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Droid's South America Report II, Manizales

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Droid's South America Report II, Manizales

Post by droid » December 21st, 2015, 11:40 am

Ok it took forever but I finally put the last part of the Colombia report together.
The first part was on this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=25056&hilit=droid% ... %27s+south

I'm going to keep it short and to the point, with the good and the bad, since I've already moved on and I'm in Vietnam already. Forgive the sloppy writing.
Also, I will just post the pictures and comment them below, as opposed to linking the album.
As always, please don't quote the whole post.

This report just covers Manizales, as i spent the most time there.
I must do a quick recap about Colombia first, and say the other cities don't have as many beautiful women.
Bogota in particular has the ugliest women, but with the worst attitude/entitlement.

Manizales is a nice place with great landscapes and truly smoking hot women, as well as economically priced lodging/apartments and food.
Not even Vietnam is coming close to the low prices. I had full meals for U$2 and rented a top tier 1-bedroom apartment for U$200, including parking, 24h security, and
maintenance. Utilities ran me about U$40 a month for gas, water and electricity combined.

There is a system of strata here when it comes to classifying properties and charging for utilities (Colombia has a pseudo-socialist system).
This scale goes from 1-6, and even though I was on the "6" bracket i just spent $230 a month on my place. I'm telling you, this city is hard to beat for costs.

The single most important tool you need in Colombia is a smartphone and WHATSUP installed ont it.
Without Whatsup you simply don't exist here. Can't stress this enough.

On to the women.
Some of you have followed my posts along, and as I've stated this is not exactly a cakewalk. I rank them in my behavioral scale of c*nt-to-doll as 0.4 lol.
They're easier to connect with than AW, not as detached, have some manners, and will let you play your cards.
Manizales women are the hottest ones in Colombia hands down, if you're into the latino, castizo or whiter ones, great variety. And the ratios are very good, you see hot women everyhere you go.

Problem here is even though they're so many, they won't pick up any of the slack, at least initially, and all of the burden is on the man. They will check guys out but will not
move a finger to get anything happening. Contrary to popular belief, colombian women aren't really that flirtatious, it really only depends on how much of an 'entertainer' the man is.
After you've built enough rapport they will open up and be very affectionate, but not initially. I mean, i guess that's the tradeoff for them forgiving your looks and wallet, you have to "entertain", including dancing.
I actually got asked to dance a couple of times, but i was told this was a rarity lol.

I managed to "pull" a few women, 35, 29, and 25, but they weren't superhot, except the last one, which was kind of a "9" in my book. I mean this would never happen in the states so I definitely was "happier abroad"
for a while.
But don't expect a "rockstar treatment" if you're not actually one here lol, it don't work like that, you have to work hard at it. That's why i say this might not be the best place for introverted types or newbies.
The bar/dance scene can be cliquish and hard to break into, especially if you are not super young.
I put great effort into improving my dancing and managed to get a 50% success when asking to dance/repeat, i was kind of "happy" with this lol, a great improvement for me.

There is not much of a ONS culture here, women can be slutty/cheaters, but even for those it will take a few dates or some courting time and/or circle.
I would say the culture is in a transition that colludes traditional values together with "modern" as well as "tropical" values. Heck you could write a book on this alone.
You have the 'courting' thing as well as some modern princess sysndrome "you have to fight our relationsip", and reggeton sexuality.

Tattos are really becoming ubiquitious here too, about one quarter of the girls were sporting one, mainly shoulder-blades, not tramp-stamps fortunately Lol.
A few chumps already have 'sleeves' and of course you see the now global fake-mountainman.

One of the things to take note is that they will forgive your looks, height and wallet, but not your age. Very small age gaps here, 1-3 years at most. And 18-22 yo's would not give me the time of day,
even though every one said I looked 25.

You also have the thing with the single-momhood. As I've posted before, this is a real epidemic in Colombia, and Manizales is no exception. Any girl over 20 already has 1-2 kids.
The only real chance to get kid-free women is in college, but then the age thing described above applies.

Main thing with these girls is RAPPORT, above all else. If you are a younger dude with time to spare and you settle there in school or work, have reasonable social skills, and a reasonable income/stash,
it will be worth it for you to spend a few months or even a couple years there.
You may find a really smoking hot family-oriented gem and might even settle there, it's a great life for U$600-U$800/month.

