The rich furnishings and sumptuous decoration were overwhelming for a financially struggling middle class family from the suburbs of Boston.
Our accommodations were far beyond our family budget but we were paying the single room rate thanks to my friend Michelle and her half brother, Robbie.
NOTE: I wrote this post about my experience dating women in Medellin back in April of 2013.
Over the past 5 years I’ve dated many Colombian women and I frequently update this post.
I am aware of the underworld of sex tourism in Colombia and I am aware that there are many strip clubs, and brothels in Medellin.
When I first arrived here, there wasn’t yet a complete guide to dating paisa women.
The Toltec Suite on the top floor of Ritz Carlton Cozumel was spectacular.
With four large bedrooms arranged over two floors each having an incredible ocean view, it was like a different world.
Personally, I feared people going nuts amidst expectations like those, so I suggested that our family go camping — away from the city. She’d competed in dressage as a child and played soccer until the age of 18, when she found she preferred solo sports to the pressure of “letting down a team for some stupid mistake.” Kickboxing came naturally; she partially credits the genes she inherited from her bodybuilder father. An actor friend encouraged her to follow through, so she replied.
Around October, my partner Katie and I took a weekend RV ride to scout the right camping spot for the New Year’s trip, which would include the two of us, my nine-year-old son Caleb, his dad, Richard, and our friend Joni. First, we stayed at a big RV park in the Coachella Valley. That is, she can only stand cotton next to her skin. Then, when the casting agency requested an acting reel, she put one together on the fly using another friend’s local production studio.