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  1. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Dickhead  [View Original Post]
    Medelln offers the weather connoisseur a full 227 average days of rain per year and an overall average humidity of 67%. About 1750mm of rain a year, or about 70 inches. Furthermore, even the driest month of January averages 12 days of rain. Personally, I like about 12 rainy days a year, not 12 rainy days a month. The comparable numbers for BsAs are 99, ?, 1236mm, 50 inches, and 7 in May through September. From the fact that Medelln has 2.3 times as many rainy days, yet gets only 1.4 times as much rain, one can conclude that when it does rain in BsAs, it rains really, really hard, which anyone who has lived here can certainly confirm.
    I was in MDE last April and the previous April. The weather was mostly clear both times. When it did rain... The casa's were dry and the pussy was wet.

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    Medellín offers the weather connoisseur a full 227 average days of rain per year and an overall average humidity of 67%. About 1750mm of rain a year, or about 70 inches. Furthermore, even the driest month of January averages 12 days of rain. Personally, I like about 12 rainy days a year, not 12 rainy days a month. The comparable numbers for BsAs are 99, ?, 1236mm, 50 inches, and 7 in May through September. From the fact that Medellín has 2.3 times as many rainy days, yet gets only 1.4 times as much rain, one can conclude that when it does rain in BsAs, it rains really, really hard, which anyone who has lived here can certainly confirm.

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  5. #11

    November

    Quote Originally Posted by ElPerro  [View Original Post]
    I'd throw in to miss Medellin's rainy seasons. I was there for much of the March to May rainy season two years back and they ain't kidding. Nothing in BA like it.
    Don't fucking go in November either, it fucking rained several times a day every fucking day in November last year.

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  7. #10
    I would also throw in that for those who have some Spanish but are not fluent, paisas are much easier to understand than porteños. In fact, I would say that colombiano Spanish is probably the clearest to be found in all of Latin America.

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    January

    1) Climate. BA has a four season climate with cool winters and miserably humid summers. MDE is the 'land of eternal spring.' Jan and Feb really suck in BA.

    It is about 0 F as I write this and has been this way for a couple of weeks. Sure would like some of that weather that sucks. Oh, and I've been quite sick with bronchitis for three weeks so I'm stuck here.

    Don B.

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  11. #8
    If you’re a pussy lover, Colombia wins hands down.

    BA sucks in general for pussy, and even when it was good, it was never as good as Colombia.

    Brazil also blows BA away for the pussy / love scene.

    I’m in BA for a couple days for business here and there, and I always long for my Brasileiras and Colombianas.

    Both PFP and girlfriends, BA generally sucks, especially now.

    Of course, this is all my opinion, and I value love and pussy over museums and the best cut steak.

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  13. #7

    Rain

    I'd throw in to miss Medellin's rainy seasons. I was there for much of the March to May rainy season two years back and they ain't kidding. Nothing in BA like it.

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  15. #6
    They are two entirely different cities and two entirely different countries.

    I agree with Dickhead wholeheartedly... Culturally BA is off the charts.

    In the last two months I've visited most of the museums, the current installations equal anything in the US or Europe.

    The food here is outstanding. From the beef to sushi to pasta.

    The music scene here is impressive as well. I've been to some great shows.

    Regarding touring the country... Argentina is huge and has a lot of landscape to offer.

    This is my second trip to BA. I was here this past January & February for 6 weeks. I've been here this time since Nov 15. I would not consider myself an 'old pro'.

    I've spent an equal amount of time in Colombia. It's a third world country and a lot of fun but not nearly as culturally progressive as Argentina.

    Being on the equator, climate is determined by elevation. Bogota is 60 degrees year round while Medellin averages mid 70's to mid 80's. The coast varies between 80's and 90's+.

    The food is fresh but doesn't compare to Argentina. Yup, if I never eat another arepa it will be too soon.

    Whether in MDE or Bogota there are certain barrios where I want a wingman after dark. But you can walk around Poblado in MDE or Zona Rosa and Chapinero in BOG at any hour.

    But lets be honest... We are discussing this on the AP forum... If you want to pursue our hobby, Colombia provides much more opportunity.

    Medellin hands down is a huge playground. There are daytime casa's, strip clubs, nighttime casa's and lots of girls hanging out in Poblado. It is far cheaper than here in BsAs. You can go to a daytime casa and pay $19-23/hr, about $35-40 in most strip clubs and the internet scene runs $50-100 for a couple/few hours. Its not that hard to find any of these places either.

