom is correct about Cali being the "poor sister". Medellin & Cartagena are much better for visiting mongers.

Re semana santa, I have always heard many chicas are with their families during semana santa and that it is a lousy time to go. I KNOW rooms and flights are at a premium, so I have always avoided it. I am still debating whether to go right before, or right after. I did go to the PI once during Holy Week (as they call it) and it was HORRIBLE!

Dashing Don
03-27-06, 04:02
Not true, Surfer.

I arrived on Thursday, 3/16 in MDE on the direct flight from JFK. There was no frisking, of anyone. Of nobody. Nowhere in the terminal. They didn't even check my luggage.

So where do you get this stuff about 'they frisk everybody arriving on international flights'?

We could debate this over and over, but to protect the membership and lurkers out there, I'm gonna fast forward and get to the heart of the problem:


Surfer: You present 'facts' moreso to present yourself as
an online 'personality', than to actually help the readership.


Don

Tequila Texas
03-27-06, 04:16
DD, I do not know either you or Surfer but I will assume you are both nice guys. He has experiences and opinions and you have different experiences and opinions. This is OK. It does not mean either of you are bad. There is nothing wrong with disagreeing agreably.

Peace brothers,

TT

Tom 33
03-27-06, 14:38
Lighten up a little, Don. Surfer can be opinionated, but he is helpful. Surfer may very well have seen everyone frisked on his flight.

I have arrived in MDE directly from the US twice(American Airlines), most recently in Jan. of this year. I didn't see anyone being frisked. No bags were searched that I noticed.

I normally come from the US directly to Cartagena(Avianca). In Cartagena I have always been patted down. At least one bag has always been opened and hand searched. Like MDE, you also have to put all of your bags through an X-ray machine.

Dollar Bill
03-27-06, 19:59
For what it is worth, I got frisked by airport security on my arrival flight to MDE.

It may not happen to everyone, but it does happen, and IMHO, it might be helpful info to those mongers that are carrying a little something extra in their pockets, underware, or socks.

$Bill

Latina Passion
03-27-06, 20:27
50/50 Here! Sometimes they go thru ALL of my things my person ask how much Cash I have the works, hell they even stuck my shoe to see if I had anything in my heel! Then other times I don't even get looked at!


For what it is worth, I got frisked by airport security on my arrival flight to MDE.

It may not happen to everyone, but it does happen, and IMHO, it might be helpful info to those mongers that are carrying a little something extra in their pockets, underware, or socks.

$Bill

Slumlord
03-27-06, 21:17
For what it's worth, I've flown JFK-MDE on Avianca 7 times this year (already hit Platinum) and these are my observations:

On arrival into MDE, I get frisked EVERYTIME. I don't hang around and see what happens to everyone else, but it appears everyone else gets frisked as well. What they are looking for is money.

They rarely go through my luggage (small bag anyway) although on the last trip I hit the button and got the green light but was referred for a luggage search. 2 minutes and I was out the door and in the car.

Leaving MDE (internationally) is horrible. Immigration gets backed up and I get frisked EVERYTIME and pretty much everyone else does as well (though the females don't always get frisked). Once past the metal detectors they open up EVERY bag and go through everything. And they aren't quick about it either.

As my trips are usually very short, I now return through Bogota. Why? Because the Avianca flight to JFK from MDE leaves at 6pm, but you really need to be there by 3pm to get through the lines (my experience on three trips this year). That means you need to leave the City by 2-2:15pm.

By going through Bogota, I take the last Avianca flight MDE-BOG which now leaves at 10pm (was 9:20pm up until a few weeks ago) and because it is a domestic flight and there is little traffic on the road at that hour, I leave my apartment at 8:30pm and I'm checked in, past security and in the lounge by 9:30pm - and that includes getting the departure tax waiver (which you do in an office near the chapel at that hour) and then paying it at the Avianca counter and then getting the boarding pass.

Once in BOG, I take the connecting bus to Int'l Departures and because I have my boarding pass I go right to immigration and it's totally empty at that hour (10:45pm give-or-take). Then I head to security and walk right thru - very quick and easy. Just past security there are a few soldiers and they frisk EVERYONE. But hardly anyone gets their bag checked - which is a much different story than in Medellin).

I then hit the lounge and wait for final boarding (about 11:35pm) then it's off to gate 4 or 5 and you go through Avianca private security, usually very fast and only once did they open my carryon.

The flight leaves pretty much on-time at 11:55pm and gets into JFK at 5:30am (with the clock change in the US next week, it'll get in at 6:30am). At JFK I just walk right thru - have never been checked once at JFK (was given a secondary once at Newark last year).

As a side-note - because they are widening the road going from Medellin to Rio Negro on the Las Palmas route, traffic slows to a standstill at times. On one trip we were at a dead-stop for 45 minutes and I made the driver turn-around and take the BOG highway - luckily it was on the way into Medellin - not to the airport. Until they finish the road (which will take quite a while) I strongly advise that you instruct the driver to take the highway. It is a little longer mileage wise, and the toll is 2,000P more (some drivers make a big deal over this), but the trip is 40 minutes via the highway - you gotta count at LEAST an hour going via Las Palmas.

Escort King
03-27-06, 22:32
For what it's worth, I've flown JFK-MDE on Avianca 7 times this year (already hit Platinum) and these are my observations:

On arrival into MDE, I get frisked EVERYTIME. I don't hang around and see what happens to everyone else, but it appears everyone else gets frisked as well. What they are looking for is money.

They rarely go through my luggage (small bag anyway) although on the last trip I hit the button and got the green light but was referred for a luggage search. 2 minutes and I was out the door and in the car.

Leaving MDE (internationally) is horrible. Immigration gets backed up and I get frisked EVERYTIME and pretty much everyone else does as well (though the females don't always get frisked). Once past the metal detectors they open up EVERY bag and go through everything. And they aren't quick about it either.

As my trips are usually very short, I now return through Bogota. Why? Because the Avianca flight to JFK from MDE leaves at 6pm, but you really need to be there by 3pm to get through the lines (my experience on three trips this year). That means you need to leave the City by 2-2:15pm.

By going through Bogota, I take the last Avianca flight MDE-BOG which now leaves at 10pm (was 9:20pm up until a few weeks ago) and because it is a domestic flight and there is little traffic on the road at that hour, I leave my apartment at 8:30pm and I'm checked in, past security and in the lounge by 9:30pm - and that includes getting the departure tax waiver (which you do in an office near the chapel at that hour) and then paying it at the Avianca counter and then getting the boarding pass.

Once in BOG, I take the connecting bus to Int'l Departures and because I have my boarding pass I go right to immigration and it's totally empty at that hour (10:45pm give-or-take). Then I head to security and walk right thru - very quick and easy. Just past security there are a few soldiers and they frisk EVERYONE. But hardly anyone gets their bag checked - which is a much different story than in Medellin).

I then hit the lounge and wait for final boarding (about 11:35pm) then it's off to gate 4 or 5 and you go through Avianca private security, usually very fast and only once did they open my carryon.

The flight leaves pretty much on-time at 11:55pm and gets into JFK at 5:30am (with the clock change in the US next week, it'll get in at 6:30am). At JFK I just walk right thru - have never been checked once at JFK (was given a secondary once at Newark last year).

As a side-note - because they are widening the road going from Medellin to Rio Negro on the Las Palmas route, traffic slows to a standstill at times. On one trip we were at a dead-stop for 45 minutes and I made the driver turn-around and take the BOG highway - luckily it was on the way into Medellin - not to the airport. Until they finish the road (which will take quite a while) I strongly advise that you instruct the driver to take the highway. It is a little longer mileage wise, and the toll is 2,000P more (some drivers make a big deal over this), but the trip is 40 minutes via the highway - you gotta count at LEAST an hour going via Las Palmas.


Great detailled response... may have to try that way for my trip.

Slumlord
03-27-06, 22:58
Great detailled response... may have to try that way for my trip.

The details were fresh in my mind as I just returned this morning.

It costs the same and gives you an extra 6 hours on the ground + no waiting in lines. No big deal if you're in MDE for 2 weeks, but huge if you're there for the weekend.

Escort King
03-28-06, 00:05
The details were fresh in my mind as I just returned this morning.

It costs the same and gives you an extra 6 hours on the ground + no waiting in lines. No big deal if you're in MDE for 2 weeks, but huge if you're there for the weekend.

What are the cheapest flights using either method? I come from NYC area.

Dashing Don
03-28-06, 16:55
There was so much security leaving MDE when I left on 3/20, that I remember counting 10 different steps from arrival at the airport to actually walking down the jetway.

The outrageous airport tax of US31 actually involved two steps. You get a slip of paper from a minion first, and later you hand that over with the cash to another minion at another counter.

Even after checking in and going through immigration, there are several more identical security checks, some within no more that 50 feet of each other. Stop, put carryon through the scanner; remove shoes and step through that doorway thing and get 'wanded'.

Travel 50' and repeat.

I kept my passport in hand as I was asked for it several times within the space of a hundred yards, as if anything had changed.

It was so over-the-top that I started counting the steps and came up with 10. Manila airport is the only other that I know that has as much security.

Why post about this? To let people know to allow extra time.

And man cannot live on flames alone!

Don

Slumlord
03-28-06, 22:22
What are the cheapest flights using either method? I come from NYC area.

Either routing costs about the same. The cheapest I've paid is $545 r/t including all fees and taxes - but they don't sell many seats at that price - you have to book at least a few weekes in advance to find one. I usually pay about $650 total.

Escort King
03-28-06, 22:46
Either routing costs about the same. The cheapest I've paid is $545 r/t including all fees and taxes - but they don't sell many seats at that price - you have to book at least a few weekes in advance to find one. I usually pay about $650 total.

What airline?

Slumlord
03-28-06, 22:52
What airline?

I'm sorry - all my flights this year have been on Avianca. The flight from JFK leaves at 7am.

COPA is another good option, and costs about the same. With COPA, you connect through Panama. COPA leaves JFK at 5am and there is a Panama-Medellin connection with AeroRepublica (a new COPA partner) around 11am. This is a new connection and they don't show it on the COPA website - but it's there, 7 days a week.

Tom 33
03-28-06, 23:24
It has actually evolved to the point of absurdity over the last few years. When I leave CTG for MIA now, all my luggage(checked and carry-on) is hand-searched. Just before you enter the secured departure gate, you walk through a metal detector and get wanded and patted. Your carry-on is X-rayed. Then, just before you board, you walk through a different metal detector and get wanded and patted. Your carry-on is X-rayed in a different machine. I was told that one set of security checks was for Colombia. The other one was for Avianca. After all this, I was stopped once just after leaving the terminal for the plane for an additional pat-down.

Inefficiency and redundancy are very Colombian.

Escort King
03-28-06, 23:46
It seems the COPA flights to Medellin have about a 9 hour layover in Panama... is that enough time to get somewhere for a quick one?

Latina Passion
03-28-06, 23:49
They should have the conecting flight with the hour and half layover!


It seems the COPA flights to Medellin have about a 9 hour layover in Panama... is that enough time to get somewhere for a quick one?

Tequila Texas
03-29-06, 00:37
On arrival into MDE, I get frisked EVERYTIME. I don't hang around and see what happens to everyone else, but it appears everyone else gets frisked as well. What they are looking for is money.How much money is OK to bring?

Thanks,

TT

Slumlord
03-29-06, 01:27
It seems the COPA flights to Medellin have about a 9 hour layover in Panama... is that enough time to get somewhere for a quick one?


To answer your question: yes, it's plenty of time to head into town. I did that last year. I rented a car from Avis and drove into the city, about 30 minutes away. Plenty of time for lunch, a little sightseeing and some action.

Gotta tell you though, getting action in Panama right before going to Medellin is like eating at Burger King right before going to Peter Luger's. Just my opinion.

What's confusing to me is I know AeroRepublica now has a strategic alliance with COPA and they have a flight leaving from Panama around 11am - so you can avoid the long layover. But they don't list that flight on their website. And you would think it would be listed on COPA's but it never was - that was one of the reasons I went with Avianca. COPA and Continental never worked seamlessly, even though they are both OnePass (and COPA is partially-owned by Continental). That trend seems to be continuing with AeroRepublica.

Escort King
03-29-06, 01:43
SlumLord thanks for the info... COPA seems cheaper and I don't mind the stop just for the experience... I can go for a snack before the banquet...or I will try for the earlier connection.... I am hoping Medellin is worth the trip... would settle for a couple of really hot and wild girls for the four days... keep them for the entire trip and just have fun.... the daily hunt can be fun but also time consuming...

Surfer
03-29-06, 05:10
I am 3 for 3 at MDE, NEVER been frisked arriving in Cali 7 times nor the two (maybe 3) times I have arrived in Bogota.

According to his own posts, Don has been to Medellin once and based on his CLAIM that he was not frisked, he now accuses me of being more interested in being "an internet personality" than in providing info. The fact that most everybody else who posted DID get frisked at MDE 9some 7 out of 7 times) suggests that Don is just, well, "special".

My point was merely to refute the guy who said he heard BOG presented the most hassles for international arrivals yet, like my comment on scooby's compilation, it provided a prextext for Don to resume his jihaad against me (which started when I called him for posting a racially offensive comment that violated ISG's code of conduct).

Back to substance now (hey Don: give it a rest and take out your aggression on your ex wife and her lawyer, not me!).

To avoid the hassles at MDE (Rionegro), if flying elsewhere within Colombia avoid Avianca and Aerorepublica and get a flight out of Olaf Heraya airport (10 minutes at most from Poblado) on a smaller local carrier like Aires (www.aires.co). For international flights you have no choice but to use MDE.

