Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Affordable Caribbean: Dominican Republic

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Affordable to whom? Donald Trump?

Curio said...

Nice articles, thanks for the information.

Anonymous said...

If some of these Americans would stop coming down here and paying these boys outrageous amounts of money, it would be affordable. They deserve a fair fee but some of these guys are paying the same as a high class escort in New York.

Anonymous said...

ditto to 10:14pm poster

desperados do desperate things

Anonymous said...

Do the NY escorts give more for their "fee" than the Dominicans? If not, and IF you're willing to pay that high amount in NY, why pay the Dominicans less?

Anonymous said...

I so agree with blogger 9.21. Its a fact that the NY escorts will give you your 59 mins.and expect their money while the Dominican would most times spend the whole night.If they deserve it..I say pay them what they deserve.Some of these guys depend on that to support themselves and their family.

Anonymous said...

Don't rock the boat and leave well enough alone! Pay the going rate 800...1000 pesos. You are not in NYC, so why pay NYC prices?

Anonymous said...

I checked the exchange rate and found out 1000 pesos was only about $28.00..Even by Dominican standards...you could not get a good meal for that price...I realize that everybody is hurting for cash with this economy but still.... when you get good service you SHOULD add a good tip to that miserly 28.00....that cannot rock any boat.

Anonymous said...

Would you pay $5.00 for a cup of coffee in DR because you spend that amount at Starbucks in NYC? Uh, no.

Capiche?

Anonymous said...

I do capiche! Coffee is not about satisfying your sexual pleasure by using people who sell themselves for sex. You're advocating exploitation of humans simply because they are poor and because you can.

Capiche?

Anonymous said...

Right on 01;03!!!!

Anonymous said...

Coffee may not be a sexual pleasure, but it certainly is a sensual one. My hot, morning coffee makes me feel good all over and gets me ready for the day. I agree with the previous poster on not paying more than is required wherever you happen to be.However, if you want to pay $5.00 for a cup of coffee at Paco's or $250.00 for
an "escort" in Santo Domingo then by all means go ahead. You will surely become the most popular tourist in town. And, after all, it is your money!
From Puerto Rico.
Rafael

Anonymous said...

I like my men like I do my coffee...fresh, hot, and black.

Anonymous said...

Let's put this in perspective. I earn 1200 a week on my job; if some nice stranger were to offer me that for a quicky, honey it's ON; and I wouldn't complain of being used. That said, those guys down there may only earn 30 a week on a normal job, so what is this talk of exploitation. Let the market Dick-tate. By the way those same buggarones take your 1000 pesos and buy the chicas for 200; if that.

Anonymous said...

Right on Feb.12 @08:58 p.m.I totally agree with you 100%, from all I have learned when visiting there 1000 paco's is much more than most make in a week so be greatful and happy with what they are given.Has far has I am concerned the price is always agree upon before any action has taken place, right?? so who is complaining anyway???they need to take care of there own business and stay out of others, wouldn't you say????SMILE ....

Anonymous said...

So.. by the same token... if somebody decides to pay more than 1000 pesos...is it anybody's business?

Anonymous said...

Some people like to flash money and pay huge fees to make others feel poor and deprived.....it is not a sexual pleasure, it is about trying to boost one's ego by paying like a millionaire.

Anonymous said...

....or by playing at being a millionaire!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it the typical American to try to pay less to the impoverished vendor anywhere in a poor, third world country that they travel to. Whether it be a Haitian or a poor Vietnamese who worked for days to create something just to etch out an honest living...wouldn't the American..who by the way can afford it, try to haggle the price down to almost nothing, just to say they got it cheap?..and there is no pang of the conscience about it either....

Anonymous said...

Feb 16 8:34, You're right! This is often, but not always the case with ANY first-world traveller - not just Americans. And let's not forget we're talking about more than just an artifact that somebody worked hard to create. This is (comparatively) rich people buying someone's body for a few hours/minutes of purely sexual self-gratification. I'm not saying you have to pay exhorbitant prices, but there's nothing wrong with adding a significant tip; you'll still be paying a helluva lot less than you would in NYC.

The guy who sells you a piece of "art" is probably proud of what he has created. Does anyone think the guy who has to sell you his dick or ass comes away with the same feeling? A lot depends on how you treat him, including how much you pay him.

Anonymous said...

Money makes the world go round and, yes, poverty sucks. However, a lot of these guys do what they do because deep down they like to and the money they get is just the icing on their cake! That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 10:59...you said it better than I could have

Anonymous said...

Whatever you do for the least of these my brothers, you do it to me. Matthew 25:40

Anonymous said...

Oh, brother! I guess even johns who pay for sex must have some standards. Right, Matthew? Time to close this thread...

Anonymous said...

yes...let it go...