Friday, April 30, 2010

La Avispa is a GAY Club.... but

La Avispa is the ONLY gay PLACE to be on a Sunday night in San Jose.

"Every once in awhile, something a little 'gay' makes it onto the pages of this blog.... and this is one of those times. La Avispa is one of the oldest gay night clubs in San Jose Costa Rica and on one particular night, it's the place to be. Sunday nights at La Avispa draws a HUGE crowd and a really quite diverse crowd at that. The following was posted on my other blog: Doin GAY Costa Rica so if you're one of my more 'open-minded' readers and are ever in San Jose with nothing to do on a Sunday night..... I think you'd have a GREAT night out, straight or otherwise. Oh, D'Angelo and myself don't only go to gay bars, we'll have a video and post on 'Vertigo' one of the BEST night clubs in all of Central America... and straight."

D'Angelo and myself love, Love, LOVE Avispa Discotheque and there IS no better place to party on a Sunday night. I've already written about La Avispa (the wasp) before and if you want a more in-depth look at one of San Jose's favorite gay hang-outs, then go HERE.

Not much has changed since my original article- La Avispa is till the SHIT, except maybe for ONE thing: We made a MUCH better VIDEO to show you the happenings at la Avispa on a Sunday night.


La Avispa is notorious for guys trying to separate you from your MONEY. Many will show interest, start dancing with you... and of course want you to buy them drinks,,,, I'm sure you get the picture, but if you decide to play that 'game', just be careful where it leads.

BUT also- this happened when we were La Avispa. We saw our friend Ed dancing with a really CUTE, twink boy. Nothing against Ed, but something just wasn't adding up,,,,, we told him to be CAREFUL and watch himself. Not 5 minutes later when they were dancing, kissing etc. a tranny, working in tandem with CUTE, twink boy, tried to gangster Ed's wallet......problem was, even though Ed was being distracted, his wallet had a chain on, needless to say, he felt the tug. Next thing I know, a tranny goes flying against the wall. CUTE, twink boy got away, the tranny was not so lucky and was picked up by La Avispa security........ you've been warned. Other than that,,,GREAT place to have a GREAT time.

So here it is, our brand new VIDEO on La Avispa. ENjoY!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Casa Alfi Hotel in San Jose

Casa Alfi Hotel is located in the HEART of San Jose Costa Rica, which in this case is a GOOD thing.

Specifically, Casa Alfi is a boutique hotel (some say B & B) in the center of San Jose, Costa Rica conveniently located 200 meters south, on the new pedestrian boulevard from the National Theatre, Grand Hotel and Plaza de la Cultura- talk about location, location, location.

Casa Alfi just isn't the sort of place you expect to find in the middle of San Jose- this is also a GOOD thing.

D'Angelo and myself got a chance to stay at Casa Alfi for a couple nights to check the place out. And I gotta say we were happy we did. At first, with the low rates, one wouldn't expect too much, maybe a step-up or two from an overpriced hostel, but that is not the case with Casa Alfi. Casa Alfi has its own eclectic charm as the place has somewhat of a Hemingway feel about it, with its various antiques, artwork and wood fixtures about. Even the birdcage is no ordinary birdcage. Alfi, the owner (duh!), is an artist, poet and a great chef, hell, he may be Hemingway reincarnated, who's to say. But Alfi has done quite a bit of traveling himself (again, a Hemingway reference) so he makes for some great conversation over a cocktail or two.

We would say Casa Alfi Hotel is best suited for business men, backpackers who need a nice place for a few days after traveling in the 'hostel' world, those traveling on a budget, couple's, or people who want to be centrally located around shopping, restaurants, museums and other points of interest in San Jose or ANYONE who want's a nice place to stay without paying through the nose to stay there.

Anyway, here's our VIDEO REVIEW of Casa Alfi Hotel:

If you happen to stay at Casa Alfi Hotel after seeing our REVIEW, it would be WAY COOL if you mentioned us.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Robbed and BEAT UP on the Bus

Back from San Jose, Costa Rica after a week of ADVENTURES and video-taping. It appears because of what happened yesterday on our way home, I can't talk about the BUSES in Costa Rica enough. Here's the story, it's worth a read if you're planning a trip to Costa Rica and traveling around by bus.

We went to 'La Parada de San Carlos' (the bus stop in San Jose to get to La Fortuna by way of San Carlos aka Ciudad Quesada). You would need another bus stop if you want to get to La Fortuna via San Ramon- La Parada de San Ramon.

Everything was fine, we got to San Carlos and stopped long enough for a quick bathroom, snack break and we were on our way. A few minutes outside of San Carlos the bus breaks down. Within 30 minutes we were on another bus (not bad considering it's Costa Rica), but since we had to scramble for seats, D'Angelo and myself were situated in the back of the bus, our friend Ed, who went with us to San Jose, was more in the middle of the bus. If we wouldn't have broken down, we would have all been sitting close to each other and things probably would have unfolded much different.

The closer we got to La Fortuna, the more the bus filled up, so people were standing in the aisles. Commotion ensued by our friend Ed. I heard him yell, "I saw you take it!" Apparently a man pickpocketed a wallet from an Israeli man's baggy, cargo-style shorts. The Israeli man's girlfriend was yelling, Ed was in the 'face' of the original perpetrator and another man, was headed to the back door of the bus, followed closely by the Israel man. I heard him say, "You can have the wallet, just give me my credit cards."

Like I mentioned, if we were all sitting together, I DEFINITELY would have been more involved, but this was happening fast and quite frankly, D'Angelo and myself really didn't know 'who' did 'what' to 'who'.

Israeli man followed the guy off the bus. *I should mention, this 2nd perpetrator was BIG for a Tico, wide shoulders, big arms, tattoos, I'm sure you get the picture and Israel man was pretty much the opposite, skinny, tall and probably hadn't been in a fight in his entire life. Israel man and perpetrator 2 were off the bus in front of the back door when I heard Israeli man say something like, "What the fuck man..." and that's when I saw the punch- one HARD punch to be exact and Israeli man went down, he wasn't knocked out, but definitely 'dazed and confused' for about 5 minutes.

So, perpetrator 2 got away and if perpetrator 2 was the 'thug' of the group, this other dude was a complete PUSSY- kinda big, but was pleading and whining and crying telling anyone who would listen he didn't do it- like the little BITCH that he was......... Ed didn't AGREE and neither did the others on the bus who wouldn't let him leave....... and either did the police who arrested him.

*Israeli man was fine after about 15 minutes accept for the nice size cut on his head.

GUYS- it's all about distraction here, KEEP on EYE on your STUFF, in the overhead luggage compartment and what's in your pocket..................... it only takes a SECOND.

Better yet, money belts, money in your socks or fanny packs (way gay but very effective) are much better options than the pocket of a baggy pair of cargo shorts. And the only reason it unfolded like it did, is because Ed saw the guy do it, Israeli man didn't have a CLUE.

Don't be CLUELESS- because when shit like this happens to you and you BLAME Costa Rica- it pisses us OFF (I'm not sayin Israeli man would do this......I'm just sayin.) Be VIGILANT and AWARE at all times and you will cut down your risk factor to almost ZERO.

But really, fanny packs are GAY.

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