Hoof Hunter
03-29-06, 06:00
I spotted the correct website for Aires while I was in Medellin this past wkd. Had been searching for it for a while.

http://www.aires.aero/

Escort King
03-29-06, 06:34
I am 3 for 3 at MDE, NEVER been frisked arriving in Cali 7 times nor the two (maybe 3) times I have arrived in Bogota.

According to his own posts, Don has been to Medellin once and based on his CLAIM that he was not frisked, he now accuses me of being more interested in being "an internet personality" than in providing info. The fact that most everybody else who posted DID get frisked at MDE 9some 7 out of 7 times) suggests that Don is just, well, "special".

My point was merely to refute the guy who said he heard BOG presented the most hassles for international arrivals yet, like my comment on scooby's compilation, it provided a prextext for Don to resume his jihaad against me (which started when I called him for posting a racially offensive comment that violated ISG's code of conduct).

Back to substance now (hey Don: give it a rest and take out your aggression on your ex wife and her lawyer, not me!).

To avoid the hassles at MDE (Rionegro), if flying elsewhere within Colombia avoid Avianca and Aerorepublica and get a flight out of Olaf Heraya airport (10 minutes at most from Poblado) on a smaller local carrier like Aires (www.aires.co). For international flights you have no choice but to use MDE.
you meant Slumlord

Dollar Bill
03-29-06, 15:11
It seems the COPA flights to Medellin have about a 9 hour layover in Panama... is that enough time to get somewhere for a quick one?

You can get a taxi (about $20US each) from the airport to downtown for a quickie at Oassis.

You can also take a tour (though COPA) to the canal. The canal is very interesting to see.

You will have to pass through immigration and pay something, but that is better than sitting in the airport.

Check the Panama board and ask more questions there. I was suppose to have a 9 hour layover in Panama on my way from Mexico to Cali, but instead I went a day earlier and stayed in Panama City for a night. I got a 33 hour "layover" instead and only had to pay a small amount more, but I got to enjoy a new location. I liked Panama City. Plenty of gambling and chicas. SW's are about $25US, which makes them about the same price as Colombian SW.

$Bill

Escort King
03-29-06, 15:57
You can get a taxi (about $20US each) from the airport to downtown for a quickie at Oassis.

You can also take a tour (though COPA) to the canal. The canal is very interesting to see.

You will have to pass through immigration and pay something, but that is better than sitting in the airport.

Check the Panama board and ask more questions there. I was suppose to have a 9 hour layover in Panama on my way from Mexico to Cali, but instead I went a day earlier and stayed in Panama City for a night. I got a 33 hour "layover" instead and only had to pay a small amount more, but I got to enjoy a new location. I liked Panama City. Plenty of gambling and chicas. SW's are about $25US, which makes them about the same price as Colombian SW.

$Bill


See there is some adventure to be had.... when you are travelling you can't always find a Peter Lugers but BK quality is always around... and it is fun to say I have fucked women in more countries than you have been to!

Slumlord
03-29-06, 17:01
See there is some adventure to be had.... when you are travelling you can't always find a Peter Lugers but BK quality is always around... and it is fun to say I have fucked women in more countries than you have been to!


On my first few trips, I thought it was great to stop over in Panama and check out the sights. But after a while, the novelty wore off and I just wanted to get to my final destinatuion as quickly as possible.

To me shooting a load in Panama right before going to Colombia is like whacking off the night before a trip - something that feels right at the time but contributes to diminishing returns at the end.

That said, I enjoyed my layover in PTY when I went into town (They charge $5 at immigration to leave and return the same day). They also have buses that go to shopping malls expressly for layover guests - to me a very smart move.

The Canal is spectacular - something to be seen for sure.

One of the great things about renting a car in PTY is the car rental places are all right by the exit. You just check-in and they bring the car to the curb - no shuttle bus. And when you return, you just pull up to the curb and go to the counter. It's the most efficient car airport rental system I've ever seen. And cars from Avis start at $15 a day!!!

And speaking of BK, Panama City has every fastfood franchise known to man -even some that went bankrupt in the States are still alive and well in PTY.

Enjoy your trip!!!

Escort King
03-29-06, 18:14
On my first few trips, I thought it was great to stop over in Panama and check out the sights. But after a while, the novelty wore off and I just wanted to get to my final destinatuion as quickly as possible.

To me shooting a load in Panama right before going to Colombia is like whacking off the night before a trip - something that feels right at the time but contributes to diminishing returns at the end.

That said, I enjoyed my layover in PTY when I went into town (They charge $5 at immigration to leave and return the same day). They also have buses that go to shopping malls expressly for layover guests - to me a very smart move.

The Canal is spectacular - something to be seen for sure.

One of the great things about renting a car in PTY is the car rental places are all right by the exit. You just check-in and they bring the car to the curb - no shuttle bus. And when you return, you just pull up to the curb and go to the counter. It's the most efficient car airport rental system I've ever seen. And cars from Avis start at $15 a day!!!

And speaking of BK, Panama City has every fastfood franchise known to man -even some that went bankrupt in the States are still alive and well in PTY.

Enjoy your trip!!!


So stop look at the canal... get a quick blow job and have a few White Castles... lol... "What I Did in Panama"

Roamer7
04-07-06, 02:21
To all you experienced travelers:

What is the best way to spend 14 days? Travel to 1 Central American country, or make the tour to Columbia, Brazil, Central America? Or simply to 1 country: Thailand, Phillipines or Indonesia?

In reviewing all the great posts, I LOVE BEST the tall, olive skin women of Brazil & Columbia. But like most of you, I like just about everything. My past experienced were 4 trips to Costa Rica, so I am not a complete novice, but defintely not the experienced you all have.

Please help me with your experienced inputs. Any PM and/or US phone# to chat will be appreciated.

Scooby1
04-09-06, 14:58
Ill be heading to Medellin at the end of April, anyone wanna hook up & party?

Latina Passion
04-11-06, 15:18
Thailand has to be at least 30% or MORE then South America! Hotel Rooms $15 on the level of a Holiday Inn. Tailored made Suits $65 Punany from $10 all night long!

Hell even the Air Fare from LAX to BKK, 9 out of 10 times it is cheaper then flying to South America! But IMHO Thai girls don't even touch Latinas!

And did someone say somthing? Looks as if someone is waking up his sleeper cells!


To all you experienced travelers:

What is the best way to spend 14 days? Travel to 1 Central American country, or make the tour to Columbia, Brazil, Central America? Or simply to 1 country: Thailand, Phillipines or Indonesia?

In reviewing all the great posts, I LOVE BEST the tall, olive skin women of Brazil & Columbia. But like most of you, I like just about everything. My past experienced were 4 trips to Costa Rica, so I am not a complete novice, but defintely not the experienced you all have.

Please help me with your experienced inputs. Any PM and/or US phone# to chat will be appreciated.

Nick
04-11-06, 21:35
I Will Be In Floridablanca And Bucaramanga From May The 4th To May The 31st. My Fiancee And I Are Planning To Get Married While I Am There.

Wapo469
05-04-06, 04:02
I just booked my trip and will be in Cartagena from August 1st through the 6th. I am going solo if anyone wants to hook up and do a little mongering or grab a drink.

Escort King
05-04-06, 18:53
Sept. 1-5 in MDE for me.

Xxxgoat
05-04-06, 20:27
I'll be in Cartagena & Baranquilla June 16-25 on the way home from 8 days in Peru.

I'll be traveling alone and a little apprehensive about my first trip and no wingman. I have conversations going with a couple Amigos.com ladies and will be checking out the P4P scene in both cities.

Any advice or anyone want to hook up?

Goat

Trickbaby
05-04-06, 21:38
I will be under the watchful eye of family but am lookingto get hooked up with some quickies and an accompanante for an hour or 2. I am going to be looking for non foto shy ladys so I may add some life back into the forums.

Nyorker
05-08-06, 23:13
I will be in Cartegena from June1 to June 4, I am going solo and would like to have beer with fellow hobbyist.

Escort King
05-09-06, 17:13
I will be under the watchful eye of family but am lookingto get hooked up with some quickies and an accompanante for an hour or 2. I am going to be looking for non foto shy ladys so I may add some life back into the forums.

Best bet would be the quick in and out places - the casas that have hourly rates - just get a 2 hour window of freedom and off you go.

Colombia Consult
06-13-06, 20:02
It seems the COPA flights to Medellin have about a 9 hour layover in Panama... is that enough time to get somewhere for a quick one?You should have time to get Laid at least three times.

Superboy1
06-14-06, 00:53
In july i will be going to Medellin,but i will be flying from Medrid to Bogota then Medellin.What i would like to know is will i need to collect my luggage at Bogota and re-check-in at Bogota? or will my luggage be put onto my Medellin flight?
The reason i ask is that i have known some people to of lost luggage in Bogota.
Also i hear that i will need to change termanels at Bogota ,what is the best way to do this ? is there a bus service to the Domestic termanel ? or will i have to get a taxi ?
I would be greatful for any help , i normaly go via Miami , but this time that flight was too expensive.

Superboy

Slumlord
06-14-06, 06:53
In july i will be going to Medellin,but i will be flying from Medrid to Bogota then Medellin.What i would like to know is will i need to collect my luggage at Bogota and re-check-in at Bogota? or will my luggage be put onto my Medellin flight?
The reason i ask is that i have known some people to of lost luggage in Bogota.
Also i hear that i will need to change termanels at Bogota ,what is the best way to do this ? is there a bus service to the Domestic termanel ? or will i have to get a taxi ?
I would be greatful for any help , i normaly go via Miami , but this time that flight was too expensive.

Superboy


Yes, you will need to collect your luggage in Bogota and clear customs after passing through immigration. Same deal as when entering the US: you need to clear customs at the first port of entry.

There is a free shuttle bus that runs from the international terminal to the domestic terminal. To be honest, I'm not sure if you check-in your luggage at a kiosk in the international terminal or if you bring it with you on board the shuttle bus. Maybe someone else can answer that question definitively.

Elwoody
06-16-06, 00:49
In JULY my friend and I are headed south for vacation from the grueling life at web startups. New to Colombia, but am a veteran of SEA (Thai, Indo, Sing, Malay, Cambo). Anyone up for drinks? Very interested bribing old hands with strong drink in exchange for a brain-dump about the CTG/Colombia scene.

Cheers!

Elwoody

Slumlord
06-24-06, 17:16
Yes, you will need to collect your luggage in Bogota and clear customs after passing through immigration. Same deal as when entering the US: you need to clear customs at the first port of entry.

There is a free shuttle bus that runs from the international terminal to the domestic terminal. To be honest, I'm not sure if you check-in your luggage at a kiosk in the international terminal or if you bring it with you on board the shuttle bus. Maybe someone else can answer that question definitively.


Last night I flew Avianca JFK-BOG and connected to Medellin. I checked one bag in New York and was shocked when the agent told me I DIDN'T have to clear customs in BOG, that my bag would be forwarded to Medellin.

So when I got off the plane in BOG, I cleared immigration first and then had my carry-on bags screened (went pretty quickly) and then walked about 100 yards to get to the shuttle bus that takes you to the regional terminal.

As I was carrying a ridiculous amout of liquor that I picked up at duty-free at JFK (seven bottles) I used a porter to bring my carry-on stuff from immigration to the bus. Worked out great as he even found a large bag to consolidate all my bottles, although it made it harder to carry. A pilot who was on the shuttle bus said he could have them hand-check my bottles if I invited him to the party. I told him every night's a party at my place and I'll be damned if he didn't have one of the cargo guys load the bottles carefully and then personally made sure I got them in Medellin, since I had no claim number.

After collecting my checked-in bag in Medellin, I did technically clear customs as my bag had a green tag so I was directed to the one customs guy on duty. He asked me if I had more than USD10,000, didn't pat me down (first time I didn't get patted down in MDE) and then told me to exit. Entering MDE is a lot more lax when transiting thru BOG.

My confusion probably arose from the fact that I previously flew Continental from EWR-BOG and had to retrieve my checked luggage and clear customs before connecting with Avianca to MDE. So when you fly Avianca, they'll check your bag all the way thru and you clear customs at your final destination.

Sorry about the confusion

Superboy1
06-24-06, 21:07
thanks for your advice,it is all very confusing,i guess it depends on the airline you fly into Colombia with,but i am still not 100% sure if i should get my bags in Bogota!,where is the bus to the next terminal? I know the layout of the airport,i would be greatful for any help

Superboy




Last night I flew Avianca JFK-BOG and connected to Medellin. I checked one bag in New York and was shocked when the agent told me I DIDN'T have to clear customs in BOG, that my bag would be forwarded to Medellin.

So when I got off the plane in BOG, I cleared immigration first and then had my carry-on bags screened (went pretty quickly) and then walked about 100 yards to get to the shuttle bus that takes you to the regional terminal.

As I was carrying a ridiculous amout of liquor that I picked up at duty-free at JFK (seven bottles) I used a porter to bring my carry-on stuff from immigration to the bus. Worked out great as he even found a large bag to consolidate all my bottles, although it made it harder to carry. A pilot who was on the shuttle bus said he could have them hand-check my bottles if I invited him to the party. I told him every night's a party at my place and I'll be damned if he didn't have one of the cargo guys load the bottles carefully and then personally made sure I got them in Medellin, since I had no claim number.

After collecting my checked-in bag in Medellin, I did technically clear customs as my bag had a green tag so I was directed to the one customs guy on duty. He asked me if I had more than USD10,000, didn't pat me down (first time I didn't get patted down in MDE) and then told me to exit. Entering MDE is a lot more lax when transiting thru BOG.

My confusion probably arose from the fact that I previously flew Continental from EWR-BOG and had to retrieve my checked luggage and clear customs before connecting with Avianca to MDE. So when you fly Avianca, they'll check your bag all the way thru and you clear customs at your final destination.