I should add a quick note on p4p:
Did it a few times but it's a shot in the dark, most girls aren't that attractive, BUT sometimes you find a centerfold you only dreamed of back in the chumpszone, in this sense it' a great 'treatment' lol.
You're better off in the bigger cities.


So anyhow, I will add some social pictures later on in here, i just don't feel comfortable exposing myself or people I've met, like some other guys do here.

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There are really great highways now, 95% percent in excellent condition. I felt like driving in California sometimes. Tolls can be $1-$3

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The best invention to finally get chumps to "aim" lol

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Mountains are held in place with huge steel anchoring systems. Some of this work is monumental.

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That's the driver on the right. Apparently he had to swerve to spare the life of a stupid biker coming the wrong way. The biker left the scene of course.
Sorry I'm not fond of bikers lol

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The globally-ubiquitous cloned leftist-hipster. Found in rapper and "right wing" yuppie flavors as well.
You can see my apartment building on the background.

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Public transportation, U$0.30

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The "Cable" area, the more upscale partying/bar scene, on both sides of Santander avenue.

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Great landscapes everywhere. This is a geo-thermal pool center. The therapeutical, low-ph water comes from nearby volcanoes.
I lost those pics though, will add them later. Entry cost about U$4-6.

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Main Manizales downtown gothic cathedral.

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Agro-expo fair

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This is one of those hearty breakfasts for U$2

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This was a "10" horse riding girl. Super-hot but a bit of an attitude. I had a bunch other pics but lost them too, as well as others from the same horse riding festival. Interestingly, men are now forbidden from riding, supposedly due to conduct. However, that night I was asked to ride one horse back home with other people, about 5 miles, as there was no rider. That was fantastic!, no pics though :cry:

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One of the places you can rent for U$100-200 a day. Not bad at all if you have a few people. I was here with my local friend and his family.

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Went to the active "Ruiz" volcano early in the morning with my girl and her dad. An incredible experience. This memory really added to the heartache when we broke up.

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Creeks loaded with ash

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My girl's dad. Great down to earth guy. I was freaking falling with the family too. It felt "right" to have an in-law for a short while lol.

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I even ended up producing a song.
*JUST KIDDING, those familiar with the HA forum know it's an inner parody here.

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At the end I was kind of sad to let go of my car after all the experience. I bough it for 5K and was really lucky to sell it for the same amount. I just spent on gas and some tires Lol.
1)Too much of one thing defeats the purpose.
2)Everybody is full of it. What's your hypocrisy?

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Re: Droid's Southamerica Report II, Manizales

Post by Ghost » December 22nd, 2015, 1:59 am

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Re: Droid's Southamerica Report II, Manizales

Post by droid » December 22nd, 2015, 3:40 pm

Ghost wrote:Thanks for the trip report, Droid. Sounds passable as an HA destination, although I can tell I wouldn't fit there. I don't pay the entertainer role as a pre-requisite for getting women, and I don't dance. I'm still in my 20s, so I guess that would check out, but I'm not attractive either. I know you said they forgive looks, but I think Latins are more into looks than Asians so I'm sure it would matter.

The country itself looks beautiful though. It might be nice to visit just for that. And since p4p is legal or tolerated there, no need to have blue balls if dating doesn't work out.

Did you save up money to live down there for awhile, or work remotely, or do you have passive income?

I think you'll like Vietnam much better. :)
Yep it's not for everyone, it might have been in the last 20-30 years, but it's changing fast.

The countryside is unbelievable. Great food, great sights. I have to find the pics of those geothermal pools...

As far as dough, I was fortunate enough to work in engineering to build a relatively modest but proportionate stash for all of this, thankfully.
Now I kind of have to start generating income again soon, either by advancing some of the AI libraries I've posted about and other software ideas, or freelancing for my former employer.
I've found it difficult to create a mental and time structure for this though, with all the distractions.
However, I really like software since thankfully it may provide location independence.

Yess, so far Vietnam is a great location :P ....... the difference was immediate, from the moment I sat on the plane.
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Re: Droid's South America Report II, Manizales

Post by zboy1 » December 22nd, 2015, 4:34 pm

Great report Droid! Colombian women are super hot and attractive. Be honest: How does being abroad feel? How does it feel getting away from the Western world? I bet you're a lot happier there, I'm guessing.

When I came to China, I felt a lot happier there than back home, even though I felt like a stranger and outsider, at times. But it was worth it! I get depressed whenever I go back to America or visit other Anglo/Western countries like England or Canada. The West is so finished. ...

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