Well, I belatedly realized that my 8th anniversary on Merb came a few weeks ago and thought a look back on the state of hobbying in Montreal and our own experiences over those eight years would make an interesting thread. There also seem to be a good number of posters still around from the early days.
I`ll add my story below. Let`s also hear from some more of the class of 2003 as well as other long-timers to the Montreal scene in this thread.
I started hobbying for real in mid-2002 when I discovered the scene in Montreal during Jazz Fest. That trip I only visited a couple of incalls which I found in the JDM or a similar paper, but I must have gotten lucky because my experiences were all good. The first one was an incall north and west of downtown, almost in Westmount, but I don`t remember the name. I do remember the blond hottie from Paris who only charged me $120 C for the hour.
The following year, I returned to Montreal a couple of times but had discovered and joined Merb by then. I learned pretty quickly to use the trusted indy`s and outcalls, whether high end or low end. The old Montreal Spreadsheet and Merb were invaluable resources.
Back then the HDH agencies like FKS and French companions had real knockout line-ups. The two hour rate for high end indy`s and the HDH agencies of usually $400 or $450 for 2 hrs wasn`t that much more than the LDLs on a per hour basis, especially when looked at though the lens of a really strong U.S. dollar.
I also used Asservissante and some of the other LDL agencies like Satin Dreams as I got to know them. Eventually Eleganza, Devilish, XXXtase and others were added to my list of favorites.
You can see from my review thread that I was pretty active back then, seeing a large number of SPs on frequent but short trips to Montreal.
My SP Reviews Thread
So on the positive side, I was able to see a great many hot SPs in Montreal and had a great time doing so.
But what was the negative?
Simple. It was a lot of work to create a TDL list and then to actually make the arrangements. Then there was the issue of whether or not they would show up on time or at all. Once they did show up, there was the question of attraction and chemistry. My extensive research helped a lot here, but there is no substitute for actually meeting somebody first. I used to joke that it sometimes felt as though I were working at a Montreal incall with only hot ladies as my clients.
Over time I started to discover other hobbying locations in Asia, Europe and Latin America. In all of those places, the setup was different than Montreal in that I could go to the SPs at the time of my choosing, meet somebody, see if I found them attractive, see if there was some chemistry and go from there. FKKs in Germany, Go-go bars in Thailand and Indy bars in places like Costa Rica and Singapore quickly became favorites. Travel time was longer, but the overall experience was usually more relaxing.
These days, I still visit Montreal once or twice a year but don`t bother with hobbying there, preferring to enjoy the city during the day and evening without having to `work` at my incall.
I also still remember my favorites like Indy`s Joelle Francoise and `Call Me` Caitlyn, HDH`s like Rebeka Anderson (FKS), Tanya (FC), Florence Porti (FKS), Camille Cavalli (FKS), and LDL`s like Sandy (Freedom-Passion), Emely (Eleganza), Jenna (Thetis), Laika (Asservissante), Emanuelle (Eleganza) and Nadia (Devilish).
So what`s your story?