By Atlas Al
El Dorado: Lost City of Gold
Gonzalo Pizarro and his nephew Francisco de Orellana, endured disease, hunger, attacks from Amazonian tribes, and for what? Apart from the acquisition of wealth, the only other thing that could drive men to do such insane things is women. The Spanish conquistadors heard reports from the locals about a “lost city of gold,” east of Quito. They called it: El Dorado.
Finding a lost city of gold won’t likely happen soon. But what if there were a city, or a city in each country, home to the Hottest Women of that Country? Could an “El Dorado of…” actually exist, and if it did, would it inspire men to leave their shores in search of the most gorgeous women in the world?
I’ve seen such cities.
Karlstad, The “El Dorado” of Sweden
Yesterday, I returned from a long Easter weekend from Karlstad, Sweden. My buddy grew up on the island of Hammarö (just south of Karlstad) and bragged many times of the Karlstad “brand” of women.
Many brands don’t specialize in just one product. Sony makes everything from television sets, DVD players, and stereo equipment, to mobile phones and laptop computers. Likewise, a country (brand) can produce many different products (cities).
The “El Dorado” of Argentina
When The Hunger and I were backpacking South America in 2007, we heard several reports of the most beautiful Argentinean women coming from Rosario; Argentina’s third largest city. One report – coming from a taxi driver in Salta – promised 8 women for every guy, and trust me, I would’ve been happily disappointed with 2:1 odds.
We didn’t hesitate at the backtracking bus journey. The allure of such a stunning place inspired a flagging expedition to confirm these reports with our own eyes. And I swear on the domain name of this site… the reports were true. Hunger and I saw the best Argentina had to offer walking in its streets, shopping malls (where we picked up two hot saleswomen), bars, and outdoor festivals. It’s no coincidence the Monumento Nacional a la Bandera – Argentina’s National Flag Memorial – is in Rosario.
Country with the Hottest Women
Don’t get me wrong; there are heaps of beautiful women in Buenos Aires and Cordoba. Yet they don’t give us a true sample of the Hottest Women from that Country. The “El Dorado” might be, but most likely won’t be, in a country’s biggest or second biggest city. Urban areas attract more foreigners – either immigrants or tourists – and people from neighboring cities than rural areas do; therefore, major metropolises do not give us a true sample of the country’s finest women. Essentially what we’re asking is, “Which city do the hottest (insert nationality) girls come from”?
During the course of my travels so far, I’ve visited Stockholm and Gothenburg. Quaint little Karlstad beats them both in terms of the hottest Swedish girls I’ve ever seen. You don’t have to go to Karlstad to see the women from Karlstad. 70,000 Swedes live and work in Oslo and many are from nearby Karlstad. Because of this, Oslo doesn’t give us a true sample of Norwegian women.
It’s not 1541 anymore. However, an appreciated tip could lead you on an unexpected detour in search of a flagging-esque El Dorado.
[If you know of any "El Dorados" around the world, especially in your own country, please share below for all to read.]