Sorry about the confusion

Rodney Houston
06-29-06, 02:32
I will be taking a trip to Colombia in November this will be my first visit I am looking for opinions on which city to visit for that time of year. My decision will also be influenced by the beauty of the women in that area.

Thank You

Tom 33
06-29-06, 15:00
Unless you are an experienced Latin American traveler with a decent grasp of Spanish, I suggest that you go to Cartagena. In Cartagena you will be able to sample women from all over the country. You might get your ass handed to you in some other places.

I prefer the women from Medellin.

Pana Nyc
06-30-06, 17:00
Unless you are an experienced Latin American traveler with a decent grasp of Spanish, I suggest that you go to Cartagena. In Cartagena you will be able to sample women from all over the country. You might get your ass handed to you in some other places.

I prefer the women from Medellin.Cartagena was my 1st choice to go to, but AA does not fly there I have many miles to burn so looks like it will be Medellin is going to be my choice instead Tom.

Gringo Loco
07-04-06, 01:03
I'll be heading back to Cali July 12th to July 29th, with possible side trips to Pereira and Armenia. I might have to check up on Antifreeze in his new finca. However, with so many caleñas just dying to meet me I don't know if I'll actually even make it out of town. Anybody who wants to meet up for a cerveza let me know. The first one's on me.

Jocoso 01
07-05-06, 05:30
I will be taking a trip to Colombia in November this will be my first visit I am looking for opinions on which city to visit for that time of year. My decision will also be influenced by the beauty of the women in that area.

Thank YouAt any place you go to colombia you will not miss. Every where you find pretty girls. Cali, Medellín , Pereira,etc. Bogotá has girls from all over the country then will find more and better.

Monte Christo
07-12-06, 02:46
Hi,

How good is Santa Marta for mongering? What would be the best spots?

Thanks,

MC

Caffrey
07-19-06, 08:09
I will be making my first trip to Colombia in Sept. Which place would you recommend for a first time visitor (bog or medellin). I am impressed by the chica pictures. I am also interested in sight seeing and other daytime activities and not pure mongering alone. Is there any mongers provide some pointers for a newbee. Is there any regulars from California I can hook up with to get first hand information.

Appreciate all your help.

caff

Member #4211
07-21-06, 12:17
I'm traveling to these cities, first Cali (7/28 to 8/6) and then Cartagena (8/6 to 8/14).

Anyone there and interested in some drinks and in chassing ladies, please PM me.

For those not there, reports will follow by mid August.

Thanks,

Andres

Scooby1
07-21-06, 15:30
I will be making my first trip to Colombia in Sept. Which place would you recommend for a first time visitor (bog or medellin). I am impressed by the chica pictures. I am also interested in sight seeing and other daytime activities and not pure mongering alone. Is there any mongers provide some pointers for a newbee. Is there any regulars from California I can hook up with to get first hand information.

Appreciate all your help.

caff


Never been to Bogata but I thought that Medellin was fantastic.

Uncazadorez
07-25-06, 02:50
I will be in Cartagena from August 11th till the 14th. Then I will be in Cali from August 14th till the 18th. Then my final destination is in Medellin from August 18th till the 21st. Anybody gonna be around on those dates and in the same area, give me a shout!

MJG Dogs
07-25-06, 06:26
Will be in cartagena from 8/17 to 8/28. Staying in Playa Mar in one of Mery's units. drop me a line if anyone is going to be in town, especially if one of you wants to climb san felipe one morning.... That fort is huge, but I am going to climb that big bastard.......

Treeshark
07-25-06, 14:25
Will be in cartagena from 8/17 to 8/28. Staying in Playa Mar in one of Mery's units. drop me a line if anyone is going to be in town, especially if one of you wants to climb San Felipe one morning. That fort is huge, but I am going to climb that big bastard.I arrive on 8/30 or I would go with you. I want to go back and do it again. Take a camera with you, great views of the city from up there. Gets hot up there during the day so morning or maybe like 3PM would be the better times to go. Try to check out the tunnels in the place.

I also plan to visit La Popa this time and see what the view is like from there. That is one place that I have not been yet.

MJG Dogs
07-26-06, 01:43
Shark,

I will post some picture of san felipe, and if it is not too hot, i will also go to La Popa. the view looks awesome...

Tinto
09-26-06, 04:59
Will be making my first trip to Medellin in mid October for a week. If anyone is going to be there durring that time please let me know. New to this site but will make sure to submit a good detailed report upon my arrival back to the states.

Jchipper
09-29-06, 22:32
Live in Medellin. I will be gald to show you the town, Dutch of course.

Give me a shout out on this thread if you want to hook up.

Tinto
09-30-06, 08:27
Sounds good to me. Until when are you going to be in Medellin? Where are you staying? I get in in the 15th of October for 8 nights. This is my first time there and looking foward to my trip very much!

Almotu
10-02-06, 21:46
I am getting into town on Wednesday night for about two weeks (Oct 4 - 17). I will be renting a cell phone but don't know my number yet. PM me with you digits if you like. My second trip to Medellin, could hang with like minded wingman for some down & dirty fun. Contact me if interested.

Almotu

Mangera
10-02-06, 21:58
I too will be getting in on Wed. I guess Face Dos will be first on the list. What do you think? LOL

Goga Fung
10-04-06, 18:38
I'll be in Medellin (at the mansion) Oct 18-23. I'll be glad of others will join me to look for fun stuff. First time in Colombia, but i've been to many places - western/eastern europe, asia, curacao.

Talisman
10-10-06, 00:19
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if there are any direct flights to Santa Marta from USA?

T.man

Scooby1
10-10-06, 05:10
Talisman

Try here they have a layover in Bogota

http://www.avianca.com/

Knuckhead
10-10-06, 05:39
Sexplorer will be arriving October 14th at Medillin and will be staying at Mansion-II/El Castillo until the 17th. If any gorgeous, big-boobed, curvy, insatiable nymphomaniacs happen to be in town Sexplorer will be glad to get to "know" them ;). As a [not so distant] second, he also welcomes the company of any of the like-minded fellow mongers in town.

Sexplorer

Tom 33
10-10-06, 12:26
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if there are any direct flights to Santa Marta from USA?

T.man

No, there are no direct flights that I know of. Your best bet would be to fly into BAQ.

Talisman
10-10-06, 12:37
Thanks for the info guys,

Maybe someday they make the airport in Santa Marta an international airport.

T man

Goga Fung
10-10-06, 19:29
Sexplorer:>>>If any gorgeous, big-boobed, curvy, insatiable nymphomaniacs happen to be in town Sexplorer will be glad to get to "know"

Sexplorer, leave/save this kind of stuff for me too please:-) I'll be there from Oct 18th.

Two Deep
10-15-06, 03:14
Hi guys,

I could really use the services of a trustworthy English speaking taxi driver in Bogota.

Thanks,

Franko

Superboy1
10-23-06, 00:18
Can any one tell me if the immigration officials in Colombia have started asking for proof that have had a Yellow Fever inoculations,eg a vaccination certificate. I just remember reading it somewhere,i have been to Colombia 5times and have never been ask yet.

Superboy

Tom 33
10-23-06, 01:25
Can any one tell me if the immigration officials in Colombia have started asking for proof that have had a Yellow Fever inoculations,eg a vaccination certificate. I just remember reading it somewhere,i have been to Colombia 5times and have never been ask yet.

Superboy

No, they don't ask. I think that you need the proof if you want to go to Tayrona Park or Cuidad Perdida. If you haven't gotten the yellow fever vaccine, it's probably a good one to get.

Scooby1
10-23-06, 02:12
I read somewhere that you need one only if your entering Colombia from Brazil.

Mangera
10-23-06, 02:44
I remember last year before entering Colombia, that since I had been in Brasil within 30 days of trip to Colombia, it was mandatory to take the freaken shot. So I did, in Miami. I was dying to take it out ( proof of vaccination) and show anyone and everyone after taking the shot and paying a rip off fee of 75 dollars at the hospital.

Go figure, no one ever asked for it, or even brought it up as a question or comment. Not the airline, nor at the airport in Colombia. Its all b.s. Just to be on the safe side, take the vaccine, its not worth the risk of not being able to get in the country because some jack off all of a sudden deciding to enforce the regulations, so called regulations. Good luck and have fun. Laters!

Zidaho
10-31-06, 04:40
Would someone please help me? I just checked price with consolidator it was about $1,100 from Miami/Dallas to Rio. Flying RT to Cali was only $450.00. Maybe I should fly to Cali, monger a week, then book a flight from Cali to Rio for a couple weeks. Any advise on this?? Traveling between mid November to mid December.

PS Will post GOOD Rio/Medellin pics for info!!!

Caffrey
10-31-06, 06:24
I will be in MDE during nov 22 thru nov 27. I would appreciate if i can hook up with any mongers during that time because of my very limited spanish skills. Any help appreciated.

Caffrey

Zidaho
10-31-06, 16:27
The Colombia Consulate info page says need Yellow Fever vacinne if traveling from an infected area within five days to Colombia.

Zidaho
10-31-06, 19:38
The Idaho Health District said I need a Yellow Fever vaccination (cost $103.00) to travel from Colombia into Brazil.

Zidaho
11-03-06, 05:54
I recently posted some thoughts regarding my South American travel inteniary on the Rio.

Zidaho
11-06-06, 07:36
It is vastly easier to fly to Rio first (you can get a 1 way from Miami for $350.) monger for a few weeks then fly on to Bogata - - -verses - - - flying to Bogata then RIo . . . and finaly back to MIami. I am finding the number of flights from Colombia to RIo is much smaller and costly, than the other way around. I wish that would have made sense sooner. Ha, ha.

However I am not sure it makes sense to combine Colombia Rio inteniary considering it really does practically double the fare. In other words the cost of transportation for mongering RIO AND Colombia doubles the transportaion cost back to Miami.

Nevertheless if one must combine a Colombia/Brazil mongering trip due to scheduling restrictions . . . then flying out of Atlanta (via NW USA) and booking the entire travel iteniary in the USA through one agent is generally cheaper then out of Miami and piece mealing the inteniary through Sojth America (via Rio-Colombia), cheaper by about by about $600.00 (unless I am convinced otherwise when I speak Monday morning with another Brazilian/America agent).

Anyway just in case someone is interested I am discovering that booking from a NW USA point of departure to South America if done 60-90 day in advance can reduce the domestic USA fares by half . . . and probably shave 20% off the international portion.

Whatsmore, a variation if just doing a Colombian trip is . . . flying South out of Miami to Cali (RT $450) monger Medellin and Cartegena, and maybe check out some islands (Rosarios & Andres because airfare in Colombia is CHEAP) then go back a couple weeks later to Miami. Being to Colombia once before I know it is relatively easy (via Medellin) to find a compatible woman for about 10 days of traveling on some safe and beautiful beaches sailing, diving, dune buggy, etc.

Finally beyond Colombia the other seemingly practical tour is going south on the Pacific side to Lima, on to Santiago Chili, over to Argentina and then back to Miami.

So in conclusion . . . rather than trying to combine both RIo and Colombia into one 4 week trip (if time away allows) I am beggining to think it would be better to fly to Rio for 2-3 weeks. Then a few months later fly to Colombia for 2-3 weeks. There is certainly no advantage in combining them in one trip to save air fare.

Currently Kenn on the RIo board has access to a travel agency. I will be discussing with him further potential routes around South America using Rio/SP and perhaps Colombia, or, Buenos Aires as hubs. Tring to combine travel plans between the Atlantic and Pacific side of South America is tricky.

Ostevo
11-13-06, 22:41
I'm trying to fly from San Fran to Lima, then to Quito, then to Colombia. Should I just do round trip SFO-Lima, then book flights when I get there? Or try to book before I leave in early Jan?

MS Clive
11-16-06, 08:32
Folks,

I am planning a trip to the promised land of Medellin last week of Dec through early Jan from Chicago, USA. Anyone happen to travel from USA to Medellin during the same period?

I plan on going directly and only to Colombia.

Giggity
11-28-06, 11:48
Caught this little exchange in the Bogota thread... I'm shocked and appalled.



Gotta fly from UK to Colombia this time.

Anyone know any good (=cheap) routes from UK to Bog now there's no direct flights.

Rather avoid the US if I can. Any good routes via Europe or Central America?
Hey, maybe a little late. Next time fly to Dubai and then to Caracas to Bogota. A little longer than flying to Miami but cheaper with Air France I believe. Best of luck. I fly from Frankfurt or CDG to bogota about 4-5 times a year.
UK to Colombia via UAE? That's a terribly uneconomical idea, in terms of both money and time wasted. That's like taking a train from London to Edinburgh, but with a stop in Paris. No point whatsoever unless you actually have some specific reason to be there.

Go through Madrid or Barcelona, both extraordinarily easy to reach from London. Air Madrid, Iberia, Air Plus Comet and Avianca all have flights from Spain to Bogota. There are likely more, but I don't really feel like looking that deep right now.

A hasty search on Expedia yields a few one-way tickets for about 500 Pounds. The cheap flights aren't every day, so you'd have to check with the airlines to see which days of the week they fly into and out of Colombia to/from Europe. I'm sure that if you did a little digging you could find an even better deal. The savings yielded compared to flying via Dubai (?!) would pay for every other aspect of the trip.

AddictedToWomen
11-28-06, 17:59
Caught this little exchange in the Bogota thread... I'm shocked and appalled.

UK to Colombia via UAE? That's a terribly uneconomical idea, in terms of both money and time wasted. That's like taking a train from London to Edinburgh, but with a stop in Paris. No point whatsoever unless you actually have some specific reason to be there.