    Prices in Bogota are a little higher but not much.

    That said.... For a great long term (2, 6 or 12 months) lifestyle with (somewhat expensive) monger opportunities, I choose BA. But for short term P4P opportunities, Medellin and Colombia in general is far superior (and much cheaper) than what I've experienced in BA and Cordoba to date.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawman  [View Original Post]
    Hey guys, I have a question for anyone who has stayed in both Argentina AND Colombia for extended periods of time.

    How does Medellin compare with Buenos Aires in a general sense?

    I'm talking about everyday living. I understand that's different for everybody, but I just wanted an idea of how the two compare. I'm sure that someone else has spoken of it, but times have changed over the last few years, so I thought I'd ask anew. I like to stay in apartments because I don't like being controlled on my comings and goings. But I always stay in the historic center of a city so I can walk everywhere, and those are usually safer. In BAs I stayed in a fully-furnished short term apartment in San Telmo, which was perfect (except for the dogsh*t everywhere hehelol). I was wrapped in history, bohemian intellectualism, everything was walking distance, especially really REALLY good restaurants, for a tenth of what I'd pay in America for the same. As far as the weather goes, I'm looking to escape the triple-digit summer heat of where I come from and figured this would be a really nice way to do it. S America stays nice and cool so I'm going to be there for about 6 weeks, and in that sense, I am on a budget.

    The only thing about BAs is that the mongering scene is also dogsh*t. From what I gather, Medellin does not have that problem.

    But what of the rest of it? What are the practicalities of living there compared to living in BAs? Is "walking" also synonymous with "hopscotch"? A warm thanks in advance for the help!

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  17. #5
    To expand a little more on this subject. Medellin is on the equatorial zone. Which means the weather is about the same all year round, except for the rainy seasons. High 60s at night and low 80s during the daytime. Very comfortable. BA has 4 seasons that are just the opposite of the USA. Jan and Feb are very hot and humid. June to Aug. Is winter and can get quite chilly.

    BA does have an old subway system but it goes all over the extensive city limits. Cost is very minimal. Medellin's metro is new and modern, goes to a lot of places but is not extensive to all parts of the city.

    Colombian empanadas are a greasy mess that will drive up your cholesterol levels a few notches.

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  19. #4
    I have lived in both cities and do not find them particularly comparable. I agree Argentina is way less third worldish, especially in and around Buenos Aires.

    1) Climate. BA has a four season climate with cool winters and miserably humid summers. MDE is the 'land of eternal spring.' Jan and Feb really suck in BA.

    2) Food. BA wins hands down and I never want to eat another arepa, ever. But you gotta be a hell of a carnivore to really get into the food in BA, and it is very bland.

    3) Safety. BA is much safer than MDE, especially when comparing the downtown areas.

    4) Walking. BA is a very good city for walking and has a logical grid pattern and better sidewalks.

    5) Public transportation. MDE has the metro but BA has the metro, local trains, and a better and improving bus system. Cabs are not public transportation but are cheaper in MDE.

    6) Pussy. The BA pussy scene is a shadow of its former self and has moved largely to an internet escort model. MDE much better for pussy right now.

    7) Other activities. BA is a world class city with more museums, art galleries, horse tracks, polo grounds, ocean much closer, Iguazu Falls, Bariloche, yadda yadda. Medellín cannot compare in this regard.

    8) Cost. Colombia much cheaper now but Argentina has periodic collapses that provide cheap opportunities.

    9) Getting there. BA is a much longer flight from virtually anywhere, and will be probably double the airfare, maybe close to triple, depending on where you are coming from.

    10) People. Argies are arrogant assholes, more so than colombianos. OTOH argies are much less likely to be carrying a gun.

    Way more differences than similarities between these two cities, in my opinion.

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  21. #3

    Medellin v. Buenos Aires

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawman  [View Original Post]
    Hey guys, I have a question for anyone who has stayed in both Argentina AND Colombia for extended periods of time.

    How does Medellin compare with Buenos Aires in a general sense?

    I'm talking about everyday living. I understand that's different for everybody, but I just wanted an idea of how the two compare. I'm sure that someone else has spoken of it, but times have changed over the last few years, so I thought I'd ask anew. I like to stay in apartments because I don't like being controlled on my comings and goings. But I always stay in the historic center of a city so I can walk everywhere, and those are usually safer. In BAs I stayed in a fully-furnished short term apartment in San Telmo, which was perfect (except for the dogsh*t everywhere hehelol). I was wrapped in history, bohemian intellectualism, everything was walking distance, especially really REALLY good restaurants, for a tenth of what I'd pay in America for the same. As far as the weather goes, I'm looking to escape the triple-digit summer heat of where I come from and figured this would be a really nice way to do it. S America stays nice and cool so I'm going to be there for about 6 weeks, and in that sense, I am on a budget.

