Those guys at the delightfully reprehensible Matador Nights. They define mensch. Why the lavish praise, you ask?
These guys have compiled a list of where you can find the world's sexiest -- outside of the United States. I know this is not the criteria by which most plan their travel. But frankly I have heard of worse reasons (I have a pal that has this Mickey Mouse thing...but that's for another day).
So, where can you find the sexiest women?
MENDOZA, Argentina: "Go out on a Friday or Saturday night in January and there’s a good chance seven out of ten girls you see at the bars will be insanely beautiful ... the majority epitomize what you would expect from a smoking hot Latina: Brunette, olive skin, sharp, dark eyes and hourglass curves.
HAVANA: "Tall women with striking features ... the music will stir your soul. This is no place to be a shy gentlemen, but if you can’t open up with a few words of Spanish you’re sunk.''
SEOUL: "If East Asian beauty floats your boat you’ve come to the right place. Don’t confuse westernized with western here -- Seoul style is singular and unique. And if anyone tells you that Korean women are docile and humble, you have been misinformed.''
Sun Lee of Seoul was Miss Korea in this year's Miss Universe pageant.
TOKYO: "Expect a lot of big beautiful eyes, sleek raven hair, and legs to die for. Contrary to popular myths, Japanese women are very approachable and often speak English.''
DUBAI: "As in many predominantly Muslim cities, women find ways of expressing feminine allure in spite of their hair and bodies being largely covered. Makeup and shoes are rarely worn with such tantalizing effects.''
PRAGUE: "Prague’s streets teem with blonde haired, blue-eyed beauties. A touch of old Europe.''
AMSTERDAM: "Amsterdamers are quick to brag that their city has a massive mix of nationalities ... A few days cycling around this city will have you gaping, trying to figure out which international city some of these angels just flew in from…and then there’s the native Dutch! Tall, fit, friendly, cultured, and usually multilingual. Do you need anything else?''
ISTANBUL: "Forget any preconceptions of belly dancers, the women of this city are dynamic, modern and crazy diverse. Aside from the archetypal Arabian Nights look, you will also find blonds and even the occasional red head. True to Mediterranean fashion, Istanbul residents are meticulous about appearances.''
SINGAPORE: "It’s all about the accent. Singaporean English (Singlish) is at once sophisticated, endearing, cute, and sexy. Somewhere between public school Londoner, New Delhi socialite, and urban Chinese, this is English as it should be spoken. Singapore’s year round humidity and relative affluence means that the summer range of fashion is constantly updated and the ladies of this micro-state are always a step ahead of it.''
And what about the men, you ask?
PARIS: "Je t’aime! When it comes to romance, the men from the city of lights truly do live up to their reputation. Don’t expect berets and silly mustaches, as the French men of Paris have stepped it up a notch and have a much edgier style of dressing, philosophizing and pursuing women.
"... Instead of having dinner on the top of the Eiffel tower, you and your fabulous tour guide will check out the latest grungy cafe; and instead of having French poetry whispered in your ear, you’ll find yourself debating politics as you peruse open air markets, taste-tasting fresh fruits and cheeses.''
ROME: "The cliché of the Italian lotharios is alive and well. That said, the effect isn’t quite the same knowing that most of them still live at home with their mothers.
"Quick to brand themselves as “Italian stallions,” these men really do know how to lay the compliments on thick ...
"However, don’t dismiss these smooth boys just yet, as you’ll be charmed by their passion for protesting everything from the environment to legalizing pot, as well as their affectionate nature and love for their Italian mothers.''
BERLIN: "Berlin is THE place for traveling bookworms, artists and intellectuals looking for some stimulation - mental or otherwise. The stereotype of uptight, lederhosen-wearing Germans is no longer applicable in the 21st century.''
AMSTERDAM: "The sexiness of the Dutch seems to be underrated, but these sharply dressed and quick-witted men really do deserve some time in the spotlight.
"No, they aren’t all potheads and mushroom-eaters in Amsterdam - they leave that to the wide-eyed tourists. Though they’re not known for any hot-blooded romantic gestures, these 'tall glasses of water' are well-mannered, skilled linguists and will be eager to show you some drug-free (or whatever) mind trips.''
LONDON: "From jokes about 'British teeth' to 'Benny Hill,' the boys from London sure do have it tough. Aside from celebrities like Orlando Bloom and Hugh Grant, Londoners in general are often perceived as cocky, stuffy and just plain unromantic. However, these lads have a charm that is all their own.
"Their witty, self-deprecating jokes and remarks will have you falling off the barstool, while their knowledge of pop culture issues and trends will leave you flabbergasted.''
MANILA, PHILIPPINES: "If the hot and humid tropical weather hasn’t gotten you sweating yet, the Manila men certainly will. If you’re looking for some old fashioned, high romance, Manila men are as sexy as they get. From long drawn out courtships to thoughtful gestures, these seemingly conservative souls will make it their personal mission to sweep you off your feet.''
MADRID: "The word 'sexy' seems to be synonymous with 'Spanish men,' and the men of Madrid are in a class all their own. Cool, sophisticated, charming, creative and oh-so-captivating, their passion and pride for their city is contagious.''
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: "There are a hundred reasons why Aussie blokes are considered hot. It could be their sexy accents, dedication to physical fitness and well, their sexy accents.
"Now don’t assume that the men from Sydney are carbon copies of Crocodile Dundee or the late Steve Irwin, as Australia is a massive country where the outback is a world away from the city. However, the guys from Sydney are cosmopolitan, fun, cheeky and won’t hesitate to make shameless references to taking a trip 'down under.' ''
BANGKOK: "Though Thailand is rife with foreign exploitation and is perceived by many sleazy travelers as their personal 'sex playground,' the inclusion of Bangkok in this list tries to avoid such stereotypes.
"The men, as well as the women, in Bangkok are not only sexy because of their beautiful features but because they know everything there is to know about the latest music trends, have profound sensibilities towards visual art and a deep respect for their cultural traditions.''
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: "Kuala Lumpur is more than just its famed Petronas Towers, this happening city also has a plethora of sexy, captivating men. It’s not just the food that’s savory, but also the guys, who are extremely cultured, intelligent and multi-dimensional. Be prepared to eat your heart out, as you’ll most on a taste-testing adventure through the streets of KL.''