RonanTheBarbarian wrote:I think in these places you really need a phone - if they are anything like Thailand, a lot of the guys do not have a computer at home, and check emails only occasionally.
They all are big texters though!
QueueDeCastor wrote:I came back from Ecuador a few weeks ago...
Beachlover wrote:QueueDeCastor wrote:I came back from Ecuador a few weeks ago...
Wow... Thanks for the great overview on Ecuador, QueueDeCastor. Do you think it'd be easy for a younger guy to hook up (not moneyboys) there or would it be just as difficult?
I think Brazil and Peru are easier countries to visit.
Beachlover wrote:Thanks, QueueDeCastor...
I'm actually coming from Australia so anywhere in South America is a very long way for me, 15hrs+ of flying (compared to only 7-9hrs for Asia).
I'm young so not really interested in the money scene. I found some great general info on Brazil at the maleescortreview.com forum but it is mainly focused on the moneyboy scene (not surprising since it's a site about "escorts"!).
I'll be looking for some info on what the general gay scene... nightclubs and bars etc... is like for gay visitors before I go. Brazil really fascinates me.
QueueDeCastor wrote:I know only Rio and Sao Paulo... Saunas in both cities are separated with ones with MBs and ones without.
QueueDeCastor wrote:I need to know what Brazil fascinates you...
QueueDeCastor wrote:even a budget lodging there now costs more than US$100 a night.
QueueDeCastor wrote:It's sad to see prices are going up at great gay destinations like Brazil and Czech, I'm in search of up and coming places.
Are they going busy every night or does it tend to only be Fri/Sat nights?QueueDeCastor wrote:even a budget lodging there now costs more than US$100 a night.
Yeah I know! What is up with that? In Rio, places under USD$100/night look like complete dumps. USD$120-$200 only gets you budget places. You have to pay USD$250-$350 just get a mid-market hotel. The 5-star hotels all start at USD$400/night and they look old and tired compared to the ones you get in Asia!
Not sure how much time you've spent in Asia but most countries in Asia are pretty cheap and affordable. Even Singapore is cheap compared to Brazil.
QueueDeCastor wrote:Of course weekends are the busiest, but I saw both Sao Paulo and Rio fairy busy on weekday nights.
QueueDeCastor wrote:If you wanna save money in Rio, I'd stay at hostels for US$20-30 a night.
QueueDeCastor wrote:You'll see many advices that it's not a good idea to bring boys to your hotel room in Brazil. Completely different from Thailand.
QueueDeCastor wrote:If you're willing to spend that much in Rio, airfare and visa, but not into MBs, why not going to places like Honolulu and Auckland? They're a lot closer, a lot cleaner, no language barriers, good mix of white, Pacific Islanders and Asians.
Beachlover wrote:Can I assume you're based in the US?
Does that apply to the normal non-money gay scene as much it does to the moneyboy scene or is it different?
Is there any particular reason, aside from the obvious, for it? I read there have been some gay people murdered in their rooms/apartments in past years but these were guys involved in the moneyboy scene.
I also heard in Brazil most hotels don't let you take guests back to your room. Does this mainly just apply to older/younger couples or does it apply to all couples... E.g. if it's two young guys returning from a nightclub, would there still be the same issue?
I've been to New Zealand (though Auckland only passing through) and it doesn't excite me. Hawaii is on my list to visit but South America excites me more.
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