    The only thing about BAs is that the mongering scene is also dogsh*t. From what I gather, Medellin does not have that problem.

    But what of the rest of it? What are the practicalities of living there compared to living in BAs? Is "walking" also synonymous with "hopscotch"? A warm thanks in advance for the help!
    Ive been to Medellin about 10Xs and Buenos Aires about 7Xs. I would describe Argentina as a 'developing' country and Colombia as a 3rd World country. Things are much cheaper in Colombia. The sexo scenario is more extensive in Colombia and much cheaper also. BA has some sophistication and class about it and is very walkable. Colombia not very intellectual and you do have to be careful where your walking but with caution you'll have no problems. Theres much more siteseeing places in Argentina than Colombia and bohemian areas. I prefer the food in Argentina. Lots of good steak and other beef. Love those Argentine empanadas. More English spoken in Argentina.

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    It sounds like the answer to your question lies within your question. If all you want to do is monger, especially a short stay, Colombia is probably better. If you want to be a bohemian intellectual who mongers on the side, in a very safe environment, maybe Buenos Aires is better. If you stay in Buenos Aires a long time, for example 2 months, you can get freebies dating on social networks (although it takes patience and not much selection) and you can get pay for play especially slightly used foreigners from other Spanish countries, starting as low as 400 pesos, going up to 300 usd for pretty young Argentines. I imagine that if you stay in Argentina longer, you will find even better free and low cost options.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawman  [View Original Post]
    Hey guys, I have a question for anyone who has stayed in both Argentina AND Colombia for extended periods of time.

    How does Medellin compare with Buenos Aires in a general sense?

    I'm talking about everyday living. I understand that's different for everybody, but I just wanted an idea of how the two compare. I'm sure that someone else has spoken of it, but times have changed over the last few years, so I thought I'd ask anew. I like to stay in apartments because I don't like being controlled on my comings and goings. But I always stay in the historic center of a city so I can walk everywhere, and those are usually safer. In BAs I stayed in a fully-furnished short term apartment in San Telmo, which was perfect (except for the dogsh*t everywhere hehelol). I was wrapped in history, bohemian intellectualism, everything was walking distance, especially really REALLY good restaurants, for a tenth of what I'd pay in America for the same. As far as the weather goes, I'm looking to escape the triple-digit summer heat of where I come from and figured this would be a really nice way to do it. S America stays nice and cool so I'm going to be there for about 6 weeks, and in that sense, I am on a budget.

    The only thing about BAs is that the mongering scene is also dogsh*t. From what I gather, Medellin does not have that problem.

    But what of the rest of it? What are the practicalities of living there compared to living in BAs? Is "walking" also synonymous with "hopscotch"? A warm thanks in advance for the help!
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    How does Medellin compare with Buenos Aires in a general sense?

    Hey guys, I have a question for anyone who has stayed in both Argentina AND Colombia for extended periods of time.

    How does Medellin compare with Buenos Aires in a general sense?

    I'm talking about everyday living. I understand that's different for everybody, but I just wanted an idea of how the two compare. I'm sure that someone else has spoken of it, but times have changed over the last few years, so I thought I'd ask anew. I like to stay in apartments because I don't like being controlled on my comings and goings. But I always stay in the historic center of a city so I can walk everywhere, and those are usually safer. In BAs I stayed in a fully-furnished short term apartment in San Telmo, which was perfect (except for the dogsh*t everywhere hehelol). I was wrapped in history, bohemian intellectualism, everything was walking distance, especially really REALLY good restaurants, for a tenth of what I'd pay in America for the same. As far as the weather goes, I'm looking to escape the triple-digit summer heat of where I come from and figured this would be a really nice way to do it. S America stays nice and cool so I'm going to be there for about 6 weeks, and in that sense, I am on a budget.

    The only thing about BAs is that the mongering scene is also dogsh*t. From what I gather, Medellin does not have that problem.

    But what of the rest of it? What are the practicalities of living there compared to living in BAs? Is "walking" also synonymous with "hopscotch"? A warm thanks in advance for the help!

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