Go through Madrid or Barcelona, both extraordinarily easy to reach from London. Air Madrid, Iberia, Air Plus Comet and Avianca all have flights from Spain to Bogota. There are likely more, but I don't really feel like looking that deep right now.

A hasty search on Expedia yields a few one-way tickets for about 500 Pounds. The cheap flights aren't every day, so you'd have to check with the airlines to see which days of the week they fly into and out of Colombia to/from Europe. I'm sure that if you did a little digging you could find an even better deal. The savings yielded compared to flying via Dubai (?!) would pay for every other aspect of the trip.


Reminds me of a story I heard whilst buying a rail ticket last year: the guy said this lady had turned up rather confused wanting a ticket from Peterborough, or thereabouts to somewhere in Kent, but without having to change in London. She'd run up the helpline, which of course was a call centre somewhere in India, and they had proposed a route that did, strangely enough, involve Edinburgh...

Back to the subject. I too am dubious about via UAE, but its worth checking out next time. This time I wasn't able to find anything cheaper than via the US. AF (via CDG) was next, then AC (via Toronto). Via MAD or BCN was a lot more, so I passed.

TSA, here I come. Wonder what you'll break this time?

Giggity
11-29-06, 00:59
Reminds me of a story I heard whilst buying a rail ticket last year: the guy said this lady had turned up rather confused wanting a ticket from Peterborough, or thereabouts to somewhere in Kent, but without having to change in London. She'd run up the helpline, which of course was a call centre somewhere in India, and they had proposed a route that did, strangely enough, involve Edinburgh...

Back to the subject. I too am dubious about via UAE, but its worth checking out next time. This time I wasn't able to find anything cheaper than via the US. AF (via CDG) was next, then AC (via Toronto). Via MAD or BCN was a lot more, so I passed.

TSA, here I come. Wonder what you'll break this time?Okay, I get it... you were looking for something that actually cost less money than traveling via the USA. Yes, you will pay less in cash terms when you transit through New York, Atlanta, or Miami. But you will spend more total time in the air, and like you said, you'll have to deal with the hassle of a Coalition airport... and isn't Heathrow enough? Transiting through Madrid might cost a couple hundred pounds extra (I found one round trip flight leaving Friday and returning Sunday, just as a worst-case last-minute scenario for about £950), but you'll avoid a lot of hassle. Keep in mind that some of the cheapest routes through the USA will force you to transit through two hubs... not my cup o' tea. The ones that send you through only one USA hub cost almost exactly the same amount as those through Spain.

The only reason I can think of going through the USA from London to Bogota is if you'd prefer an English-speaking airline. The cheap ones from Spain to Colombia are naturally Spanish-speaking.

PM me if you'd like to know my sources. All I did was consult a few airline websites. I'd hate to see people transit through the USA if they don't have to. It just makes them arrive at their destination in that much worse of a mood!

AddictedToWomen
11-29-06, 10:25
I'd *much* rather go via MAD on a Spanish-speaking carrier. Or CDG on AF. But CO were offering LGW/IAH/BOG/EWR/LGW for £640, which is so much less I unfortunately couldn't justify declining a date with the TSA.

And yes, I know that they, and CO's customer-hating service personel (these are, after all, the guys who had me open my suitcases at a busy, backed-up check in to transfer 2lbs of clothing from one case to another so both came in under 50lbs) will have me spitting blood by the time I hit BOG, but isn't that why God invented p4p and alcohol?

Come on you non-US carriers -- get your act together.

Giggity
11-29-06, 11:41
Hehe. So you'll let yourself be molested for a few extra minutes in order to save a couple hundred pounds. The hourly rate for that, I suppose, comes out to hundreds of pounds per hour. So at least you know how much you can get away with selling your body for in the USA! It's best to charge the market rate, or else the TSA will think you're a ****... and isn't it bad enough that they already think you're a terrorist?

As for getting into and out of the country with less face-to-face trouble... perhaps you could ship your clothes to and from Colombia? Or maybe go to Colombia with nothing but the clothes on your back, buying clothes in Colombia, and shipping them back home? I have no idea how much freight rates are in that situation, but it might be worth checking into.

Perhaps I need to lay off this subject for a bit... I'm putting way too much effort into dodging the rubber glove squad.

Oh, and I hadn't thought that AF would go from CDG to BOG. It's actually shorter, too. Good call!

Sun Devil
11-30-06, 18:16
How is Barranquilla during Carnival? A paisa who I have I kept in contact with insists that I visit her in Cartagena during the middle of February for the sole purpose of visiting Barranquilla and experiencing Carnival? It seems all the hotel rooms of the major hotels are already booked.

MS Clive
01-29-07, 09:38
Folks and chicas from Medellin,

Here I come from Chicago.I will be travelling from Mar 18th to 23. Any folks traveling from Chicago too?

Dos Lunas
01-31-07, 08:26
Planning a trip to Colombia during the summer flying out of LAX. Is anyone thinking of going to MDE, Cartagena, or Cali? Lets compare notes and places to visit and possibly travel as a group.

Tolliscd
02-16-07, 06:03
Was thinking of going to Colombia in July or June. I would like to have a group of us go. I also will be flying out of LAX. im 28/m


Planning a trip to Colombia during the summer flying out of LAX. Is anyone thinking of going to MDE, Cartagena, or Cali? Lets compare notes and places to visit and possibly travel as a group.

VatosLocos
02-18-07, 22:53
Anyone in Cali during 21 Feb - 13 March?

Lets meet up for beers, stories and good times!

Vatoslocos

Geo Daddy
02-19-07, 16:02
Two weeks to burn. As a one time Philippines, Indon traveler, I'm trying to decide. Columbia or the Ukraine? Plus for the Ukraine, I have contacts and the girls are bit closer to my Eastern European upbringing (Hungarian) - on the other hand - I've been to Cuba, dance salsa and find the whole Latin American thing a bit more "hot" than my cold ancestory.

Slugfest
03-09-07, 05:40
Hey guys,

I'm leaving for Colombia tomorrow (March 9), but will be spending most of my time with cybercupido chicas. The one exception will be Friday night in Bogota. That's the 16th. I'll be at the Suites Real 85. If anyone wants to hang out that night, PM me. I'm in my mid-30s and speak decent Spanish.

Scrub Jay
03-09-07, 19:23
AA just posted a Latin America Sale- first glance looked like 10% - 20% lower travel costs. You will need to purchase by March 19 and travel by June 12.

Ccu2401
03-13-07, 07:26
Took advantage of the American airfare sell - arriving Jun8th for 4 nights. I'm a noob - not sure where I'm going to stay yet - haven't made room reservations yet. I like the freedom aspect that the Mansion and VIP offers but the all-inclusive aspect of Medellin Adventures is intriguing as well.

Many posts for the Mansion and VIP but has anyone out there used Medellin Adventures? Good. Bad?

Hasta Pronto.

Incaroca
03-31-07, 23:13
I'm planning a short trip to Colombia, from 22 april to 11 May. I will visit caribbean coast and also Medellin. I'm from Spain, so I wont have any language problems....anybody wants to joint it for fun?? ;) I'm looking for non pro fun, but also I will taste some pros

Thespy
04-01-07, 05:53
I will be heading to Popayan next weekend to check out the easter parade, from what I hear its a big deal, some local girls will be showing us around.

Suerte!

Hunter
04-03-07, 15:41
Aero Republica Begins Service to Panama From Cartagena, Colombia

Monday April 2, 2007

Passengers will be able to connect with 36 destinations and 21 countries through Copa Airlines Hub of the Americas in Panama City

BOGOTA, Colombia, and PANAMA CITY, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aero Republica, subsidiary of Copa Holdings S.A. (NYSE: CPA - News), began service from Cartagena, Colombia, to Panama City, Panama, on March 31. This new route is being operated with one of Aero Republica's brand new EMBRAER-190 aircraft with a 106 all-leather seat, single-class configuration.

Aero Republica's flight schedule is the following:

Route Weekly Flights Departure Arrival
Cartagena - Panama 3 8:00 a.m. 9:10 a.m.
Panama - Cartagena 3 8:10 p.m. 9:20 p.m.

"This new route will provide passengers from North, South and Central America, and the Caribbean more access to this attractive destination through efficient connections through Copa Airlines' Hub of the Americas in Panama City," mentioned Roberto Junguito, President, Aero Republica.

Aero Republica now provides international service from four important cities in Colombia into Copa Airlines' Hub of the Americas in Panama City. The alliance between Aero Republica and Copa Airlines enables intra-regional connectivity for Colombian passengers, who will be able to benefit from code- share agreements between both airlines and connect through Panama with the most important destinations in the region.

Aero Republica, Colombia's second-largest domestic carrier, provides service to 12 cities in Colombia, as well as international connectivity with Copa Airlines' Hub of the Americas from the Colombian cities of Bogota, Cali and Medellin. Copa Holdings, through its Copa Airlines and Aero Republica operating subsidiaries, is a leading Latin American provider of passenger and cargo service.

UrbanWildlife
04-09-07, 07:43
Does anyone know how far the city of Tierra Caliente is from Bogota?. I have tried searching for it on yahoo and msn but to no avail. I know it has to do with the hot lands but where the actual city Tierra Caliente itself lies I cannot find. I have a chica that wants to take me there next weekend. Is it a safe place to go check out?. What is the temperture there during the day and in the evenings?.

Viejo Santos
04-09-07, 20:06
Hey Urban,

I think this is it http://www.cotelco.org/viviryviajar/mundo.htm

Duster Egon
04-09-07, 21:41
Tierra Caliente means Hot Land. Its the name for a place with a summer-like temperature. Bogotá is usually cold, so any place with warmer temperature is Tierra Caliente for the people living there. Try Melgar in your search.

UrbanWildlife
04-10-07, 02:19
Hey Urban,

I think this is it http://www.cotelco.org/viviryviajar/mundo.htm

That is the place I am looking for. My friend told me there is a good discotec there by the name of La Roca. Anyone ever been to this city and the disco?. What else is there?. What about the safety issue?

StevesnAnimal
04-10-07, 05:08
Hey What up like minded gentlemen. And I use that term loosely! I will be flying out to Medellin this Friday "the 13th" Have never been, and I am going down there by myself. A bit crazy maybe, but I sure many horny guys have done this before. I will probably hitting the strip clubs, casinos, etc. I usually have no trouble making friends, especially with the ladies, but I guess if anyone is going to be down there at the same time, I would be happy to meet up for drinks if anyone is going out. One thing I can promise. I WILL post some pics that will be amazing. Actually here is a small taste, a video is worth a thousand pics I would say. I see youtube blocked my video but I will upload it again. Lets see if this works.

From a CRAZY time in Buenos Airesm, where I have been many times http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiXCBUE9PX0

StevesnAnimal- signing off ;)

Reclusedx
04-13-07, 03:36
Hey guys I'm planning a trip to Medellin sometime between the 3rd of july and the 21st. I'd be flying from Miami. I'm 23 from Miami, speak fluent english and spanish. If anybody is going during that time or interested then maybe we can go out as a group.

Later

Reclusedx
04-13-07, 04:05
Was thinking of going to Colombia in July or June. I would like to have a group of us go. I also will be flying out of LAX. im 28/mI also thinking about doing Colombia in July, i'd be flying out of MIA though but I'm definately down to do a group thing. 23/m fluent spanish/english

Durango
04-13-07, 07:39
Spent hours reading this forum and looking at pics. I've talked to dozens on cupid sites. Don't want to waste time playing boyfriend and end up with nothing. Wanna know if you're gonna be in Medellin in May or late April. I've got ton of FF miles and wanna stay at an apartment for a week or so. Not sure about VIP or MM. Give opinion. I've Mongered in Mexico all over and I'm 90% Spanish spoken with no gringo accent. 10 years in Construction in Texas will perfect anyone's Spanish. Got several numbers of contacts but wanna get them straight to the point and if not. PAZ see---ya! NNNNNNEXT.

Let me know. Whould definitely treat you to some good Colombiana PSSY.

Lets get a group to MONGER Medellin IN MAYO.

I'm in Dallas and 34. Any experienced mongers will get a free treat on my behalf if I find the dream GFE. Also want to look for semi-pro or non-pros on certain days and hours.

Hang Low 69
04-13-07, 16:19
To anyone who wants to plan a group trip, like the guy for TEXAS. Drop me an email at [Email address deleted by Admin]

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ButtLover
04-23-07, 19:43
Hello !

I am coming to Medellin 13 july for one week, anyone intrested to try groupmongering ? 2-3 men and chica !


BL

TummySangs
04-24-07, 21:33
Anyone going on these dates? Esp if someone can habla mucho espanyol.

Durango
05-01-07, 09:03
I also thinking about doing Colombia in July, i'd be flying out of MIA though but I'm definately down to do a group thing. 23/m fluent spanish/englishHey guys lets make a definate date and city to plan a BOYS Gone WILD videos. I'm down to be the photographer and participate in the action of course. Something to spice up these solo voyages we read about. How many pics do we see with 5 or 6 chicas ALL with dick in their mouths having a which "ho" can make their stud finish first. I'm down and looking for some guys that have "NO SHAME IN THEIR GAME". No old potbelly grandpas please. Might slow us down. Would like to do the 4th of July since everything back here at home will be dead. Got $$$$$ no prob and ready to find alot of P4P and non-pros.

I'll be riding solo to Santa Marta 10th. 17th of May to stick a good one that strips for me on web-cam that wants to sing to the mic very bad and another one in Pereira that is begging for some GRINGO CHORIZO. Guys you've got to try the dating sites like www.colombiancupid.com and www.cybercupido.com. You WILL find tons of non-pros begging for GRINGO CHORIZO. Tell them whatever. Ya ya ya ya whatever. Get there and its pantys down FIRST night. Talk dirty to them after a few chats and they LOVE IT. Most have webcams and will do whatever you ask them. MAGIC WORDS ""Somos novios"". Try it and you'll see.

