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(06-14-2019 09:54 PM)lonewolf1992 Wrote:  Those are some of the reasons. Bear in mind that Logistics for everything are a nightmare. Moving within a city like bogota implies calculating an 1 hour on average to reach any place. Public transportation is fucking horrible and after 9pm the city becomes a very unsafe place for all women, men and people moving around risking themselves to get robbed or mugged. Party finishes at 3am and taxis are unsafe. Uber is not allowed and police are always on the look out to fuck uber drivers and passengers. Working time in colombia for full time is 48 hours a week, that means 70% of the population have only sundays off and they are tired as fuck. Girls specially commute 2 hours a day to go to work and then commute to the university and then head back home after 9:45. That along with a culture that's been hit with violence makes us appreciate our social circles more than going out for 'adventure'. Those are my insights. Put a sprinkle of social media, tinder, thirsty colombian/foreign guys to that and you have the ultimate flaking recipe.

This is a really great post, one that people should pay attention to. Also one should recognize that Colombia is late stage at this point. When I was there not too long ago, I saw precisely what for example, Medellin could have been ... in 2012. Unsurprisingly, this is exactly what a guy like Scotian would tell you. I knew it intuitively. Bogota will be Bogota, and it'll be fun depending on your aims and goals, but read the above carefully. Apart from the fact that you have to be around semi permanently in order to really get things to work, I know from others (many of the regarded historical posters here) that my suspicion of smaller cities away from the hordes of people or tourist invasion would be much better. Cali is often given as an example, among others.

I love the people and Colombian people on average, and think it's a cool place to go, but the country is definitely dicey. My feeling is that one should put it on the backburner for fun times and short visits, but hey, I'm more into meaningful relationships or friendships as a priority these days. You absolutely have to be around, trusted and know local social groups to get the kind of women that would make Colombia at all different from anywhere else (like every place in the world, btw, this is left out of comments frequently at rvf for those who don't know). I'm not moving there to work full time, so I think you can understand my take.
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Ya there’s queers in Chapinero but it’s not like San Francisco or anything, it’s kind of like most western nations in the 80/90s-they’re not totally in the closet so there’s gay bars but it’s not in-your-face faggotry. There’s legit gay bashing there, not to mention the Aguila Negras who go around killing homos. Chapinero is a large area and some spots are a bit rough especially the western side near Avenida Caracas, where the transmilenio runs. It’s nicer to stay east of Septima in Chapi Alto.

Another aspect to flaking I believe is the local girl’s constant need for confirmation, for example you can’t just make plans on Tuesday by saying you’ll meet her on Thursday at 7pm for drinks then not contact her again until you’re at the bar at 7:30 and wondering where the fuck she is. She’ll have made other plans because she figured you forgot about her. Colombian people like to text each other a million times a day I guess.

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(06-15-2019 08:41 AM)lonewolf1992 Wrote:  
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(06-14-2019 11:04 PM)lonewolf1992 Wrote:  
Quote:Damn, I heard Bogota was dicey, but I didn't know it was like that. I see why people say it's not touristy like Medellin. I thought it was just the cold. I have never been to Bogota, but I want to go. I heard how it's more English spoken and how one night stands are more common. I also heard about the traffic, but I didn't it was that bad combined with commuting between places like that. Is there any area in Bogota that is safe to stay in near some nightlife where you could walk a girl back to your place?

One night stands are not part of colombian culture. You can get some but you'll struggle. Obviously great game, looks and some luck can help with that so you can get yourself closer to sin. As far as the cool areas there is High-end Chapinero and Usaquen. Don't need to look anywhere else. Salitre is another hood that is really cool but I don't know why people here don't dig it. Cheers. Cheers.

That sounds good. I got a one night stand in Cartagena. I thought I was going to be asked for money. I guess she was just feeling me that night. It was definitely luck and a little game on my part. I saw a video where this host of this AirBnB in Chapinero said it's the gay area called Chapigay and that 30-40% of the gay people in Bogota live there. Is it true? Does that have an effect on nightlife when it comes to guys picking up girls? Here is the video where the guy mentions that. Press play and it go 4:38.




