I Got Punched in the Face at a Gay Dance Club in Lima

 

I’m dancing with the girl in yellow, pivoting and swirling, a little surprised that she had returned but resolute that this dance will be better than the last.

She smiles and matches my movements, following more closely than last time, more easily picking up my improvisational modern dance movements over my more traditional and slightly flawed Latin dance moves from 15 minutes previous.

And then she’s a fist.

Or rather, where she was just a moment ago is a fist. A fist that connects with my right cheek. Boom.

I’m confused for a moment and then I realize that the guy in gray is standing in front of me, ready to hit again, and my gay posse is holding him back, dragging him away from me and from what he clearly wants to do: hit me again and again until I can’t dance with his girl any more.

The Other Club

The night started like any other since I’ve been in Lima. I was sitting at my laptop, desperately trying to find a way out that would circumvent the transportation strike that had held the country in a choke-hold for the better part of a week.

A pseudo-friend who I helped set up his WiFi connection the day before comes up to me and introduces himself, first names finally exchanged. He goes upstairs and friends me on Facebook, sending me an instant message and inviting me out with him and his friends to a bar a few blocks away.

My stomach was a little tremulous (as it had been since I arrived in Lima) but I decided to go out, desperate for some excuse to separate myself from the hostel that I’d been cloistered in since I arrived many days before.

I put on my leather shoes instead of rocking the flip-flops I’ve been sporting since I arrived and it turns out to be a good idea. It’s a club, not a bar, and a gay club at that. People are fancy and I’m feeling not fancy.

But apparently I’m LOOKING fancy, because the attention is overwhelming.

Lots of people – men and women – are accidentally bumping into me and striking up conversations or staggering my way with extra drinks they happened to get from the bar.

This isn’t terribly uncommon, but it’s a little strange. I haven’t showered today and honestly was only prepared for a sportsbar or some such. Yawn.

The Girl in Yellow

But then I notice a girl walk in who changes things. She’s wearing a yellow 80′s oversized shirt and shiny black leggings. She’s kind of my type and dancing seductively.

I take this opportunity to tell my compatriots that I’m not gay, but that’s the kind of girl I’m into if they want to be my wingmen.

Chica Amarilla (yellow girl) and I exchange eye contact a few times from across the club but that’s it. When she comes our way, my new friends make sure to find out what she thinks of me.

Everything seems to be on the up-and-up. She’s kinda’ into me, too, and her gay friends seem to approve as well (this is very important). I’m in.

Local Sport

In South America, it would seem, it’s not good to show your hand before you rummy. For me to express too much interest would be a death warrant, and she would be bored before we started.

I rail against this rule and then try to accept it. I went into this night with no expectations…it wouldn’t be the end of the world if I ignore this girl and nothing happens.

So I do so. She sways by from time to time, and then my friends tell me that the party is moving to another club. I’m game. I consciously don’t look her way as we leave to see if she notices.

Oh, the games we play.

Knights and Dragons

We walk 4 or 5 blocks across downtown Lima to a place that is even more fabulous than the last. Apparently that other club closes at 3, and this one closes at 5. ‘What time is it?’ I say in Spanish. ’3,’ one of my friends replies. Ah. Got it.

After about 20 minutes at the new club (it’s medieval themed!), Chica Amarilla shows up with her crew of two guys, the Guy in Grey and another, less description-worthy fellow. Both sit down at the bar and she starts dancing.

I’m noticing her out of the corner of my eye but disciplining myself into not ogling.

I’m dancing with my friends and she wanders over. One after the other they dance with her and I finish my drink as I await my turn.

I step up to bat and the DJ is playing a distinctly Latin beat. I do okay, but I give myself a 5 out of 10, tops. She clearly ranks me the same and heads back to her crew, scooping up the non-Grey fellow and starting to dance.

I head back to my possee, defeated and let down, sipping more beer as it’s handed to me and dancing up a storm. The music shifts and my moves come out. I’m FEELING it. This is a good thing.

She’s watching from across the club and I know it. I’m ignoring her pretty well (my ignoring skills are up to a 7 out of 10 on a good night). After a little while she comes back over and gestures at me with her finger, ‘You, over here’ it says.