Don't forget got to get at least 3-5 guys ready to Monger ISG Pro-stlye. Lets post a date and where to stay and get contact info to make it happen. We got 2 months to get our shit together. I'm down and ready to go for the gusto. I speak super fluent spanish but my colombianas tell me I sound Mexican. I learned Spanish from Mexicans. What else do you expect. DUUUUUHHHHHH. By the way some of these hotties aren't all quite that brite so be prepared. But they are GREAT sex machines. No common sense needed there. Only skills

Davidb3069
05-01-07, 21:16
Arriving in Cartagena on the 4th of May (this Friday). Will be there for a week, then off to Quito, Ecuador then back to Colombia on the 19th for the summer. If anyone is going to be in Cartagena, drop me a note.

David B.

RobertInRio
05-02-07, 03:15
Going to be in Cartagena this weekend. First time, any tips? The site has prepared me but a seasoned pro always makes the first trip more fun.

Midwest
05-02-07, 17:51
The 1st. Night I'll be staying at El Castillo, then switching over to Mansion. I speak spanish fuently but a newby to Medellin.

If anybody is going to be around, let me know. We'll do shots.

Rainman3
05-03-07, 01:30
I will be arriving in Mde on 5/26. Will bre at the MM 29th - 6th. Im also a newbie to Colombia. Would loke to make the rounds w/ some of the other MM and EC guests.

Rainman3

Davidb3069
05-03-07, 01:39
Going to be in Cartagena this weekend. First time, any tips? The site has prepared me but a seasoned pro always makes the first trip more fun.I arrive Friday on the 3:45 flight (Avianca). If you make it to Laguito, go to Mikes Cafe and you will find plenty of help there. It's next to Edificio Tocahagua. Two blocks from LDV going towards the Hilton.

If you send me a PM, I will give you my email if you want to catch up. I will show you around some.

David B.

Hunter
05-16-07, 12:47
American Airlines said Tuesday that it is increasing its service between Miami and Colombia, beginning Dec. 13, when it adds 14 round-trip flights per week.

The additions include one daily flight from Miami to Barranquilla, and three more weekly flights to Medellin. The new flights will operate on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

American will also add four roundtrips a week to its Miami-Bogota service: on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday southbound and Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Monday northbound.

http://www.miamiherald.com/416/story/107690.html

Nick
05-17-07, 06:49
Will Be In Cartagena Around June The 14th.the G/f Has Booked Us And Her Children In The Hotel Decameron. She Wanted The Al Inclusive Package With The Food Included With The Rooms.any Information In The Hotel Decameron Will Be Appreciated. How Close Is It To The Old City.

Tom 33
05-17-07, 10:04
Will Be In Cartagena Around June The 14th.the G/f Has Booked Us And Her Children In The Hotel Decameron. She Wanted The Al Inclusive Package With The Food Included With The Rooms.any Information In The Hotel Decameron Will Be Appreciated. How Close Is It To The Old City.
It's only a few blocks (maybe 6 or 8) to the old city. You could walk it.

With a novia and kids, that's a good choice. The place is not chica-friendly however. It's the only place I have ever seen that gives free cigarettes with the all-inclusive. The air conditioning works too well and can't be controlled in your room.

Durango
05-21-07, 08:44
The 1st. Night I'll be staying at El Castillo, then switching over to Mansion. I speak spanish fuently but a newby to Medellin.

If anybody is going to be around, let me know. We'll do shots.I get into Medellin on Friday night 9:00pm / Leaving on Tuesday 29 @ 4:45pmI've got several non-pros lined up.(more than I'll be able to handle) I'll be staying at an apartment if anyone wants to go in on three bedroom penthouse in Poblano.

http://www.theapartmentmedellin.com/Apartment1908.html

The price structure for this apartment for 2007 is:

$75 per day, for one person, or a weekly rate of $500

$90 per day, for two people sharing ($45 per person) or a weekly rate of $600

$110 per day, for three or more people sharing
(That's less than $37 per person!) or a weekly rate of $750

Let me know so we can help save each other some $$$$$$. Rather spend it on the chicas. Looks like two young guys are operating these apartments and I doubt problems on the chicas going up to the apartments. If anyone has stayed at these apartments and got info, good or bad let me know

Thanks,

DDH

Rodeo9112
05-25-07, 01:12
Hey everybody,

Just lookin to see if any fellow mongers will be in Bogota and would like to hang out one or two nights.

Also, looking to see if anyone has any personal recommendations (and phone numbers) of girls I should see. Photos would be great!

Thanks,

Rodeo

UrbanWildlife
05-25-07, 03:28
Urbanwildlife will be taking on the wildlife of Cartagena from June 28th through July 9th If anyone is interested in having a wild time get in touch. I have a friend flying in at the same time as well.

Hanumarn
05-31-07, 07:40
Planning a trip from 6/8 to 6/11. Is it better to go to Cali or Bogota?

Kukulkan
06-02-07, 11:19
Hey everybody,

Just lookin to see if any fellow mongers will be in Bogota and would like to hang out one or two nights.

Also, looking to see if anyone has any personal recommendations (and phone numbers) of girls I should see. Photos would be great!

Thanks,

RodeoI'm here in Bogota, for the next 2 nites.

Next stop Cali.

Kukulkan

Bingooo
06-02-07, 21:03
Stayng at VIP nr 1 from 5/8 to 19/8. Are there someone else in Medellin that time?

I'm new to Medellin.

Ccu2401
06-03-07, 05:30
Stayng at VIP nr 1 from 5/8 to 19/8. Are there someone else in Medellin that time?

I'm new to Medellin.I'll be at VIP from 6/8 to 6/12. I'm also new to Medellin. See you then. I got the impression from talking with Albert that it's going to be a busy weekend. Guess we'll see.

Bingooo
06-10-07, 23:55
I'll be at VIP from 6/8 to 6/12. I'm also new to Medellin. See you then. I got the impression from talking with Albert that it's going to be a busy weekend. Guess we'll see.Did you see my pm to you?

Durango
06-18-07, 07:35
Stayng at VIP nr 1 from 5/8 to 19/8. Are there someone else in Medellin that time?

I'm new to Medellin.Is your dates en espanol o en ingles?

5/8 = Aug 8 5/8 = May 8

19/8 = Aug 19 19/8 = *$%^&(

My plans are from Aug 2 - Aug 14.

This will be my second visit. Just came back June 4 and cant wait to go back. I just got back from Mexico and DAMMMM they were ugly now I went to Colombia. I love my Colombianas and not the FAT ASS Mexicanas showing their guts.

Durango

AddictedToWomen
06-19-07, 09:59
Is your dates en espanol o en ingles?

5/8 = Aug 8 5/8 = May 8

19/8 = Aug 19 19/8 = *$%^&(

My plans are from Aug 2 - Aug 14.

This will be my second visit. Just came back June 4 and cant wait to go back. I just got back from Mexico and DAMMMM they were ugly now I went to Colombia. I love my Colombianas and not the FAT ASS Mexicanas showing their guts.

Durango

Well given there isn't a 19th month I reckon that that one is mm/dd but the other is dd/mm.

That would make sense wouldn't it?

(By the way the españoles and the ingles both use dd/mm. Its only us gringos who have it arse over face).

Almotu
06-20-07, 02:36
Just wanted to invite any ISG'ers who might be in town to get in touch and maybe hang out and go hit some new spots.

Respectfully, Almotu

Bimin
06-20-07, 04:09
Anyone around as of Friday?

Kukulkan
06-20-07, 05:53
Anyone around as of Friday?Try to locate scooby, he may help you, i is in Medellin now.

He has a 3 room house.

Kukulkan

Scooby1
06-20-07, 15:35
I purchased a ticket from LAX (Los Angeles) to MDE (Medellin) from Orbitz on Delta for 507.00usd rt for everything, from Orbitz on Sunday. Delta was having a big sale over the weekend soI grabbed it while it was cheap.

Optic Guard
06-22-07, 16:19
Try travel worm $ 407 R/T

Guilem G
06-23-07, 02:39
I will be there Almotu!


Just wanted to invite any ISG'ers who might be in town to get in touch and maybe hang out and go hit some new spots.

Respectfully, Almotu

Almotu
06-23-07, 07:28
If you want to get in touch, you can PM me once you have that function activated in your membership.

I will be staying at VIP-2. or Skype me . . . topfotog is my handle.

Chicochulo
06-23-07, 09:25
As I read the reports and requests from members, I start to feel like there's something missing. Maybe it's the fact, I am reading the messages and not directly involved with the action. I have been a hedonist in many latin american countries. I've studied spanish with one goal in mind. (I shouldn't have to explain the obvious) I've resourced the data to the max. Yet, something is missing from the experience.
I'm starting to think it's the risk factor. The idea of plucking a fresh flower from the garden of some third world gogo bar has its charm but that's what the casual - no risk monger wants to do. What about some 'On the Edge action!' One has to admit, Colombia has some potentially dangerous but attactive elements that do tweek the senses. Even though it's dangerous (life threatening in fact) how many have you are intrigued with the idea of mongering the small villages and rurals towns? Risking a trip into the complete unknown. It might seem insane but a part of me, fatalistic or not, wants to explore the forbidden zone, just because it would be the journey of a life time. More dangerous than climbing Mount Everest but survivable with the right guides and luck. Is there anyone that has stepped out of their comfort zone and really challenges the fringes? I realize the foolishness of my imaginary safari but, I give it validity because it's an outside possibility.

CC

Bingooo
07-26-07, 20:53
So now 5 august start to get closer I’m Levin Sweden the 5 august arrive Medellin 10.30 night same day. Is someone that are there the same time and like to get some beers and go out and get some girls pleas ad pm me. I stay at Hotel Vip.

I'm from Sweden and im 34

I'm staying to the 19 August.

PapaMac
07-30-07, 04:49
I'll be in Medellin 17-26 of August. I am familiar with the city and will be staying at popular hotels.

I have been to a lot of the hot places in the city, but am looking to go to all of them, on this, the fourth trip.

If anyone wants to meet up for a cervesa or something, let me know by pm.

Cheers

Salsero Loco
07-30-07, 20:36
Gonna be around Cartagena/Baranquilla from July 30th -- August 4th or 5th if anyone wants to hang let me know.

Optic Guard
08-04-07, 02:20
I will be in Colombia October 15-25th and I am looking for someone the go and monger with I am a bit on the kinky side but I am straight but Love to to watch
maybe a little Non pro Action would be nice if we could get lucky but I like a lttle older girls they are a lot easier to get from my travels in Mex. I speak spanish and that will hepl so if you are looking for some fun let me know I have beean to Thailand, Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras, so this will be virgen territory for me.

Tom

TheKnife
08-04-07, 10:30
LAX - MDE is showing at $368USD+ on AA

Just in case you are interested.

Jergens007
08-08-07, 08:16
Hello Gents!

27 year old guy from Los Angeles, CA.

I will be in Colombia Sept1st-10th.

1st-2nd in Bogota
3rd-7th at Medellin
8th-10th in Bogota!

If you are going around this time.

You are more than welcome to PM me!

Cheers!

Kukulkan
08-13-07, 09:26
For those Colombian Players, who like to travel in Colombia, and have a One pass Account By Continental, Copa , and aerorepublica

www.aerorepublica.com have a special. going on for 5,000 miles you fly any were in colombia, Leticia and san Andres, you can do those two city for 8,000 miles and TAX.

TAX is like $12.00 dollars they alow a open jaw, you can live Cali and arrive Barranquilla and depart Cartagena and arrive cali.

My Two cents.

Kukulkan

Kukulkan
08-13-07, 18:01
For those Colombian Players, who like to travel in Colombia, and have a One pass Account By Continental, Copa , and aerorepublica.

www.aerorepublica.com have a special. going on
for 5,000 miles you fly any were in colombia, Leticia and san Andres, you can do those two city for 8,000 miles and TAX.

TAX is like $12.00 dollars they alow a open jaw, you can live Cali and arrive Barranquilla and depart Cartagena and arrive cali

My Two cents.

Kukulkan

Catalonian
08-13-07, 20:24
I plan to visit Colombia, and wish to know which cities have the hottest and easiest chicks to hunt.

Thanks!

Kukulkan
08-13-07, 20:44
I plan to visit Colombia, and wish to know which cities have the hottest and easiest chicks to hunt.

Thanks!All over Colombia Bro.

Just have

1. Money

2. Spanish

Fineass John
08-19-07, 18:50
I will be in Barranquilla from August 29 through September 3. If you are around in that time period, drop me a line.

Mr Enternational
08-23-07, 16:37
I will arrive in Bogota tonight and Barranquilla tomorrow morning.

Acuerpado
08-23-07, 19:55
I'll be in Cali from Sept. 1-3 and Medellín from Sept. 5-8. Reports will follow soon thereafter.

Jergens007
08-24-07, 08:05
I'll be in Cali from Sept. 1-3 and Medellín from Sept. 5-8. Reports will follow soon thereafter.Cool! Where you staying at Medellin?

Later.