Hey man, Chapinero is a huge neighborhood. Chapigay is a part of it that's full of faggots and gay clubs. Straight and bi girls love to hang out in those clubs and I've also heard that straight guys have it so easy in those places as girls are horny as fuck. Cheers.

That's good to hear man. Thanks for the input.

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(06-14-2019 09:54 PM)lonewolf1992 Wrote:  Those are some of the reasons. Bear in mind that Logistics for everything are a nightmare. Moving within a city like bogota implies calculating an 1 hour on average to reach any place. Public transportation is fucking horrible and after 9pm the city becomes a very unsafe place for all women, men and people moving around risking themselves to get robbed or mugged. Party finishes at 3am and taxis are unsafe. Uber is not allowed and police are always on the look out to fuck uber drivers and passengers. Working time in colombia for full time is 48 hours a week, that means 70% of the population have only sundays off and they are tired as fuck. Girls specially commute 2 hours a day to go to work and then commute to the university and then head back home after 9:45. That along with a culture that's been hit with violence makes us appreciate our social circles more than going out for 'adventure'. Those are my insights. Put a sprinkle of social media, tinder, thirsty colombian/foreign guys to that and you have the ultimate flaking recipe.

This is a really great post, one that people should pay attention to. Also one should recognize that Colombia is late stage at this point. When I was there not too long ago, I saw precisely what for example, Medellin could have been ... in 2012. Unsurprisingly, this is exactly what a guy like Scotian would tell you. I knew it intuitively. Bogota will be Bogota, and it'll be fun depending on your aims and goals, but read the above carefully. Apart from the fact that you have to be around semi permanently in order to really get things to work, I know from others (many of the regarded historical posters here) that my suspicion of smaller cities away from the hordes of people or tourist invasion would be much better. Cali is often given as an example, among others.

I love the people and Colombian people on average, and think it's a cool place to go, but the country is definitely dicey. My feeling is that one should put it on the backburner for fun times and short visits, but hey, I'm more into meaningful relationships or friendships as a priority these days. You absolutely have to be around, trusted and know local social groups to get the kind of women that would make Colombia at all different from anywhere else (like every place in the world, btw, this is left out of comments frequently at rvf for those who don't know). I'm not moving there to work full time, so I think you can understand my take.

Definitely agree with you this. I feel the same with only being there for a short little while. I definitely need to hit up Cali.

(06-15-2019 04:17 PM)scotian Wrote:  Ya there’s queers in Chapinero but it’s not like San Francisco or anything, it’s kind of like most western nations in the 80/90s-they’re not totally in the closet so there’s gay bars but it’s not in-your-face faggotry. There’s legit gay bashing there, not to mention the Aguila Negras who go around killing homos. Chapinero is a large area and some spots are a bit rough especially the western side near Avenida Caracas, where the transmilenio runs. It’s nicer to stay east of Septima in Chapi Alto.

Another aspect to flaking I believe is the local girl’s constant need for confirmation, for example you can’t just make plans on Tuesday by saying you’ll meet her on Thursday at 7pm for drinks then not contact her again until you’re at the bar at 7:30 and wondering where the fuck she is. She’ll have made other plans because she figured you forgot about her. Colombian people like to text each other a million times a day I guess.

That's texting back and forth shit can be a little annoying. lol I'm the type that likes to have a meeting and lock and I'll see you there, but hit me up if something prevents you from not making it. Also, thanks for the input on where to stay in Bogota.
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Will be in Medellin 2 Aug-5 Sept.... Contacts for a nice pad to rent in El Pobaldo or Laureles will be much appreciated.
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(06-16-2019 11:38 PM)International_Casanova Wrote:  Will be in Medellin 2 Aug-5 Sept.... Contacts for a nice pad to rent in El Pobaldo or Laureles will be much appreciated.