I come over obediently (after a few minutes of dance-foreplay), moving in sync with her rhythm and impressing the onlookers. The floor opens up a bit.

After a few minutes, out of nowhere a hand claps my right cheek and it’s over. Damnation.

Cultural Differences

My first response after the Guy in Grey hit me in the face was to apologize. I realized what was going on pretty quickly ‘Oh shit, that’s his GIRLFRIEND, not his beard like I assumed.’ My bad. Lo siento. I didn’t realize.

But my friends, after pulling him back from his assault, said that this would be no good. ‘He’s a local and has the bouncers on his side,’ they said. ‘And he’s just jealous..she did this to you. She told him that you touched her ass or something like that and he hit you.’

I was flummoxed.

‘Can you go over there and tell him I didn’t realise she had a boyfriend and that I want to buy him a drink?’ I begged one of my compatriots.’It’s just a misunderstanding I’m sure. I hate to feel like I can’t go over to the bar because he’s sitting over there.’

They weren’t having it. He was itching for a fight, they said, and she was itching for attention from her man. I had provided the fuel for both and that was that. Anything I could do would only make things worse.

They pulled me away to leave and I didn’t look over to the Chica Amarilla or the Guy in Grey. I felt betrayed by both, one for using me to feel loved and the other for ruining my opinion of his city.

85 comments

  1. Hahaha…. sorry to hear about your face, but at least you’ll have a great story to tell for life. Try Quito, Ecuador. The girls there love Americans and have no problem with overt interest. Just make sure you know who their “friends” are ;)

  2. Hahaha…. sorry to hear about your face, but at least you’ll have a great story to tell for life. Try Quito, Ecuador. The girls there love Americans and have no problem with overt interest. Just make sure you know who their “friends” are ;)

  3. Hahaha…. sorry to hear about your face, but at least you’ll have a great story to tell for life. Try Quito, Ecuador. The girls there love Americans and have no problem with overt interest. Just make sure you know who their “friends” are ;)

  4. Hahaha…. sorry to hear about your face, but at least you’ll have a great story to tell for life. Try Quito, Ecuador. The girls there love Americans and have no problem with overt interest. Just make sure you know who their “friends” are ;)

  5. Yellow 80’s oversized shirt and shiny black leggings: tell-tale signs that you might end your night punched in the face. But hey, no one blames you for trying!

  6. Yellow 80’s oversized shirt and shiny black leggings: tell-tale signs that you might end your night punched in the face. But hey, no one blames you for trying!

  7. Yellow 80’s oversized shirt and shiny black leggings: tell-tale signs that you might end your night punched in the face. But hey, no one blames you for trying!

  8. Yellow 80’s oversized shirt and shiny black leggings: tell-tale signs that you might end your night punched in the face. But hey, no one blames you for trying!

  9. Lol Fail. It happens though, thats what broads do, sounds no different from an american club experience.

  10. Lol Fail. It happens though, thats what broads do, sounds no different from an american club experience.

  11. Lol Fail. It happens though, thats what broads do, sounds no different from an american club experience.

  12. I don’t have the time to read this post right now, but that is one helluva title! If your aim is to entice people to read on, that’s a successful title.

  13. I don’t have the time to read this post right now, but that is one helluva title! If your aim is to entice people to read on, that’s a successful title.

  14. What? No more pictures!?!
    Let’s see what all the fuss was about regarding the lady in yellow.

    As a side note, try to look at this a learning experience. I’m sure not all of Lima is filled with edgy people just waiting to beat people’s brains in…though I know you’ve had a tough time there.

    I also like the way you told this story, with some nice foreshadowing to capture the readers attention and then dipping back into a gripping tale of love, revenge, and violence!

  15. What? No more pictures!?!
    Let’s see what all the fuss was about regarding the lady in yellow.

    As a side note, try to look at this a learning experience. I’m sure not all of Lima is filled with edgy people just waiting to beat people’s brains in…though I know you’ve had a tough time there.

