One of the reasons I decided to live in the outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia in 2016, away from the trendy restaurants and bars or even cafes offering free Wi-Fi, was so I could afford to travel. I tried to justify commuting to work a total of 2 hours every weekday because living far away from the action meant cheaper rent, and cheaper rent meant I could put more money towards traveling through Colombia.
While we mainly write about places to see and things to do in Colombia , this post will get a little more personal: how to navigate the restrooms in Colombia. You may be rolling your eyes thinking “I’ve been potty trained for years, I think I would know how to use the bathroom during a trip to Colombia.” Yes, you might. But there are also some things I wish I had known before I relieved myself in Colombia and I want to spare you the embarrassment or at the very least, the uncertainty.
Everyone is writing about Millennials in the workplace. From salty Tweets pitting young workers against Baby Boomers, to serious think pieces about how work environments are changing, there’s no shortage of material when it comes to this subject. But I don’t see a lot of advice to young workers from young workers. Below are tips I wish I had embraced before I started earning a paycheck. These sage nuggets of wisdom can help Millennials as they launch their careers.
The longer I live in Colombia, the more I’m convinced I’m going to be that foreign mom making her 4 y/o schedule dr. appointments. “Tell them in Spanish we want 2:30 on Tuesday and you’re allergic to amoxicillin.”
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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