PM @princecharming on this forum. He's got a sick place in Poblado, maybe it's available
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So I'm back in Colombia for the first time in a few years... here's some practical tips I found out... apologies if these have been mentioned before, I'm still working through the thread:

1. Some mid-range hotels give guests complimentary membership at the high-end bodytech gyms. Great to keep training on the road without having to spend on a 5-star hotel with an in-house gym (which often kinda sucks anyway). Bodytech gyms are huge, modern and VERY well equipped. Tons of classes available as well, which are also complimentary. No need to get an expensive membership for a month if you're not in town that long.

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2. It's always good to watch your back after dark, but for peace of mind go out without ATM cards, and pick up a cheap phone at the mall. Falabella has a 230k COP Lenovo that comes with a prepaid SIM and even some 4g data. Works fine. Put anything you need every day on there (mp3 player, uber, etc. - no permanently logged in access to your email, cause your email has access to all your online accounts).

3. Many ATMs are limited to 400k to 600k depending on your card, which means lots of frequent fees. Davivienda and Caja Social say "no disponible" (not available) when you press the button to show the fees, but they still deduct the usual 5-6 dollars anyway. At least Caja Social has a 700k limit. I heard Servibanca has a 780k limit. Some cards get 2-3 million... some don't. Nobody knows why (it's not because of card limits). Try many combinations of your cards and different ATMs to save on fees.

4. Ayahuasca is widely available under the name "Yage". It usually costs 200 dollars for a weekend, but if you network with the locals a bit you might get a hookup for 15 bucks (and a more authentic experience than a tourist). As far as I can tell so far the brew is weaker than what they have in Peru. It's also prepared with a different recipe and has a masculine archetype (as opposed to the feminine archetype of Ayahuasca in Peru).
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I love almost everything about MDE(weather,local people and culture, expat community, surrounding nature for exploring, sporting opportunities, cost of living, even safety around the parts I wonder, crazy good views...) but might have to leave soon due to visa issues until next year. Any suggestions for similar cities in Latin America? The only thing I really dislike about MDE is pollution, so it shouldn't be worse.
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Am in Cartagena til 26 July if anyone is around
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(06-20-2019 04:17 PM)Hoo Wrote:  I love almost everything about MDE(weather,local people and culture, expat community, surrounding nature for exploring, sporting opportunities, cost of living, even safety around the parts I wonder, crazy good views...) but might have to leave soon due to visa issues until next year. Any suggestions for similar cities in Latin America? The only thing I really dislike about MDE is pollution, so it shouldn't be worse.


Belo Horizonte is Medellin's Brazilian twin. It's however not as nice.
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Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssss!

I fucking did it!

Just finished the Colombian Master Thread from start to finish finally!

Mindblown

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Great info in there, saved all the best stuff to a folder for reading through again when I arrive in Colombia later this year.



(04-12-2019 12:23 PM)LostintheWorld Wrote:  
(06-14-2016 02:33 PM)trojans10 Wrote:  Also, any tips on finding an apartment with sufficient internet speed? Should I book airbnb ahead of time, or do it while having feet on the ground?

Thanks guys! Look forward to hearing from you. Good thread!

I would suggest one of the many coworking spaces in Medellin. Speaking from experience, it gets old working in the apartment alone day after day. Join one of the spaces, get free coffee, good internet, and meet people. Theres tons in Medellin.

Aren't these like a total target for crims? Spaces full of gringos... with laptops.. mobile phones, money etc... and a bunch of digital nomad faggots to defend the place?

(04-20-2019 11:24 AM)scotian Wrote:  The thing that gets me is the idiot gringos who are full on obvious sex tourists and have no fucking shame, the guys walking around in shitty clothes (shorts, flip flops) with an obvious prepago are such weirdos, if you want to bang a hot hooker, just do it at your hotel or wherever, taking these low class skanks to high end restaurants is fucking embarrassing.