Justbob
08-25-07, 01:33
i'm planning to visit medellin for 4 weeks in november. 2 of these weeks will be vacation, the other two i will work (all i need is high speed internet access). i was wondering if, for that length of time, i'd be better off renting an appartment rather than staying at a place like the mansion where the "activity" might be fun during vacation time, but a hindrance when i have to work during the day. plus there's the being confined in a "room" vs an entire appartment kindda thing...

i'm a relaxed, easy-going guy but i like to do my own thing versus being around folks who party 24 hrs a day. :)

has anyone done both (renting and appartment vs mansion) and what are your thoughts on the pros/cons?

thanks,

justbob

Kukulkan
08-25-07, 03:56
I will be in Cali Sep.13 for 4 days them to Pereira, Barranquilla ,Cartagena

Report soon

Kukulkan

Justbob
08-25-07, 03:59
hi,

i plan to be in medellin for 4 weeks in november. two of these weeks will be vacation and the other two, i will work (all i need is high speed internet access). i was wondering if, for that length of time, i'd be better off renting an apt than going to a place like the mansion where, the atmosphere might be fun during vacation time, but not that great (if there's partying going on 24 hrs/day, plus being confined in a room, etc...) for working.

anyone try the apt vs mansion type place can chip in as to the pros and cons?

thanks,

justbob

Tom 33
08-25-07, 13:37
hi,

i plan to be in medellin for 4 weeks in november. two of these weeks will be vacation and the other two, i will work (all i need is high speed internet access). i was wondering if, for that length of time, i'd be better off renting an apt than going to a place like the mansion where, the atmosphere might be fun during vacation time, but not that great (if there's partying going on 24 hrs/day, plus being confined in a room, etc...) for working.

anyone try the apt vs mansion type place can chip in as to the pros and cons?

thanks,

justbob
forget the apartment. there just aren't many avaiiable for short term.

Sun Devil
08-25-07, 15:26
like the Mansion where, the atmosphere might be fun during vacation time, but not that great (if there's partying going on 24 hrs/day, plus being confined in a room, etc...) for working.


Don't worry about the Mansion having a 24 hour/day party atmosphere. It's pretty quiet from 11 pm to 8 am. Most of the guys are respectful of each other's sleeping habit.

I have met a few guys who have brought work there, and not one had complained that it was too raucous to have any of it done. However, seeing chicks in the living room or by the pool might be a detriment to one's work habit.

Kdogg21
08-25-07, 20:55
hi,

i plan to be in medellin for 4 weeks in november. two of these weeks will be vacation and the other two, i will work (all i need is high speed internet access). i was wondering if, for that length of time, i'd be better off renting an apt than going to a place like the mansion where, the atmosphere might be fun during vacation time, but not that great (if there's partying going on 24 hrs/day, plus being confined in a room, etc...) for working.

anyone try the apt vs mansion type place can chip in as to the pros and cons?

thanks,

justbob

don't know about the mansion, but it is fairly quiet at el castillo, just up the hill.

Justbob
08-25-07, 21:40
Actually, just by browsing on the web, I found a number of apt with monthly rates that more or less mirror those offered at the Mansion. So it doesn't look like finding an apt would be such a difficult task.

If El castillo is quieter, would there be easy access, within walking distance, to restaurants if I wanted to go out for a quick lunch?

I'm still debating the apt vs Mansion/El Castillo conundrum. Even though I'm relaxed, easy-going and not anti-social by any means, I tend to like to do my own thing which is one of the main reasons I'm considering the apt option. And since I speak spanish (a bit rusty, but should come back quickly after a couple of days) I don't think I'd have any problem functionning in a more "isolated" setting. The downside to that of course, since I'll be new to the city, is that I won't be able to benefit from the tips and advice of those who know the scene well.

One more question. I assume that all those paisa hotties are pretty young (18-22). My personal preference however, goes towards slightly older (25-30) women. Does that diminish one's potential choices and "hunting grounds", or it this a non factor?

Thank you for your responses.

Tom 33
08-26-07, 13:05
Actually, just by browsing on the web, I found a number of apt with monthly rates that more or less mirror those offered at the Mansion. So it doesn't look like finding an apt would be such a difficult task.
Finding something on the web is not hard. Finding something habitable, well-located, furnished, and reasonably priced is hard.

Good luck.

Jet69
08-29-07, 20:30
First timer going to Medellin and looking for advice.

First, looking for a wingman that would explore the area with and keep each other safe. NOT looking for a permanent partner. Such someone to brave the unknown together for a few nights/afternoons. Hot chicks is my main goal, but I want to be safe.

I am sociable, not a huge party type but like a few beers to check out the goods.

I am learning some basic spanish. Not sure if it will be any help.

Looking to stay at the Mansion or El Castillo for 5-6 nights. Not sure which is a better fit for me?

Anyone have any experience of how far in advance a room should be booked at either place? Is March a busy month?

JET

Chtng
08-30-07, 01:21
If I got money and time, I can show you some massage casas in El centro and go have some fun. I live in Medellín.

Winner71
08-30-07, 01:49
March 14-23 Medellin will be dead, especially after the 18th or 19th throough the 23rd... that's easter week. Everyone goes to the beach for Semana Santa. My sense is nightlife will also be pretty lame the weekend of the 7th, 14th, and 28th as Colombians save up their cash for these vacations and of course the weekend after, most will be broke.

If you are planning on those dates, you are better off going to Cartagena if you want nightlife. If you're set on Medellin... choose another month. That's my 2 cents.


First timer going to Medellin and looking for advice.

First, looking for a wingman that would explore the area with and keep each other safe. NOT looking for a permanent partner. Such someone to brave the unknown together for a few nights/afternoons. Hot chicks is my main goal, but I want to be safe.

I am sociable, not a huge party type but like a few beers to check out the goods.

I am learning some basic spanish. Not sure if it will be any help.

Looking to stay at the Mansion or El Castillo for 5-6 nights. Not sure which is a better fit for me?

Anyone have any experience of how far in advance a room should be booked at either place? Is March a busy month?

JET

Kdogg21
08-30-07, 02:22
First timer going to Medellin and looking for advice.

First, looking for a wingman that would explore the area with and keep each other safe. NOT looking for a permanent partner. Such someone to brave the unknown together for a few nights/afternoons. Hot chicks is my main goal, but I want to be safe.

I am sociable, not a huge party type but like a few beers to check out the goods.

I am learning some basic spanish. Not sure if it will be any help.

Looking to stay at the Mansion or El Castillo for 5-6 nights. Not sure which is a better fit for me?

Anyone have any experience of how far in advance a room should be booked at either place? Is March a busy month?

JET

I was in Cali in Semana Santa and the city was shut down, I went to Medellin on EAster Sunday and it was a little slow too.

Tom 33
08-30-07, 03:33
Every Sunday in MDE is dead. After around 7:00 pm on Sun., you could shoot a cannon down the Avenida Junin pedestrian mall in Centro.

Not everyone goes to the beach for Semana Santa. Many Paisas living elsewhere come home. The Thurs. and Fri. before Easter are national holidays. Many Paisas who stay in town hit their fincas for the long weekend. But you won't be fucking them anyway.

You should be able to find some goodies over Semana Santa. But you might be better served to avoid this time.

Jet69
08-30-07, 13:43
Thanks for all the reply's. I will look for another month to go. I am pretty flexible for months, but am looking at Feb, April or May now.

Any suggestions?

Chig,

I will keep you in mind. I perhaps would be willing to "chip in" for SOME of your fun if you want to help a gringo out. Heck, if you can save ME some $$$ then I can pass it on to you.

Jet

QUOTE=Winner71]March 14-23 Medellin will be dead, especially after the 18th or 19th throough the 23rd... that's easter week. Everyone goes to the beach for Semana Santa. My sense is nightlife will also be pretty lame the weekend of the 7th, 14th, and 28th as Colombians save up their cash for these vacations and of course the weekend after, most will be broke.

If you are planning on those dates, you are better off going to Cartagena if you want nightlife. If you're set on Medellin... choose another month. That's my 2 cents.[/QUOTE]

Svgetan
08-31-07, 16:56
I will be in Barranquilla October 4 - October 13, 2007. Looking to see if there will be any Vets there to show me the ropes and be a wingman? I'm stayin at Puerta del Sol, speak 'Survival Spanish'. Would be lookin for late night early mornin action as I will have a local GFE during the day, about 1 pm - 11 pm.

Good face man here - a young 42, 6', 195 lean/muscular...should help pull in some action.

Willing to help pay for the Vets action.

Gracias Amigo Vets!

Meat Loaf
09-02-07, 13:54
Can someone help me: What are some good hotels of various prices ($25 - $100) in Cali close to the action?

Jelly Donut
09-05-07, 16:12
I've been pricing out flights to Colombia and looking at the possibility of flying through Panama City Tocumen International (PTY) and getting a flight with Copa Airlines from there into Colombia.

I'm wondering what the turn-around time is like in PTY. In other words, how much time should I budget between when my US to Panama flight arrives & when my Panama to Colombia flight departs? Customs issues? Delays?

I'm also wondering about the reverse.

I've never flown Copa.

I've never visited Panama City. I'll check out the Panama page for details on this, but I suspect the mongering is better in Colombia and I don't want to linger there - even for a day, I only have a few days to kill.

thanks!

Regulr Travlr
09-05-07, 19:36
I've been pricing out flights to Colombia and looking at the possibility of flying through Panama City Tocumen International (PTY) and getting a flight with Copa Airlines from there into Colombia.

I'm wondering what the turn-around time is like in PTY. In other words, how much time should I budget between when my US to Panama flight arrives & when my Panama to Colombia flight departs? Customs issues? Delays?

I'm also wondering about the reverse.

I've never flown Copa.

I've never visited Panama City. I'll check out the Panama page for details on this, but I suspect the mongering is better in Colombia and I don't want to linger there - even for a day, I only have a few days to kill.

thanks!


I fly thru Panama all the time for my trips to Colombia. However I plan a night there each way because I have been there a lot and have regulars. Worth checking out some time, but you are right. Colombia in general is better.

The airport itself is not that big considering it is a major hub for Cental and South America. You can easily make quite close connections. I have friends who do this trip from the west coast and have never heard of any problems. You will be surprised how close they book these. Most would probably not be "legal" connections in the U.S. I think they focus on moving the connecting bags first as well. Waiting for my bags in PTY takes forever.

There are no customs issues. You just walk from your gate to the connecting gate. You will clear customs in Colombia. It is basicallly one long terminal with a round gate area at each end. Plenty of duty free shopping in the middle and a lot of eye candy.

When you are on Copa you will not notice any difference from Continental, other than hotter flight attendants. The same is true with Aerorepublica which is now codesharing with Copa. You get all your OnePass benefits and miles. Many of the flights to Colombia are single cabin planes so you may not get an upgrade. But they are very comfortable for the short flight.

Winner71
09-05-07, 20:09
I have not done this in 4 years as I refuse to fly through Panama. Why? Because if you do get stuck there, it's 1) pay for the tourist card, 2) pay for taxi back and forth to airport.. about $20US each way, 3) I got a runaround on the hotel... i.e. I went hotel to hotel and everything was steep or booked. I finally settled on around $75US to stay at a complete dump, 4) I than had a cabbie drive me around... ending up shelling out $20US for him and drinks at a local strip joint, 5) the Mongering I saw IMO is just ok... pricing was like $100US and drinks were outrageous. Maybe there are cheaper hotel alternatives if you book and plan ahead or have mongering alternatives if you plan ahead, but in my opinion it is a complete waste of at least $200-300 if you plan on dinner, finding a chica etc.

I do everything I can to get to Colombia... regardless of the city. I much prefer hotel rooms $50 and under, sweet gorgeous chicas where you can find them in any city in Colombia for under $25US if you look in the right place, and not getting shelled on cab rides.

That's my 2 cents. In fact if I can't get to Colombia same day, I'd just assume fly through Miami. Maybe I was just ticked off that I couldn't make the connection which was only 45 minutes, granted they told me it could be done. Put a real damper on my night. i'll never go through Panama again. This was 4 years ago.


I've been pricing out flights to Colombia and looking at the possibility of flying through Panama City Tocumen International (PTY) and getting a flight with Copa Airlines from there into Colombia.

I'm wondering what the turn-around time is like in PTY. In other words, how much time should I budget between when my US to Panama flight arrives & when my Panama to Colombia flight departs? Customs issues? Delays?

I'm also wondering about the reverse.

I've never flown Copa.

I've never visited Panama City. I'll check out the Panama page for details on this, but I suspect the mongering is better in Colombia and I don't want to linger there - even for a day, I only have a few days to kill.

thanks!

Jelly Donut
09-06-07, 12:30
Regulr Travlr, Winner71 -

Thanks for those quick responses. They gave me a good sense for the practical details, the positives and potential negatives. I appreciate it a lot.

thanks!

PapaMac
09-06-07, 22:03
Just my opinion,

When I visited Panama recently. All the hot chica's that I ran into at the casa's where from Colombia. But, in Panama they think they are hot stuff and get away with charging double or triple their value in Colombia. Although Panama may offer more to see as in landmarks and the canal, if you are going for a couple of days to hit some chicas, it would be best to avoid Panama and go straight for the action in Colombia.

But if you are going mainly for vacation and to hit chica's on the side, it would be good to stop in Panama to check out the country.

Phunluv
09-07-07, 04:12
Will be in Bogota this Saturday for about a week. I've got mostly non-pro action lined up, but if someone's interested in teaming up for safety reasons to check out the evening action in Sante Fe, I might go for that. Have heard/read too many scary stories about this city, so I seriously doubt I'll do any solo exploration in the nighttime.

Kukulkan
09-07-07, 18:30
I will be in Cali this Thursday, any one for a drink and compare notes?

Kukulkan

So Slow
09-19-07, 23:19
Hey gang,

Wed Sept 9, 07. Its 5pm and I just checked in... Im here for a few days. Lead me in the right direction please. Im in one of Juan's flats - fantastic. As I have read the posts, does action only start in the wee hours of the morning? Early leads recommendations.

Thanks

So Slow
09-22-07, 20:14
OK, moved forward. Frankly for anyone reading this report. You only need 2 places to Keep you in tail. Negotiations are also very easy.

