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Blonde Travel Tip #5: Bus Behaviour

Blonde Travel Tip: Bus Behaviour

You mean hovering? Of course, any expat worth their salt knows it upsets Colombians if you sit immediately on a warm bus seat – they think it spreads germs. You’re supposed to hover until it’s cooled down…

That’s your tip? Not quite. Did you also know it’s rude to sit on the front seat when others are available? Embarking passengers need to crash onto those seats. It gives them a breather to count their coins and also prevents the inevitable smack down when the bus lurches forward.

Yes ma’am. Anything else? Yeah. Don’t even think about the blue seats on transmilenio. Not unless you want to spend the journey in a cold sweat, frantically scanning the horizon for old folk and pregnant women.

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