Totally - same as guys in Thailand. All Asians get it, just not the Western cunts who think they are invisible to all around. No shame.


(06-07-2019 07:32 PM)lovetheworld Wrote:  SUPER BEAUTIFUL LATIN GIRL PAYS FOR FIRST DATE ,Why i like her !!!:



That is a damn fine attractive girl!

(06-08-2019 05:53 AM)wellrockthecity Wrote:  If prince Akeem can get laid with that jacket and $2 sunglasses anyone can do it. Sky is the limit baby

He's actually very well put together fashion-wise. Probably one of the reasons she warmed to him so much I would guess...

But someone previously said they felt out of place wearing a blazer outside, like it was "giving papaya" or whatever that expression is. But "Prince Akeem" here seems to be rocking it without a care. Is it just a matter of time before he gets jumped? Speaking of which, if you get robbed, do they generally just take phone and wallet, or will they strip you of everything, like rings, necklaces, bracelets, sunglasses, even clothing items? I have some nice shades I like wearing.. would be annoyed as fuck if they got stolen.

I guess the answer is - don't bring them then.... Dodgy

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You definitely wanna dress down. Dressing in obviously expensive clothes is asking for trouble, especially as a gringo, and especially after dark. It can happen in "nice" parts of town as well, though obviously there are shady parts that are a lot more risky. My rule for Latin America has always been, don't have anything on you that you're not willing to hand over, especially after dark.
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Depends on the city...In Bogota I often dress up with a nice blazer for dinner and clubbing... usually in the higher end clubs or restaurants in Zona Rosa or Parque 93 or Zona G...most Colombians dress to impress...again depends on city/climate...
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I agree, in the context of going out at night, taxi from your place to a crowded place, without any hoodlums around (e.g. high end clubbing), will be fine.
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(07-01-2019 07:43 PM)Sandstorm Wrote:  He's actually very well put together fashion-wise.

Not so lucky in there DR, but Colombia seems more friendly to these youtube types



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Anyone else going to the Maluma concert on 3 August in Medellin ? If so, let’s link for drinks beforehand...
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I’d say blacks guys are less likely to be targeted for robbery since the local thieves will likely assume they’re from El Choco or something and don’t have money, sometimes stereotypes work out in people’s favour.

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How should a first timer do Colombia? My spanish is weak and I've never visited South America. Are there common mistakes that new guys to Colombia make?
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(07-02-2019 03:02 PM)Teflon Don Wrote:  How should a first timer do Colombia? My spanish is weak and I've never visited South America. Are there common mistakes that new guys to Colombia make?

Not reading this thread before asking those questions is the first mistake.

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I have but wading through 112 pages is a bit much.
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(07-02-2019 05:14 PM)Teflon Don Wrote:  I have but wading through 112 pages is a bit much.

Then don't expect a reply.
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(07-02-2019 07:14 AM)JayMillz Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 07:43 PM)Sandstorm Wrote:  He's actually very well put together fashion-wise.

Not so lucky in there DR, but Colombia seems more friendly to these youtube types




Don't see how that's related to his fashion but... heh! Interesting video, none the less! Fucking dumb ass fucking cops... That's the third world for you, I guess. Dodgy

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weew had a dream i was in la isla club in medellin. im ready to go back
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@scotian I doubt any Colombian would mistake a guy from el choco to your average black american with 200 usd jordans and loose clothes. you can recognise a group of black americans from miles away just from the way they move.

Guy from the DR video above sounds Nigerian or something so he could be easily mistaken for a local I guess in some SA country.
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Lol this is true, those guys stick out for sure but they’ll be less likely to be fucked with because they’re huge, thieves like easy targets. I think the African guy is Kenyan, the Dominican cops probably thought he was Haitian or something and stole the camera. It’s too bad because he seems like a chill guy and makes funny videos but again, walking around in a shit hole country with an expensive camera like that isn’t the smartest move no matter what colour you are.

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