Word

1. La Dolce Vita - Bar where all girls are working. (take out)
2. Pleyboy (yea they spell it that way). A working house. (eat in/an take out)

Most all wanted 200k + Simple offer was "100-150 (depended on my determining their hotness and my want) and id add the the offer.... and we leave RIGHT NOW.

That clenched it every time. No haggel no waiting to see if they are waisting time with you as a client.

Back at place I had drinks, so all stay the night.

Gotta say gang girls are hotter than the pics posted. :) Enjoy

Tom 33
09-23-07, 13:47
OK, moved forward. Frankly for anyone reading this report. You only need 2 places to Keep you in tail. Negotiations are also very easy.

Word

1. La Dolce Vita - Bar where all girls are working. (take out)
2. Pleyboy (yea they spell it that way). A working house. (eat in/an take out)

Most all wanted 200k + Simple offer was "100-150 (depended on my determining their hotness and my want) and id add the the offer.... and we leave RIGHT NOW.

That clenched it every time. No haggel no waiting to see if they are waisting time with you as a client.

Back at place I had drinks, so all stay the night.

Gotta say gang girls are hotter than the pics posted. :) Enjoy
Pleyboy does have about the hottest chicas for a casa. However, it is pricey. I never paid the freight there. And it is pretty far from the tourist zone. LDV and the beach is enough.

Sun Devil
09-24-07, 00:41
How is the mongering scene in Medellin one week before Christmas, dead or alive? I know it's early, but I'm trying to decide where to go, in this wide world of ours, during that time period.

Ricker
09-24-07, 00:52
How is the mongering scene in Medellin one week before Christmas, dead or alive? I know it's early, but I'm trying to decide where to go, in this wide world of ours, during that time period.

Medellin is beautiful that time of year ... mongering scene should be full on before Xmas ... afterwards the whole scene dies off a bit.

Shooter757
09-24-07, 05:15
I'm headed to Cali in November.

What is a good hotel to stay at near ave. sexta?

Meat Loaf
09-28-07, 02:46
What are some good neighborhoods to live-in that are close to all the mongering action, but not too seedy or violent?

Tom 33
09-29-07, 14:40
What are some good neighborhoods to live-in that are close to all the mongering action, but not too seedy or violent?
Armenia or Pereira.

MexMale
10-02-07, 03:13
I'm traveling to Colombia for some serious fun at the end of October, but someone told me they're having nationwide elections around that time.

Anyone have an idea how this would affect any mongering plans? Are the bars going to be closed or what?

Tom 33
10-02-07, 10:02
I'm traveling to Colombia for some serious fun at the end of October, but someone told me they're having nationwide elections around that time.

Anyone have an idea how this would affect any mongering plans? Are the bars going to be closed or what?
The bars will be closed the day before and the day after.

Rygin
10-02-07, 16:12
Which event do you guys think is better?

Im going to plan a trip to Colombia based around one of these events. Its not so much the events themselves that im interested in, but the party atmosphere that goes along with them.

Any thought?

Tom 33
10-02-07, 23:12
Which event do you guys think is better?

Im going to plan a trip to Colombia based around one of these events. Its not so much the events themselves that im interested in, but the party atmosphere that goes along with them.

Any thought?
The BAQ Carnaval is far and away the top party in Colombia. I'd rate the Feria de Flores in MDE second. Cali is not even on the screen plus it is very dangerous.

MiamiHeatLuver
10-02-07, 23:37
The BAQ Carnaval is far and away the top party in Colombia. I'd rate the Feria de Flores in MDE second. Cali is not even on the screen plus it is very dangerous.

I agree Tom 10 fold. Its ashame how dangerous Cali has gotten in such a short amount of time, this is when I thought it was getting better last year. My novia is telling me that cell phone robberies are becoming such a common occurance. She now never uses her cell on the BUSETA. Obviously that has been a big impact on the quietness in the Cali thread.

Cachorro
10-03-07, 01:23
The BAQ Carnaval is far and away the top party in Colombia. I'd rate the Feria de Flores in MDE second. Cali is not even on the screen plus it is very dangerous.
Barranquilla carnaval and the Feria de Cali are both second string or third string festivals. If you make an effort to travel internationally for either one, you'd be disappointed. It's not correct to say that BAQ carnaval is better than the Feria in Cali. I have been to the Cali Viejo parade and it's the equal of a BAQ carnaval parade. That said, they are both so-so, nothing too special.

If you want a party atmosphere, consider the first 2 to 3 weeks in December (any city). While there is no specific festival, you'll find lots of people going out at night. In the big cities it's very hard to find taxis during those weeks, such is the volume of people out and about.

Winner71
10-03-07, 01:37
I agree 100% with your 2nd paragraph.

As for the first paragraph, Barranquilla Carnival is a big party and a lot of fun. However, it's not the parade that is so great. If you are looking for just a bad ass nightlife, the bars and discos are packed wall to wall and there are parties galore all over the city... but it helps to know people.

I.e. not everyone gets into the discos because they are so packed and of course you need to know people that are throwing parties or acquaintances of an acquaintance of an acquiantance, etc.

As for the parade... don't expect anything like Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Carnivales in Brazil. The parade is fine for about an hour or 2. But going 3 days straight, after about an hour each day it's kind of like... ok where's the party. That is mainly if you are solo or with a small group. If you are at the parade with a big group of people I guess it can be a lot of fun. It's kind of like going and watching the Macy's Parade or Rose Bowl Parade etc... except that people are drinking, dancing to Carnivales music (Carnivales has it's own music), and acting joyfully/obnoxioulsy throwing flour etc all over everyone in the stands. I actually don't enjoy Carnivales for the parade. I enjoy the atmosphere of the nightlife during the Carnival Weekend. Granted, Im typically pretty hung over at the parade from the previous night of partying all night long. In fact, I've seen people go straight from the partying the night before to the parade the next day... i.e. no sleep... just continous drinking all night and morning, shower, and off to the parade.

I cannot compare Carnivales to the Feria in Cali as I've never been to Cali around X-mas time. My bet is it's similar to what I like about Carnivales.... I.e. discos jampacked wall to wall in the evenings.

Dia de Amor and Halloween (weekend before) are pretty big nights as well.. at least from whatI've seen in Barranquilla. Dia de Amor is much bigger than Halloween by the way.

So to recap... If nightlife is what you want then the best times are...
the few weeks in December leading up to X-mas, Dia de amor y amistad, Halloween (the weekend before), Semana Santa on the Coast (CTG or Santa Marta... not Barranquillla), obvioulsy Christmas eve and New Year's Eve, and the big festivals in the various cities... Carnivales in Barranquilla, Feria de Flores in Medellin, Feria de Cali (last week of December). If you want the best nightlife, those are the nights and it's probably irrelevant the city... Barranquilla, Cartagena, Cali, Medellin, Bogota... with the exception of city specific events. Ah, and puente weekends(3 day weekends) are pretty big... at least on the coast (assuming there are no elections).



Barranquilla carnaval and the Feria de Cali are both second string or third string festivals. If you make an effort to travel internationally for either one, you'd be disappointed. It's not correct to say that BAQ carnaval is better than the Feria in Cali. I have been to the Cali Viejo parade and it's the equal of a BAQ carnaval parade. That said, they are both so-so, nothing too special.

If you want a party atmosphere, consider the first 2 to 3 weeks in December (any city). While there is no specific festival, you'll find lots of people going out at night. In the big cities it's very hard to find taxis during those weeks, such is the volume of people out and about.

Optic Guard
10-04-07, 21:59
If you can believe this 555.78 including Taxes Lax To Medillin.

http://www.forestdirect.com

Phunluv
10-06-07, 06:50
Dia de Amor and Halloween (weekend before) are pretty big nights as well.. at least from whatI've seen in Barranquilla. Dia de Amor is much bigger than Halloween by the way.I was in BOG during the weekend of Dia de Amor, went to Andres Carne de Res in Chia which is like the Mango's (of MDE fame) of Bog. It was in-friggin-sane that Sat. night, so packed it was literally difficult to breathe inside the place. It was also payday that weekend for most Colombians and the scene outside the club was intense, a lot of pushing and shoving around just to get inside. Me and my date squeezed into a corner right by the kitchen (by the time we arrived, all the tables were taken hours ago) so we could have space to eat something. Twice that night, I saw bouncers carry an unconscious girl out of the club, probably from exhaustion and lack of fresh air, not from overdrinking as we all know most Colombians have a lot of experience in holding their liquor. :)

Colombians are probably the best in the world when it comes to partying, which is funny because it's not really my thing. I'm a laid back guy, not really into the rumba thing, I don't care much for those jam-packed high-energy places but when I'm on vacation, I'll tolerate it for a couple of nights, like if I'm with a date. I usually avoid peak party periods because I know I couldn't survive such continual madness but it is fun to watch or participate, in limited quantities for me however! :) If it wasn't for the makeout sessions I had with my date, I would have considered it a waste of time and money not to mention sapping all my energy for the next day. I'm in my mid-30s still relatively young but staying up all night for 2 nights in a row really took its toll on me this trip, yikes! :(

Righty22
10-13-07, 23:30
Ok, so I'm trying to plan a trip to Columbia but there is so much info on this site I just don't know where to begin and some of you are so experienced I'm not sure I could navigate the country with as much ease. I'm a 31 year old attractive white guy that only speaks English and is attracted to you light skinned or white petite girls. I guess what I'm asking for is for some recommendations for a first time traveler. I'm weary of going to the mansion because I want to be able to go out and pickup girls in the city seeing from the posts this seems to be where the hottest ones are. Any suggestions or thoughts on this?

From what I can gather Medellin seems the best place to go for what I'm looking for is this correct?

Tom 33
10-14-07, 10:56
Ok, so I'm trying to plan a trip to Columbia but there is so much info on this site I just don't know where to begin and some of you are so experienced I'm not sure I could navigate the country with as much ease. I'm a 31 year old attractive white guy that only speaks English and is attracted to you light skinned or white petite girls. I guess what I'm asking for is for some recommendations for a first time traveler. I'm weary of going to the mansion because I want to be able to go out and pickup girls in the city seeing from the posts this seems to be where the hottest ones are. Any suggestions or thoughts on this?

From what I can gather Medellin seems the best place to go for what I'm looking for is this correct?
NO. Your only choice in Colombia is Cartagena and don't leave the tourist zone. Worry about your ass before you worry about getting ass.

Ricker
10-15-07, 04:05
Ok, so I'm trying to plan a trip to Columbia but there is so much info on this site I just don't know where to begin and some of you are so experienced I'm not sure I could navigate the country with as much ease. I'm a 31 year old attractive white guy that only speaks English and is attracted to you light skinned or white petite girls. I guess what I'm asking for is for some recommendations for a first time traveler. I'm weary of going to the mansion because I want to be able to go out and pickup girls in the city seeing from the posts this seems to be where the hottest ones are. Any suggestions or thoughts on this?

From what I can gather Medellin seems the best place to go for what I'm looking for is this correct?

To be honest, you're not going to be real successful trying to pick up regular chicas in the city if you're an english speaker only, no matter how attractive you may be.

I agree with TOM. Take a visit to Cartagena first. Get a hold of Mery or Juan and get a condo rented. Visit the famous LDV, get a taste of las Colombianas. Go from there.

If you're serious about meeting regular chicas, you really have to learn spanish. Life is much better with the pros too, and less expensive with spanish ability.

Good luck amigo!

Winner71
10-15-07, 04:13
ditto the words of el maestro


To be honest, you're not going to be real successful trying to pick up regular chicas in the city if you're an english speaker only, no matter how attractive you may be.

I agree with TOM. Take a visit to Cartagena first. Get a hold of Mery or Juan and get a condo rented. Visit the famous LDV, get a taste of las Colombianas. Go from there.

If you're serious about meeting regular chicas, you really have to learn spanish. Life is much better with the pros too, and less expensive with spanish ability.

Good luck amigo!

Que Rico
10-15-07, 05:07
Hey,

I'm planning a trip to Medellin in November from NY area I'm looking for someone interested in wingman for security reasons. I'm staying at a hostel in pablado and meeting one of the millions of Hot paisas from latincupid that are in love with me. Id like to do some mongering behind her back and possible meet more then one Cupid girl but this will be hard since they are so jealous. Will be a challenege. Id like to travel with someone for similar reasons. My spanish is 40 words I can get a point across. Leave message here tommoro I wil pay for PM privilages. Thanks!

Cabroncito
10-15-07, 05:48
Ok, so I'm trying to plan a trip to Columbia but there is so much info on this site I just don't know where to begin and some of you are so experienced I'm not sure I could navigate the country with as much ease. I'm a 31 year old attractive white guy that only speaks English and is attracted to you light skinned or white petite girls. I guess what I'm asking for is for some recommendations for a first time traveler. I'm weary of going to the mansion because I want to be able to go out and pickup girls in the city seeing from the posts this seems to be where the hottest ones are. Any suggestions or thoughts on this?

From what I can gather Medellin seems the best place to go for what I'm looking for is this correct?

1 MIAMI
2 CARTAGENA

Aussie Greg
10-15-07, 18:24
I reckon,

1) Caracus
2) Rio
3) Bagdad
4) Terhan
5) Jamacia (Kingston Town !!)
6) Kararchi
!!!!!!!!!!

Aussie Greg.



1 MIAMI
2 CARTAGENA

Monger6969
10-21-07, 05:10
PM if those dates are compatible with yours.

I wouldn't mind chica hunting together.

Peter Center
10-23-07, 08:13
Hey guys,

Thanks for all the great infos. I'm fairly new to the scene. Ok, I'm planning a trip to Bogota in Nov probably from 9th to 25th. Is there anyone who'll be there and want to hang out while not in action? Someone to chat while spotting for the perfect chica I guess.

