I'm a new IFTC member and muy impressed with the depth and breadth of information provided and with the folks contributing this information.
A bit about myself. I am fairly new to the mongering life, with my initial foray a trip to Costa Rica in May 2012, following a divorce. Had an incredible time over my 8 days there, split between San Jose (at the Hotel Little Havana, now Scores) and Jaco (Claritas Beach Resort). Was in the process of planning a return trip to Costa Rica, or perhaps Medellin Colombia (which I heard a lot of good things about), when I came across your forum through Google. Impressed with IFTC's information regarding BB and FOD, I am in the process of planning my first DR trip in the Fall (based on flight rates from Boston). Looking for a 7-8 night stay, split between BB and FOD.
As a new Fast Pass IFTC member, I have read the awesome trip reports and advice... until my eyes have blurred. I have questions that hopefully you guys can help me find on the forum or answer directly. Some of these may be more appropriate on another thread. If so, let me know... still acclimating myself.
For many, this can be a sensitive topic. Tipping too little can cause resentment and less than optimal performance from the service providers. At the same time, tipping too much can cause monger resentment, as overtipping can gradually lead to higher prices or expectations. What I am looking for is a reasonable range that all would consider satisfactory. Specifically (and I am addressing my upcoming BB and FOD experience here)...
- Beyond the ST/TLN fixed price, is it desirable/expected to tip the chicas? If so, how much, and based on what criteria?
- I've read on the forum where customers sometimes give inexpensive gifts to the chicas. Is that typical? What kind of gifts are most appreciated and what price range is reasonable?
- When is it appropriate to buy drinks/food for chicas? How much is reasonable and how much is too much?
- What is appropriate tips for maids, bartenders working for BB/FODS?
- What is appropriate tip for transport (e.g. Miguel, Carlos) to/from airport, BB, Sosua?
Are the meds here reliable, like similar prescription meds in US? I know there are a lot of fakes on the market here in the US, as I'm sure there are everywhere. I'm assuming the generic brands for Cialis (tadalafil) or Viagra (sildenafil citrate) are the most cost effective, but how to know you're getting the real thing. Is it better to bring my own stash (Sildenifil 20mg)?
I see through the forum that mongers can communicate and get to know some of the BB/FOD chicas beforehand through either Facebook or something called Whatsap, (or Skype?). Where/how can I find more information about this as well as contact information?
Have gotten a ton of information and pics of the current BB/FOD chica lineup. Thanks to all of you who have shared this information. I will be sure to pay it forward. Although I have taken notes, based on your reviews, I know the lineup changes, opinions vary, and we all have our favorite sexual peccadilloes (for me, DFK, BBBJ, decent massage, GFE) that can determine our choices. On arrival who is best to speak to to get the current details on this (eg Jeff, Petro, Nico, Mamasan)?
Are there some chica expectaions or is all dependent on the provider, and thus negotiable. For example, in an ST session, where I may pop early, I would like to continue being affectionate for at least the full hour I am paying for, rather than the chica immediately getting up to shower. Is this something that must be specified up front?
Sounds like Yennys is the place to go for BB. How about FOD?
I read on the site a great report on a group (chicas and customers) catamaran trip, that looked like a lot of fun. Is this something that can be arranged at BB/FOD, or is a scheduled event?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.