An intrepid friend of mine and I got together one Sunday afternoon with the vague idea of exploring the Botero area of Medellin in daytime, which is SOMEWHAT less weird and scary than it is at night. Of course, weird and scary are in the eyes of the beholders, just like beauty is. Some guys like a little weird and scary. My intrepid friend happens to fall in that category.
SO… after meeting up in Parque Bolivar which has a somewhat similar vibe to Botero, we headed west to gawk discreetly at the chicas offering their companionship on the sidewalks in the vicinity of Iglesia Verracruz. The day was partly sunny and slightly humid, but we bravely put up with microscopically less than perfect weather and carried on.
Unlike some mongers, my experience is somewhat limited in that I have never been to Asia. My main experience lies in Costa Rica and now in Medellin, Colombia. So I can’t come up with a good comparison. Calle 6 in San Jose is slightly similar, but only slightly. On Calle 6, most of the chicas are inside the massage parlors, with just a few out on the sidewalk. Where we were walking, virtually ALL of the chicas were on the sidewalk or in the doorways that led upstairs (generally) to the short term hotels where the acts of ‘love’ were performed.
Even on a Sunday afternoon, the area was well populated with sex workers. There were many shapes, sizes, colors and ages available. About all that was absent were 8s, 9s, and 10s. I would have to add that even 7s were in short supply unless you include jail bait, which I don’t. The locals may get away with messing with them, but a gringo has to be a total fool to risk time in a Colombian jail for a few minutes of pleasure.
Back to the subject at hand, my friend an I had only walked about a block through this ‘zona rosa’ when we were greeted by a reasonably attractive girl/woman in her mid-thirties. I wasn’t paying that much attention at first, but I am guessing my friend made more than glancing eye contact with her, which encouraged her to approach. She introduced herself and in what seemed like less than a minute, she and my friend were headed across the street to one of the ‘love’ hotels. Rather than wait in the street for a half hour (or whatever) I decided to move on.
When I talked to him later on, he filled me in on a few details, which I will share here. He paid his companion 20k pesos (about $7) with another 10k ($3.50) for uncovered oral. The room cost a whopping 5k pesos ($1.50). He told me she was very nice, good in bed, and thanked him more than once for his ‘patronage.’ Quite a bargain really. $12 for the whole shebang.