Optic Guard
10-29-07, 05:07
I am planing to be in Medellin In april and I would like to get ready a little early and maybe by then we can have a great time. I speak spanish pretty good as I live in Tijuana so PM if you are going in April.

TOM

Viper60
11-04-07, 18:06
I'll be in Bogota on the 9th. I have a 12 hour layover from 7:30 pm fridat till 7:00 am Saturday. But I'm trying to change that so I can stay the whole weekend. Let me know if you want to get together. I check the forum everyday so just let me know. Do you speak spanish? I'm staying at the cosmos 100 and you?

Let me know,

J Sceen


Hey guys,

Thanks for all the great infos. I'm fairly new to the scene. Ok, I'm planning a trip to Bogota in Nov probably from 9th to 25th. Is there anyone who'll be there and want to hang out while not in action? Someone to chat while spotting for the perfect chica I guess.

Jimmy Di
11-10-07, 13:33
I'm going to Pereira next wek. Has anyone been there recently and visited any clubs, casas, etc. or have contacts for call girls?

Thanks much.

Oschino2
01-08-08, 08:25
I will be in bogota and medellin mid-feb. If any one will be around and wants to hit the spots send me a pm. I'm in my 20's, fluent in spanish but Im not too familiar with these cities.

Doc Bill
01-08-08, 09:30
Hi guys,

I will be in Cali from 1/11-15, and Bogota 1/15-19. It will be my first time in both cities, so if anybody is going to be there and would like to hook up please pm me.

Thanks

Too Jaded
01-25-08, 04:51
Will be staying somewhere, possibly VIP, in MDE for the week and have completely open plans. Mid-thirties blond gringo with low to moderate conversational spanish skills.

Open to suggestions, first round on me if anyone wants to meet at Mangos.

2J

Lwomack58
01-27-08, 17:47
I am looking for some advice on a couple of cities to visit. First of all I fly out of Medellin on the 26th of Feb. So naturally I will be staying there for a few days. I am looking at either an apartment or the manison/VIP, which is best. My spanish is at the beginners level, meaning very, very basic.

Now the question are:

1. I am coming from Quito, so I can fly pretty much to any of the cities for about the same price. So what would be better, spend a few days in Bogota or Cartagena, or another city? Again my spanish skills are basic.

I have found some fairly cheap places to stay in either city. Just wonder which is best for someone new to Colombia? Plus which has the better women as far as price and best experience level.

I am not new to South America as I have spent 2 1/2 months between Lima and Buenos Airies. Also as far as beach scene, that is not important as I am spending 5 days in N.Peru beaches.

Any help and advice would be wonderful as I have been looking forward to seeing Colombia this whole trip. I also have a friend who lives in MANIZALES if he home, but again don't know the area. Thanks in a advance.

Hummer Bird
01-31-08, 05:12
Does anybody know the availibility and price scale for traveling between Colombia and Thailand during the summer? Has anybody done this?

Thanks,

Hummer

Manizales911
02-01-08, 03:42
Can anyone give recommendations on places to stay in Manizales?Appts. or hotels as long as its fairly reasonable.I've searched high and low and i only come up with one hotel called las colinas at $150.US and colombiacupido has furnished appts. starting at $90.US. I'd like to find something for a little less money if i could. my novia has moved to manizales and i will be traveling there every four to six weeks and asking her to find me something is useless.

Jergens007
02-01-08, 09:46
Whats going on.

Just giving the forums the heads up.

Me and 3 of my friends will be going to Medellin from 2/6-2/11th we will be staying at apartments Medellin

2 of us speaks fluent spanish.

Me and my other friend very minimal spanish.

Anyone else going let me know. We are in our 20's. Ready to party at Parque Lleras!

Gary Groundwork
02-02-08, 02:06
Hummer,

Mate I have looked into this for a while as I really want to get to Bangkok sometime this year but it seems there is no cheap way around it.

Let us know what you come up with.


Does anybody know the availibility and price scale for traveling between Colombia and Thailand during the summer? Has anybody done this?

Thanks,

Hummer

Yens51
02-13-08, 03:52
Anyone wants to hang out for a beer?

First time in Colombia but traveling dog, used to rough countries. Don't speak Spanish but should be able to communicate in Spanish (due to some other languages I speak).

Cabroncito
02-24-08, 06:22
Anyone in Santa Marta, Manizales, or Pereira next month?

Flying in from LAX next week. Post or PM me if you want to chase some hot costeñas y paisas together!

Hummer Bird
02-26-08, 05:08
Hummer,

Mate I have looked into this for a while as I really want to get to Bangkok sometime this year but it seems there is no cheap way around it.

Let us know what you come up with.GG,

Wondering about getting to a major destination like HK from Colombia, and using Air Asia to connect. There prices are pretty good. I have not had good luck here in the states for finding fares out of other countries. Are you in Colombia, have you checked the price from Col to Thai? If so what are they quoting you?

I really want to experience the Colombian scene and then the Asian scene within the same trip.

What about Mexico City to Bangkok as a way out of there. Maybe better to go from Bog to MC then BKK, as opposed to Bog to BKK ( if that is possible).

Do you know any other members that have tried this?

Almotu
03-15-08, 02:25
I am close to booking a 2BR apartment from June 2 - June 10. Looking for a like-minded monger to split the rent. I am from the US (East Coast), lo-key, non-smoker who drinks a litte and like hunting for bargain p***y.

Can be great to hang out as well but not required. PM me if our schedules match up.

Gary Groundwork
03-16-08, 00:33
GG,

Wondering about getting to a major destination like HK from Colombia, and using Air Asia to connect. There prices are pretty good. I have not had good luck here in the states for finding fares out of other countries. Are you in Colombia, have you checked the price from Col to Thai? If so what are they quoting you?

I really want to experience the Colombian scene and then the Asian scene within the same trip.

What about Mexico City to Bangkok as a way out of there. Maybe better to go from Bog to MC then BKK, as opposed to Bog to BKK ( if that is possible).

Do you know any other members that have tried this?Hummer Bird,

There is no cheap way around colombia to thailand as far as i can see. ur looking at 3,000 plus return

I am going to look into mexico city etc

Cheers

Stera
04-05-08, 07:02
Hi,

I will be in Bogota from April 08 to April 15. If somebody need company please let me know. I will be staying at suites 85 and traveling alone from Canada.

Thomrn10
04-06-08, 00:15
Heading to Medellin alone at this point. I am working on a place to stay and have stayed at Vip and the Mansion in the past. I am also thinking of an apartment. Let me know if there are any wingmen available.

Safe travels

Dpilzbo
04-06-08, 15:56
Just wanted to see if anyone else will be there during that time. I am staying at the Mansion since this is my first trip and it seemed like a pretty fun place to stay for a newbie to the city. I know there are other places to stay and other reasons to stay at other places but I'll work on that my next trip down if needed.

I look forward to meeting any ISG members as well as AG and his staff. They sound like great hosts. I'll at least get to meet him near the end of my stay. Hey djin, I hope you are still going. I haven't heard from ya'!

DP

Davidb3069
04-06-08, 15:59
GG,

Wondering about getting to a major destination like HK from Colombia, and using Air Asia to connect. There prices are pretty good. I have not had good luck here in the states for finding fares out of other countries. Are you in Colombia, have you checked the price from Col to Thai? If so what are they quoting you?

I really want to experience the Colombian scene and then the Asian scene within the same trip.

What about Mexico City to Bangkok as a way out of there. Maybe better to go from Bog to MC then BKK, as opposed to Bog to BKK ( if that is possible).

Do you know any other members that have tried this?This whole region (including Ecuador where I live) is overly inflated in the airline ticket prices. I recently looked at tickets to get to Europe, South America and Asia from here and they were all very high. BKK was up in the $3,000+ range. The same ticket leaving from Orlando, Florida was $1,200 r/t with taxes. All of the international airlines (Delta, Continental, American - and their partners) use US based connections out of Houston, Miami and New York mainly. The cheapest ticket I found going anywhere in Europe or Asia was Spain for $900 r/t with KLM direct.

I ended up flying to Cartagena from Quito for $360+ each ticket r/t + exit taxes. Everything Colombia seems high. Even their in-country flights are incredibly expensive (over $300 each last time I checked).

David

Davidb3069
04-06-08, 16:06
Anyone in Santa Marta, Manizales, or Pereira next month?

Flying in from LAX next week. Post or PM me if you want to chase some hot costeñas y paisas together!I was just in Santa Marta (Rodadero) - see my trip report in the Cartagena reports area. Was pretty dead. Temps were ok. Prices were still a little elevated.

David

Davidb3069
04-06-08, 16:10
Does anybody know the availibility and price scale for traveling between Colombia and Thailand during the summer? Has anybody done this?

Thanks,

HummerYou might also consider buying a r/t ticket to Orlando, Florida (MCO) or Miami (MIA) and flying a r/t ticket to Asia from there. Tickets are cheap right now. I'll fly over there in September myself. Probably out of Orlando.

David

Tom 33
04-06-08, 22:35
This whole region (including Ecuador where I live) is overly inflated in the airline ticket prices. I recently looked at tickets to get to Europe, South America and Asia from here and they were all very high. BKK was up in the $3,000+ range. The same ticket leaving from Orlando, Florida was $1,200 r/t with taxes. All of the international airlines (Delta, Continental, American - and their partners) use US based connections out of Houston, Miami and New York mainly. The cheapest ticket I found going anywhere in Europe or Asia was Spain for $900 r/t with KLM direct.

I ended up flying to Cartagena from Quito for $360+ each ticket r/t + exit taxes. Everything Colombia seems high. Even their in-country flights are incredibly expensive (over $300 each last time I checked).

DavidI flew MDE-CTG before Semana Santa for around US$210 on http://www.aires.aero/Website/Default.aspx. Their web site currently offers MDE-CLO for 100K COP one-way.

Davidb3069
04-07-08, 14:58
I flew MDE-CTG before Semana Santa for around US$210 on http://www.aires.aero/Website/Default.aspx. Their web site currently offers MDE-CLO for 100K COP one-way.Glad there's a lower cost solution. Avianca is way too expensive.

Reclusedx
04-13-08, 23:43
Hey guys,

looking for a wingman for my trip to Medellin (first timer) in mid-late May. I'm 24, fluent in spanish, flying in out of Miami. Anybody interested PM me.

Tungurahua
04-24-08, 21:36
After delaying a tour of Columbia for two years it is time. My second term of six months in Ecuador is drawing to a close. I will be taking the bus from Quito to Cali on Monday or Tuesday. If Medellin and Cartagena are the higher end of the market, Bogota mid-range, then Cali as the budget option will probably be my favorite. Who knows how long I will stay (in Cali). Till I take a bullet in the head?! Whatever the case, here I come ...

Davidb3069
04-25-08, 02:34
After delaying a tour of Columbia for two years it is time. My second term of six months in Ecuador is drawing to a close. I will be taking the bus from Quito to Cali on Monday or Tuesday. If Medellin and Cartagena are the higher end of the market, Bogota mid-range, then Cali as the budget option will probably be my favorite. Who knows how long I will stay. Till I take a bullet in the head? ! Whatever the case, here I come.I'm sure you've probably put some thought into it, but that route from Quito to Cali might not be the safest for you over land. I always fly to avoid the risk of any problems. Not only that but it's a long ass trip. My wife has taken it a few times in the last 6 months and she wouldn't recommend it for a gringo-looking guy either (and she's half colombian). Frequent stops and searches are supposed to be common as well.

David

Artisttyp
04-25-08, 16:23
After delaying a tour of Columbia for two years it is time. My second term of six months in Ecuador is drawing to a close. I will be taking the bus from Quito to Cali on Monday or Tuesday. If Medellin and Cartagena are the higher end of the market, Bogota mid-range, then Cali as the budget option will probably be my favorite. Who knows how long I will stay (in Cali). Till I take a bullet in the head?! Whatever the case, here I come ...Good news we've missed you on ISG. Even better news to know I will be there around the same time frame. I hope.

June 16 until July 15. I don't know If I will last a month but I bought an open ticket ($1, 074. 30 nonstop from nyc) just in case.

We all look forward to your insights and contributions.

*A lucky traveler you are to follow in the footsteps that "tung" has cleared for you.

Artisttyp

AddictedToWomen
04-26-08, 16:07
I will be taking the bus from Quito to Cali on Monday or Tuesday.Brave man! I'd love to hear for experiences of that journey (assuming of course you survive it!)

Thomrn10
05-01-08, 01:12
I actually did that bus trip in 1978 and although the information is dated, I still remember it as a long haul with multiple border stops and lots of military.

Given the miniborder skirmishes of the past and the big one where the Colombian FARC rebels were killed, it should still be an interesting ride.

Safe travels.

Dpilzbo
05-05-08, 06:20
Found a few extra days in my vacation/comp time stash and bought my tickets for this month. I will be there May 14th to the 21st. Have not secured a place to stay but know a few options that are open.

T10, I sent you a PM since I see you will be in MDE the same time.

I have been there once just last month and can't wait to explore more casas and other sites!

Dp

Pierroth16
05-18-08, 03:46
I'm planning on going to Bogota, is there any cheap prices to get there, how about time, hotels, and of course information on the ladies in general all the information will be appreciated. By the way I'm planning on going within the next 2 months. I read most of the information but it's from 2, 3 or more months ago.

UrbanWildlife
05-18-08, 08:52
Guys I will be in Cali on July 2nd. From there I will quite possibly be going to Pereria or Barranquilla/Cartagena since I have some credits on Avianca to use up. Anyone around during this time period and wants to go for a drink send me a p.m. I have several hot contacts in those areas.

Optic Guard
05-20-08, 23:53
Has anyone used spirit airlines and what do you think as I am in LA area and am thinking of using them.

TOM