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Just wanted to put out some quick notes for Forum members / Escorts alike, in case their travels take them here. @latbear4blk is problably a better resource then me, but here’s my two cents so far:

 

Cost(Gearing this for most US people, not international): Obviously, it’s a long flight- so expect to be in the 800-1400 range, just for the flight, unless you find a steal. However, your mileage on hotels and meals is going to go a lot further for the dollar- completely offsetting the cost of that flight, in my opinion.

 

Getting to / from the airport: If you take a taxi, expect to be 40+ range; however, there is a minibus service called Manuel Tienda Leon that runs every 30 mins or less for 12 USD, takes you near the Sheraton Hotel near the North docks. From here, it’s literally a block and a half to the subway system that connects the entire city, and cheap. Entrance to the subway is 7.50 ARG, or approximately 45 cents. Ride that bitch all you want for that- go clear across town. It’s VERY effective, clean and safe.

 

Weather: Not sure about other times of the year, but it’s been 85-92 and completely clear, ALL this week for me. INTENSE UV- 10+, but with a perfect breeze to offset the heat.

 

Attractions: Museums and Attractions are generally VERY cheap to get into, and there’s tons of them. Watch out, streets become somewhat empty and have a more dangerous feel after 9PM. It’s like people turn into pumpkins- steel shutters come down and vibrant streets close up.

 

Daytime- this is a GORGEOUS city with parks everywhere, and CLEAN.

Nightlife- The Gay disco ‘Amerika’ is the place to be, if looking for that sort of hookup- very energetic.

The People- Arguably some of the most attractive men and women I’ve seen as a cross-section of a populace, anywhere in this world. What a vivid combination of hair and eye colors...most everyone is in shape, and TALL. Body types are very attractive.

 

Now the downside:

 

If you’re an ESCORT, unless you speak Spanish fluently....communication here is difficult. And these types of clients want communication(as would I, to be fair...), before they book sessions. They’re very aggressive, Alpha, and want to break you down price wise. However, most have gone out of their way to stress that they’re not into anal play of any kind- surprising. Expect counter offers for your services for more ‘vanilla’ play only.

 

If you’re a CLIENT....as @Epigonos informed me, www.soytuyo.com is where you want to go to find guys. They’re stunning, they’re cheap- but you may have some difficulty bringing them into a hotel. Hotels tend to flag what appears to be locals going in, so you may have the awkwardness of explaining who they are. For me, I had an ideal situation- a restaurant in the hotel I stayed in....that was already past the front desk...and near the elevators...so the clients could sneak up. Same thing would work for escorts. I think the larger the hotel or an AIRBNB will be easier to make this work, vs. a boutique hotel.

 

 

A city I truly have enjoyed for vacation purposes, but not one that I’d encourage most American-born escorts to take a stab at, if they’re intending to actually turn a profit.

 

 

-Jordan

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Just wanted to put out some quick notes for Forum members / Escorts alike, in case their travels take them here. @latbear4blk is problably a better resource then me, but here’s my two cents so far:

 

Nothing to add, my friend. Your summary has no mistakes. I am just surprised you do not mention bifes de chorizo. You must be a disgusting vegetarian.

 

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Nothing to add, my friend. Your summary has no mistakes. I am just surprised you do not mention bifes de chorizo. You must be a disgusting vegetarian.

 

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I have hammered down Argentinian beef every single meal here....it’s so absurdly cheap i can’t even rationalize it....

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I visited BA 10+ years ago and loved it. Would love to return. One thing hasn’t changed: the Argentine economy is fairly volatile. The peso has been on a steady decline in value for the past 4 or 5 years. Five years ago the exchange rate was just under 5 pesos to the US dollar, and now it is just under 20. But the inflation rates are high and fluctuate. So there can be uncertainty about prices even on a short term basis.

 

Do you have any hotel recommendations?

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The percentage of hot hot guys on that soytuyo.com is VERY high, I need to plan a trip to BA!

 

Be careful, they look good but they do not perform their service so well too often. There is a local discussion forum where you may find some useful information to vet your candidates, but the quality of the conversations and the discussions is extremely low, and it is full of fakers advertising themselves.

 

Buenos Aires may be great for sex if you are lucky, but you do not need any luck to enjoy food, night life, and all the Arts.

 

Amerika, the mega disco mentioned by @tristanbaldwin , is a place to visit if you are still up at 2 AM, when the night actually starts. I have not been there in 20 years, but if things have not changed, I recommend Saturday night. The cover includes a free bar. I would not drink the alcohol from the free bar (they keep open a bar where you can pay for better quality poison). Saturday gets a huge crowd of bisexual and curious straight men, who get drunk and ready to be taken. There is a dark room in the top floor where you were able to have all the sex you wanted. My favorite day to go used to be Sunday, thought. The crowd was more bohemian and horny, they did not need to get smashed to have sex. If you look older than in your early 40s, I would go there as an anthropologic field trip, your chances to hook up would be pretty low.

 

The place to go if you are an older gentleman is Contramano, close to the corner of Santa Fe and Rodríguez Peña. On Sundays they used to have a bear matinee that started earlier. The rest of the days is pointless to go before 2 AM. You pay a cover that includes one or two drinks, and you mingle with a pretty friendly and cruisy crowd. You may meet some young guys that are into older men, for free or for a fee.

 

Again, my info may be outdated.

