Hookers, Hustlers & Crack heads

Trip Start Jun 13, 2008
Trip End Dec 2008

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Friday, July 18, 2008

  Oh me Gosh. I finally made it to Tamarindo Beach again. The last time I was here in July of 2003 it was totally different. The whores were here, but things have changed substantially in the vibe of the place. Lots of tourist police, fuerza publica and a abundance of private security forces to reaffirm my casual observations. Its almost imposible to walk down the tourist zone or main street at night without being asked for something or offered drugs.

 I'm sitting by myself waiting for Carol, a girl met on the bus and 2  hot hookers ask me if I need a girlfriend for the night. Here we go again. I ask them how much out of sheer curiosity. I get offered another 2 for 1 deal. $100.00 !
I wait for Carol ( who never shows up or gets lost ) She didnt have a phone and I cant get one. It sucks not having a cell phone or being able to get one because the govermnet still operates a monopoly on cellular services. Costa Ricans stand in line awaiting to acquire a cell phone line. On
several occasions in recent years, cell phone demand has outstripped
supply, resulting in phone line shortages and long lines when new lines
finally become available. Proponents of opening the Costa Rican
Electricity Institute's (ICE) telecom monopoly have argued the long
lines will disappear once the market is open to competition. So, even though I brought an unlocked cell phone. I cant purchase or rent  SIM card inorder to stay in touch with peeps round here. Urrgh..

 I talk to a bunch of random locals while I observe old fart gringos solicit prostitutes. Its funny, because these old timers couldnt get laid by these hoes if it wasn't for their fat wallets.
I end up staying at a nice hotel ( $50.00 per night ) but, I finally have all the american standards and free International calls, WIFI and hot water !!, so I am not complaining.  I get up early and head for the beach in the morning. It's not fair to say that it is an ugly beach, but it's not even close to Samara or Carillo although it is tranquil and the waves are decent. I sit there for about 5 hours enjoying the moment while procrastinating the next move and  I get pretty toasted by the sun, but I like it. I'm getting very dark.
 I'm already planning to get the heck out of dodge and find an affordable place to chill, regroup and continue the amazing journey I am currently living.

I am going to Playa del Coco and then San Jose  to find a better deal on living quarters. This place sucks unless you like over priced hookers, hustlers, drugs & crowds. Sad, but true
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mike on

i stay in the same hotel after the one week at Pacifico condo, the hookers definitely stand out but the things i hate is group of hitch-hikers wanting a ride then beg for money once they are in the car, i had a rental suburban. enjoy playa de coco but the best thing is the fish cevichi at the loco dive bar on the beach

therican on

Yeah, it is what it is. Hookers are just a pretty fact of life here. Since, it is perfectly legal in CR for them to offer there services for $30 to $50. And these latinas are soooooooo Hot. hot. hot. Pura Vida, Mae

Michael on

I know a hooker from this area. You can contact her by cellphone.
I was with her three days ago, she even gave me her number.She needs desperatly money, so she only charge 35$ an hour and an overnight deal for 85$. So you can call her, if she is not responding to jazmin you can use her artistic name Odiney.She speaks little english, better you guys speak a little bit of spanish. Her number is (00506) 87370102.

therican on

Thank you for the 411 on da Puta Vida, mae !

MF on

your welcome to take the plane and go back to your hole and shitty bubble in states anytime, our hookers are legal, are hustlers are part of our life and if you dont like it, just go back to your shitty hole, by the way you travel , you are just another yuppie backpacker that we dont really want.

therican on

Hey ya lil' 3rd world teek. We be dropping ur chicas panties like Cortez dropped Aztecs! And, I wish he would have finished the job. Puta Vida, Mae

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