    I also like the way you told this story, with some nice foreshadowing to capture the readers attention and then dipping back into a gripping tale of love, revenge, and violence!

  16. What? No more pictures!?!
    Let’s see what all the fuss was about regarding the lady in yellow.

    As a side note, try to look at this a learning experience. I’m sure not all of Lima is filled with edgy people just waiting to beat people’s brains in…though I know you’ve had a tough time there.

    I also like the way you told this story, with some nice foreshadowing to capture the readers attention and then dipping back into a gripping tale of love, revenge, and violence!

  17. What? No more pictures!?!
    Let’s see what all the fuss was about regarding the lady in yellow.

    As a side note, try to look at this a learning experience. I’m sure not all of Lima is filled with edgy people just waiting to beat people’s brains in…though I know you’ve had a tough time there.

    I also like the way you told this story, with some nice foreshadowing to capture the readers attention and then dipping back into a gripping tale of love, revenge, and violence!

  18. It seems it wasn’t a great night man. Could be worse. At least try to keep up your spirit, one letdown won’t ruin everything.

    It sure was a bit of a bad moment, but hey that’s the past and you are in the now. Cheer up a bit and let’s see if you can get something better than the Chica Amarilla.

  19. It seems it wasn’t a great night man. Could be worse. At least try to keep up your spirit, one letdown won’t ruin everything.

    It sure was a bit of a bad moment, but hey that’s the past and you are in the now. Cheer up a bit and let’s see if you can get something better than the Chica Amarilla.

  20. It seems it wasn’t a great night man. Could be worse. At least try to keep up your spirit, one letdown won’t ruin everything.

    It sure was a bit of a bad moment, but hey that’s the past and you are in the now. Cheer up a bit and let’s see if you can get something better than the Chica Amarilla.

  21. It seems it wasn’t a great night man. Could be worse. At least try to keep up your spirit, one letdown won’t ruin everything.

    It sure was a bit of a bad moment, but hey that’s the past and you are in the now. Cheer up a bit and let’s see if you can get something better than the Chica Amarilla.

  22. woah, that was a nice read but feel sorry that you got the fist instead of the girl. i hate those little jealousy games people play. keep ya head up!

  23. woah, that was a nice read but feel sorry that you got the fist instead of the girl. i hate those little jealousy games people play. keep ya head up!

  24. woah, that was a nice read but feel sorry that you got the fist instead of the girl. i hate those little jealousy games people play. keep ya head up!

  25. woah, that was a nice read but feel sorry that you got the fist instead of the girl. i hate those little jealousy games people play. keep ya head up!

  26. tough situation dude… I usually tend to stay away from girls that are hanging out with guys for that very reason. If I do find myself talking to a girls surrounded by guys its usually best to find out the dynamic of the group pretty quickly (ie is she anyone’s gf or sister).

    better luck 2nite!

  27. tough situation dude… I usually tend to stay away from girls that are hanging out with guys for that very reason. If I do find myself talking to a girls surrounded by guys its usually best to find out the dynamic of the group pretty quickly (ie is she anyone’s gf or sister).

    better luck 2nite!

  28. tough situation dude… I usually tend to stay away from girls that are hanging out with guys for that very reason. If I do find myself talking to a girls surrounded by guys its usually best to find out the dynamic of the group pretty quickly (ie is she anyone’s gf or sister).

    better luck 2nite!

  29. tough situation dude… I usually tend to stay away from girls that are hanging out with guys for that very reason. If I do find myself talking to a girls surrounded by guys its usually best to find out the dynamic of the group pretty quickly (ie is she anyone’s gf or sister).

    better luck 2nite!

  30. I’ll never understand why some people behave so ridiculous, but there’s nothing we can do against it, I’m afraid. Understand well your first reaction trying to fix things up, but maybe your frieds were right and it was better to leave.

    Anyway, this story was a good read (the irony of getting into a fight about a girl in a GAY club…), and I’m glad the situation didn’t escalate. As Vinay says: “Better luck 2nite”!

  31. I’ll never understand why some people behave so ridiculous, but there’s nothing we can do against it, I’m afraid. Understand well your first reaction trying to fix things up, but maybe your frieds were right and it was better to leave.