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Thanks for the report. I haven’t been there since October 1991 when they were using the Austral. I remember Amex receipts for 70,000 australes! The Portenos struck me as more European than the Chileans, and I recall them making a big point of that. Most of the immigrants came from northern Spain and northern Italy, interestingly. I recall that in 1900 Argentina was on the cusp of being a developed industrialized country with a fairly high per capital income. They had one of the first metros in the world. Then came the decades of corruption and military coups and juntas and the country fell into disarray. I’m glad to hear that it’s coming back. Definitely interested in a return visit to both Chile and the Argentine.

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Borges had a great quote about the bougie Argentines, something like an Argentine is an Italian who speaks Spanish and acts like an Englishman.

 

Being Italian, I don't know whether to take this as an insult or not (what does bougie me - bourgeoise?). When the Italians were restricted from coming to the U.S. in the late 1800's - early 1900s many went to Argentina. Half of my grandmothers family came here (U.S.), the other half went to Argentina (Buenos Aires). I still have cousins there. It created a very cosmopolitan atmosphere Buenos Aires (parks, cafes). Moreover, that is why Italians say the current pope is not Argentinian (he is Italian) and the reason the papacy after the Pole/German has returned to normalcy. ;) The only time you will have a "normal" papacy is if an Italian heads it. Italians are a bit less strict when it comes to complying with rules.

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I recall that in 1900 Argentina was on the cusp of being a developed industrialized country with a fairly high per capital income.

Indeed, and industrialised or not the two richest countries (per capita) in 1900 were Argentina and Australia. Argentine won the close race to be the first to send refrigerated beef to Europe (we might have been aiming for lamb, I'm not sure).

an Argentine is an Italian who speaks Spanish and acts like an Englishman

As I recall, the British response to the Argentine seizure of the Falkland Islands stunned the Argentine middle class for just that reason.

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Yes, bougie is an emerging term for bourgeois among Millennials.

 

I missed the French part of Borges’ quote.

https://www.departures.com/travel/travel/buenos-aires

 

I am glad you found the right quote, but I doubt it is Borges'. Of course I may be wrong.

Be careful to make generalizations about Argentina from Buenos Aires. If you go inside the country, specially the Northwest and the Northeast, you will find darker complexions, mixed with the original peoples.

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Completely unrelated to Buenos Aires, there are remnants of Australian agricultural practices and people called Kennedy (and other Anglo names) in rural Paraguay. They are the traces of an 1890s socialist experiment of a new society (New Australia) set up in that country. To illustrate LatBear's point about the influence of the original people, the remaining descendants of the settlers mainly speak Guaraní now.

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@tristanbaldwin, I didn't even know you did these little trip reports (just catching up on some of your other ones now). Much appreciated because this city is on my bucket list.

 

Just to tack on to some of the discussions of foreigners in Argentina, did you know that the country has a sizable population of Irish ancestry? In fact, Che Guevara was of Irish extraction.

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Just to tack on to some of the discussions of foreigners in Argentina, did you know that the country has a sizable population of Irish ancestry? In fact, Che Guevara was of Irish extraction.

There is still a Welsh speaking community in Chubut province. I can remember seeing a BBC program (Songs of Praise) in which they reported on an Argentine doctor working in a hospital in Wales. He spoke Spanish and Welsh, but not English.

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The Patagonia is full of small European communities from Wales, Switzerland, Ireland, England, Scotland, and Germany. I guess weather and landscape are alike.

In the Northwest you have Lebanese and other Middle Eastern countries (again, landscape?).

In the Northeast you have Germans and Jews.

Argentina's Jew population is the second one of the diaspora after NYC's.

But most of the population is mestizo, mixed of Spaniard and original people.

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Well, we have immigrants from all over the world, and also from Ireland, although I do not know whether I would qualify it as "sizable".

 

Not that Wikipedia is any authority but according to it, the Irish-Argentine population numbers from 500,000 - 1 million, making it the largest Irish community in any non-English speaking country and the fifth largest Irish community in the world.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Argentine

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Not that Wikipedia is any authority but according to it, the Irish-Argentine population numbers from 500,000 - 1 million, making it the largest Irish community in any non-English speaking country and the fifth largest Irish community in the world.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Argentine

 

As you said, I would not take wikipedia seriously. A number between 500.000 and 1 million is like a huge range to compare to other Irish communities.

But anyway, perhaps it is right. It would be great if it is true, and perhaps it is.

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Not that Wikipedia is any authority but according to it, the Irish-Argentine population numbers from 500,000 - 1 million, making it the largest Irish community in any non-English speaking country and the fifth largest Irish community in the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Argentine

 

I am sure that the sizable Irish community arrived in Argentina in similar circumstances as the large influx of immigrant Italians. From what I understand the large influx of Irish immigrant occurred in America slightly before the Italians began arriving (hence the tremendous competition between the two groups).

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In the Northeast you have Germans and Jews.

Argentina's Jew population is the second one of the diaspora after NYC's.

But most of the population is mestizo, mixed of Spaniard and original people.

 

I actually walked from my hotel(Lennox, Buenos Aires), to the Recoletta today- and on the way, I attempted to stop off and see the Holocaust museum. However, it simply wasn’t there- I searched a block over in each direction from where iPhone maps had it...perhaps it’s closed?

 

Was truly intrigued to see a foreign country’s view on the Holocaust...especially one that had so many Nazi transplants.

 

Tomorrow am taking the high speed ferry across to Uruguay- @latbear4blk - if you get this message in time..any recommendations there? I’d just as soon ask in private message; but in all honesty the entire community benefits from your great responses, so I might as well ask open..

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