    Anyway, this story was a good read (the irony of getting into a fight about a girl in a GAY club…), and I’m glad the situation didn’t escalate. As Vinay says: “Better luck 2nite”!

  32. I’ll never understand why some people behave so ridiculous, but there’s nothing we can do against it, I’m afraid. Understand well your first reaction trying to fix things up, but maybe your frieds were right and it was better to leave.

    Anyway, this story was a good read (the irony of getting into a fight about a girl in a GAY club…), and I’m glad the situation didn’t escalate. As Vinay says: “Better luck 2nite”!

  33. I’ll never understand why some people behave so ridiculous, but there’s nothing we can do against it, I’m afraid. Understand well your first reaction trying to fix things up, but maybe your frieds were right and it was better to leave.

    Anyway, this story was a good read (the irony of getting into a fight about a girl in a GAY club…), and I’m glad the situation didn’t escalate. As Vinay says: “Better luck 2nite”!

  34. Great story! lol It’s always a little sketchy getting into brawls while out of the US. Glad you didn’t get thrown into the slammer or something! =-)

    Better luck next time!

  35. Great story! lol It’s always a little sketchy getting into brawls while out of the US. Glad you didn’t get thrown into the slammer or something! =-)

    Better luck next time!

  36. Ugh, that sucks. At least you had your own posse to help you get out of there without making things worse. Machismo is nasty, as is women’s response to it at times.

    I’m really sorry to hear that your visit to Lima was scarred by getting punched and lousy internet. Hope you had some fun – or tasty – experiences, too.

  37. Ugh, that sucks. At least you had your own posse to help you get out of there without making things worse. Machismo is nasty, as is women’s response to it at times.

    I’m really sorry to hear that your visit to Lima was scarred by getting punched and lousy internet. Hope you had some fun – or tasty – experiences, too.

  38. Ugh, that sucks. At least you had your own posse to help you get out of there without making things worse. Machismo is nasty, as is women’s response to it at times.

    I’m really sorry to hear that your visit to Lima was scarred by getting punched and lousy internet. Hope you had some fun – or tasty – experiences, too.

  39. Ugh, that sucks. At least you had your own posse to help you get out of there without making things worse. Machismo is nasty, as is women’s response to it at times.

    I’m really sorry to hear that your visit to Lima was scarred by getting punched and lousy internet. Hope you had some fun – or tasty – experiences, too.

  40. Was la chica amarilla that bonita? Worth the drama?? Or was it just being in a gay club and you saw a straight girl??

    Minus the jealous grey boyfriend givin ya a cheapshot, I loved the story and the way you describe the situations. Definitely enjoy your personal stories, especially in a region such as South America in which I hope to experience soon. Keep the stories coming!

  41. Was la chica amarilla that bonita? Worth the drama?? Or was it just being in a gay club and you saw a straight girl??

    Minus the jealous grey boyfriend givin ya a cheapshot, I loved the story and the way you describe the situations. Definitely enjoy your personal stories, especially in a region such as South America in which I hope to experience soon. Keep the stories coming!

  42. Was la chica amarilla that bonita? Worth the drama?? Or was it just being in a gay club and you saw a straight girl??

    Minus the jealous grey boyfriend givin ya a cheapshot, I loved the story and the way you describe the situations. Definitely enjoy your personal stories, especially in a region such as South America in which I hope to experience soon. Keep the stories coming!

  43. Was la chica amarilla that bonita? Worth the drama?? Or was it just being in a gay club and you saw a straight girl??

    Minus the jealous grey boyfriend givin ya a cheapshot, I loved the story and the way you describe the situations. Definitely enjoy your personal stories, especially in a region such as South America in which I hope to experience soon. Keep the stories coming!

  44. At the end of the day, taking one punch to the face is well worth the story it provided…at least to us readers! But seriously, it sounded like the shock of the punch dulled the pain. And maybe the next eventful evening will change your opinion of that city once again…

  45. At the end of the day, taking one punch to the face is well worth the story it provided…at least to us readers! But seriously, it sounded like the shock of the punch dulled the pain. And maybe the next eventful evening will change your opinion of that city once again…

  46. At the end of the day, taking one punch to the face is well worth the story it provided…at least to us readers! But seriously, it sounded like the shock of the punch dulled the pain. And maybe the next eventful evening will change your opinion of that city once again…

  47. At the end of the day, taking one punch to the face is well worth the story it provided…at least to us readers! But seriously, it sounded like the shock of the punch dulled the pain. And maybe the next eventful evening will change your opinion of that city once again…

  48. Ahhhh the games we play… you said it. Problem is that we think we are so cool playing others and it comes out that the only ones played are us :-o

  49. Ahhhh the games we play… you said it. Problem is that we think we are so cool playing others and it comes out that the only ones played are us :-o

  50. Ahhhh the games we play… you said it. Problem is that we think we are so cool playing others and it comes out that the only ones played are us :-o

  51. Ahhhh the games we play… you said it. Problem is that we think we are so cool playing others and it comes out that the only ones played are us :-o

  52. @Brandon: Haha, thanks! I’ll check out Quito next time I’m down South.

    @Rob: Maybe that’s my type? Dangerous!

    @B: I suppose it could happen anywhere, true. But it makes the title more interesting to have it happen in Lima :)

    @Hugh: Haha, thanks! I’ll take what I can get!

    @Bradley: Like miniature tigresses, but with leggings.

    @Jarred: Thanks for the advice, Jarred. I try to look at bad situations with this in mind: Today’s dramas are tomorrow’s comedies. Honestly not long after it happened I was laughing about the whole thing with my new friends. Good bonding experience AND learning experience, for sure!

    @Alejandro: Thanks for the uplifting words, buddy!

    @gnarlee: Yeah, I don’t understand the whole jealousy thing myself, but I guess to each their own. Next time I’ll keep an eye out for the ol’ girl/fist switcheroo.

    @Vinay: Good call. From past experiences in gay dance clubs, I usually just assume I’m the only (or one of VERY few) straight guys there, but that was obviously not the case this time! Won’t make that mistake again!

    @Fabian: Glad you enjoyed the tale! I have no problem getting into scrapes so long as I can pass the joy of an odd situation on to others!

    @Alan: Thanks, brother! We’ll make it happen soon!

    @Adam: Yeah, now that you mention it, I’m glad I got off as easy as I did (despite the fact that I didn’t even raise a hand against the guy, I hear stories about how these things work out sometimes overseas). Whew! Relieved!

    @Audrey: I had several good experiences in Lima as well, fortunately, but at the moment I couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that the two big impacts thus far had been a fist to the face and a transportation strike that kept me from visiting Colombia. Epic fail, Lima!

    @Grace: Haha, that’s how I’m looking at it. I may have taken a fist to the face, but at least now I can tell people about how I took a fist to the face!

    @Ronnie: Thanks man! She was definitely cute..there are always a whole lot of straight girls at gay clubs, so there were a lot of people for her to stand out against. That being said, maybe I would have been better off just drinking my beer and shrugging off manly advances!

    @Carmen: Thankfully, despite the fact that I was several beers in, I pulled back as he struck, so it didn’t leave a bruise. Colin 1, Guy in Grey 0! Booya!

    @Earl: Haha, exactly! The punch only lasted a moment, but now I have a story I can use FOREVER. Good investment, I say.

    @soultravelers3: I know, right? Every stupid thing we do becomes an accidental SMART thing! I love having a blog!

    @Moon: Thanks Moon!

    @chezz: Wiser words were never spoken. Thanks for dropping by, chezz!

  53. @Brandon: Haha, thanks! I’ll check out Quito next time I’m down South.

    @Rob: Maybe that’s my type? Dangerous!

    @B: I suppose it could happen anywhere, true. But it makes the title more interesting to have it happen in Lima :)

    @Hugh: Haha, thanks! I’ll take what I can get!

    @Bradley: Like miniature tigresses, but with leggings.

    @Jarred: Thanks for the advice, Jarred. I try to look at bad situations with this in mind: Today’s dramas are tomorrow’s comedies. Honestly not long after it happened I was laughing about the whole thing with my new friends. Good bonding experience AND learning experience, for sure!

    @Alejandro: Thanks for the uplifting words, buddy!

    @gnarlee: Yeah, I don’t understand the whole jealousy thing myself, but I guess to each their own. Next time I’ll keep an eye out for the ol’ girl/fist switcheroo.

    @Vinay: Good call. From past experiences in gay dance clubs, I usually just assume I’m the only (or one of VERY few) straight guys there, but that was obviously not the case this time! Won’t make that mistake again!

    @Fabian: Glad you enjoyed the tale! I have no problem getting into scrapes so long as I can pass the joy of an odd situation on to others!

    @Alan: Thanks, brother! We’ll make it happen soon!

    @Adam: Yeah, now that you mention it, I’m glad I got off as easy as I did (despite the fact that I didn’t even raise a hand against the guy, I hear stories about how these things work out sometimes overseas). Whew! Relieved!

    @Audrey: I had several good experiences in Lima as well, fortunately, but at the moment I couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that the two big impacts thus far had been a fist to the face and a transportation strike that kept me from visiting Colombia. Epic fail, Lima!

    @Grace: Haha, that’s how I’m looking at it. I may have taken a fist to the face, but at least now I can tell people about how I took a fist to the face!

    @Ronnie: Thanks man! She was definitely cute..there are always a whole lot of straight girls at gay clubs, so there were a lot of people for her to stand out against. That being said, maybe I would have been better off just drinking my beer and shrugging off manly advances!

    @Carmen: Thankfully, despite the fact that I was several beers in, I pulled back as he struck, so it didn’t leave a bruise. Colin 1, Guy in Grey 0! Booya!

    @Earl: Haha, exactly! The punch only lasted a moment, but now I have a story I can use FOREVER. Good investment, I say.

    @soultravelers3: I know, right? Every stupid thing we do becomes an accidental SMART thing! I love having a blog!

    @Moon: Thanks Moon!

    @chezz: Wiser words were never spoken. Thanks for dropping by, chezz!

  54. @Brandon: Haha, thanks! I’ll check out Quito next time I’m down South.

    @Rob: Maybe that’s my type? Dangerous!

    @B: I suppose it could happen anywhere, true. But it makes the title more interesting to have it happen in Lima :)

    @Hugh: Haha, thanks! I’ll take what I can get!

    @Bradley: Like miniature tigresses, but with leggings.

    @Jarred: Thanks for the advice, Jarred. I try to look at bad situations with this in mind: Today’s dramas are tomorrow’s comedies. Honestly not long after it happened I was laughing about the whole thing with my new friends. Good bonding experience AND learning experience, for sure!

    @Alejandro: Thanks for the uplifting words, buddy!

    @gnarlee: Yeah, I don’t understand the whole jealousy thing myself, but I guess to each their own. Next time I’ll keep an eye out for the ol’ girl/fist switcheroo.

    @Vinay: Good call. From past experiences in gay dance clubs, I usually just assume I’m the only (or one of VERY few) straight guys there, but that was obviously not the case this time! Won’t make that mistake again!

    @Fabian: Glad you enjoyed the tale! I have no problem getting into scrapes so long as I can pass the joy of an odd situation on to others!

    @Alan: Thanks, brother! We’ll make it happen soon!

    @Adam: Yeah, now that you mention it, I’m glad I got off as easy as I did (despite the fact that I didn’t even raise a hand against the guy, I hear stories about how these things work out sometimes overseas). Whew! Relieved!

    @Audrey: I had several good experiences in Lima as well, fortunately, but at the moment I couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that the two big impacts thus far had been a fist to the face and a transportation strike that kept me from visiting Colombia. Epic fail, Lima!

    @Grace: Haha, that’s how I’m looking at it. I may have taken a fist to the face, but at least now I can tell people about how I took a fist to the face!

    @Ronnie: Thanks man! She was definitely cute..there are always a whole lot of straight girls at gay clubs, so there were a lot of people for her to stand out against. That being said, maybe I would have been better off just drinking my beer and shrugging off manly advances!

    @Carmen: Thankfully, despite the fact that I was several beers in, I pulled back as he struck, so it didn’t leave a bruise. Colin 1, Guy in Grey 0! Booya!

    @Earl: Haha, exactly! The punch only lasted a moment, but now I have a story I can use FOREVER. Good investment, I say.

    @soultravelers3: I know, right? Every stupid thing we do becomes an accidental SMART thing! I love having a blog!

    @Moon: Thanks Moon!

    @chezz: Wiser words were never spoken. Thanks for dropping by, chezz!

  55. @Brandon: Haha, thanks! I’ll check out Quito next time I’m down South.

    @Rob: Maybe that’s my type? Dangerous!

    @B: I suppose it could happen anywhere, true. But it makes the title more interesting to have it happen in Lima :)

    @Hugh: Haha, thanks! I’ll take what I can get!

    @Bradley: Like miniature tigresses, but with leggings.

    @Jarred: Thanks for the advice, Jarred. I try to look at bad situations with this in mind: Today’s dramas are tomorrow’s comedies. Honestly not long after it happened I was laughing about the whole thing with my new friends. Good bonding experience AND learning experience, for sure!

    @Alejandro: Thanks for the uplifting words, buddy!

    @gnarlee: Yeah, I don’t understand the whole jealousy thing myself, but I guess to each their own. Next time I’ll keep an eye out for the ol’ girl/fist switcheroo.

    @Vinay: Good call. From past experiences in gay dance clubs, I usually just assume I’m the only (or one of VERY few) straight guys there, but that was obviously not the case this time! Won’t make that mistake again!

    @Fabian: Glad you enjoyed the tale! I have no problem getting into scrapes so long as I can pass the joy of an odd situation on to others!

    @Alan: Thanks, brother! We’ll make it happen soon!

    @Adam: Yeah, now that you mention it, I’m glad I got off as easy as I did (despite the fact that I didn’t even raise a hand against the guy, I hear stories about how these things work out sometimes overseas). Whew! Relieved!

    @Audrey: I had several good experiences in Lima as well, fortunately, but at the moment I couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that the two big impacts thus far had been a fist to the face and a transportation strike that kept me from visiting Colombia. Epic fail, Lima!

    @Grace: Haha, that’s how I’m looking at it. I may have taken a fist to the face, but at least now I can tell people about how I took a fist to the face!

    @Ronnie: Thanks man! She was definitely cute..there are always a whole lot of straight girls at gay clubs, so there were a lot of people for her to stand out against. That being said, maybe I would have been better off just drinking my beer and shrugging off manly advances!

    @Carmen: Thankfully, despite the fact that I was several beers in, I pulled back as he struck, so it didn’t leave a bruise. Colin 1, Guy in Grey 0! Booya!

    @Earl: Haha, exactly! The punch only lasted a moment, but now I have a story I can use FOREVER. Good investment, I say.

    @soultravelers3: I know, right? Every stupid thing we do becomes an accidental SMART thing! I love having a blog!

    @Moon: Thanks Moon!

    @chezz: Wiser words were never spoken. Thanks for dropping by, chezz!

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  57. Ha! I was married to a girl from Miraflores and can say that it was one helter skelter ride, but wouldn’t change a thing.
    I remember once in a bar when she thought I was flirting with another girl – she found one guy and danced with him, eventually getting him to take his T-Shirt off which she grabbed, teasing him, then told him to meet her with a beer still with the T-Shirt in hand. She did a similar thing to another guy, then came over to me, sat in my lap and purred into my ear as two big blokes walked over, one with no T-Shirt, with beers, that I should keep my eyes on her.
    They saw the funny side luckily. Aye Carumba!
    Pop on over to cybergypsy.net and say hi,
    Dom

  58. Shizzle, Colin…

    The games we play, indeed!

    Only women I know crazier than South Americans are Russian and Ukrainian chicks.

    Umm next stop: Moscow? heheh ;-)

    Good Vibes
    Vic

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