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I'm 29 & This Is How Much I Spent On My Solo Trip To Brisbane, Australia

Welcome to Travel Diaries, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises.This week's travel diary: A 29-year-old waitress shares a week in her year-long solo trip to Brisbane, Australia on a holiday work visa.For ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Australia, Austin, Colombia, Netflix, New Zealand, Brisbane, Philadelphia, Melbourne, West End, Facetime, South Bank, Ferris, Brisbane Australia, Byron Bay


Marco Silva provides injury update on Everton’s Yerry Mina

Everton’s only injury problem Everton boss Marco Silva has provided an injury update on defender Yerry Mina after he suffered a problem during the last international break. Mina joined Everton over the summer in a deal worth initially 30.25 million euros after several impressive performances at the World Cup in Russia. Mina scored several important goals for Colombia, including a header against England. That alerted Everton to his potential and the Toffees moved to sign the Barcelona man along ...
Tags: England, Russia, Sport, Barcelona, Colombia, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton, Toffees, Kurt Zouma, Mitrovic, Silva, Andre Gomes, Mina


Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia’s capital, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South American country. The “kiss-a-thon” was held just days after two gay men in their early 20s were harassed at the Andino shopping center. The incident […]
Tags: News, Colombia, Nation, Bogota, Colombia AP


Toyota’s hybrid ethanol Corolla to hit the Brazilian market in Q4

In Brazil, Toyota confirmed the new Brazilian Corolla will be the first vehicle in the world equipped with flex hybrid propulsion. Studies involving Toyota’s hybrid flex technology were announced by the manufacturer in March last year, while production confirmation came in December of the same year. Driving a new cycle of technological evolution in Brazil, the announcement is in line with the purposes of the Rota 2030 Program, which seeks, among other things, to stimulate the production of more ...
Tags: Colombia, Brazil, Toyota, Producer News, Ethanol, New Corolla, Argentina Paraguay Uruguay Chile Peru


‘If I Had Stayed in Venezuela, We Would Have Starved’

Venezuelans who fled to Colombia tell of harsh conditions, including the absence of food, electricity and hospitals with basic supplies.
Tags: News, Colombia, Venezuela, Maduro, Nicolas, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Birth Control and Family Planning


Verdemed raises $12.7 mln

Verdemed Holdings Inc, a Canadian medical cannabis company that aims to improve the health of patients in Latin America, said April 16 that it raised $12.7 million in funding. The $12.7 million includes $650,000 in seed funding secured in late 2018, an initial capital installment of $6 million in convertible debt and a second installment of $6 million equity. PRESS RELEASE TORONTO, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ – VERDEMED HOLDINGS INC. (“Verdemed” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has succ...
Tags: Europe, US, Toronto, Trends, Lp, Colombia, Canada, United States, Chile, Brazil, Peru, North America, Latin America, Company, Sao Paulo Brazil, Cali


USC signs Akron grad transfer Utomi for 2019-20 season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has added forward Daniel Utomi to its basketball roster for next season, its second graduate transfer addition this month. Coach Andy Enfield said Tuesday that Utomi is expected to graduate from Akron soon with a degree in sports management. Utomi joins guard Quinton Adlesh, who is graduating from Colombia. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Colombia, Usc, Akron, Southern California, Andy Enfield, Daniel Utomi, Utomi, Quinton Adlesh


Tayrona sweet and sour

Tayrona national park is a very beautiful place especially on the various beaches sweet.But like I mentioned in first blog on Colombia some irritan
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Tayrona


How to tap into Colombia's rhythm

Y ou can think of every place as having its own rhythm — the attitudes local people inhabit as they move through their day, the symphony of sounds and smells that define the larger cities, the chorus of endemic flora and fauna infusing natural landscapes. In Colombia, that rhythm is the one you feel pulsing through the streets with a cumbia beat. It’s the Colombian version of joie de vivre evident in the people here, a kind of stubborn optimism born out of hard times, manifest in the genuine f...
Tags: Travel, Food, Music, Time, Colombia, Nature, Things To Do, Cano Cristales, Bogota, All, Trip Planning, Cartagena, Cali, Ciudad Perdida, Tayrona, Boyaca


Car-free Sundays are the norm in Colombia's capital city, Bogot

Imagine your city without cars — every single Sunday. At first, you might be frustrated by the inconvenience and inability to complete errands, but once you embrace the throngs of bikes, recognize your friends and neighbors among the people out for a stroll or attend a Zumba class at what was once a congested intersection, it’s likely to become one of your favorite traditions. For 45 years, the Colombian city of Bogotá has closed its major roads for Ciclovía, a weekly event where cyclists and p...
Tags: Design, France, La, Features, Colombia, Public Health, Bicycles, South Africa, Cycling, Bicycle, Cape Town, Community, Vox, National Geographic, Bogota, Green Transportation


US Secretary of State visits Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting with Venezuelan migrants in Colombia as he wraps up a four-nation tour of South America aimed at pressuring Venezuela’s socialist leader, Nicolas Maduro. Pompeo arrived Sunday at a migrant center in the border town of Cucuta with Colombia President Ivan Duque. Not far […]
Tags: News, US, Colombia, Nation, Venezuela, South America, State, Colombia AP, Mike Pompeo, Cucuta, Nicolas Maduro Pompeo, Ivan Duque Not


Far-right Vox party set for breakthrough in Spanish elections

Upstart party is on course for 10% of the vote as Spanish right fragments after decades of dominance by People’s party The symbolism of Vox’s election campaign launch in Madrid on Thursday was not particularly hard to fathom. In the central square named after Christopher Columbus, near a statue of Blas de Lazo, the battle-scarred, one-legged Spanish admiral who vanquished the British fleet off Colombia 278 years ago, the far-right party’s leader issued a familiar call to arms.Vox weren’t after a...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Colombia, The far right, Madrid, Vox, Christopher Columbus, Santiago Abascal, Blas de Lazo


Colombia experience could help reduce UK knife crime and street violence

A leading public health expert says the UK should learn lessons from systematic violence reduction work in Cali, Colombia, to tackle rising rates of knife crime on British streets. The work in Colombia resulted in significant reductions in homicides between 1995 and 2018.
Tags: UK, Science, Colombia, Cali Colombia


Marco Silva provides triple Everton injury update ahead of Fulham

Silva provides Toffees injury update Marco Silva has issued an injury update on three Everton stars ahead of their clash with Fulham in the capital this weekend. The Toffees are enjoying a very nice spell of form going into the game with Fulham. After a very poor run of form during the winter, Marco Silva came under pressure at Goodison. Though, it’s been a very different story in recent weeks. Their impressive run started with a 2-0 win over Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea, Richarlison and Gylfi Sigu...
Tags: Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea FC, Fulham, Basel, Goodison Park, Toffees, Kurt Zouma, Morgan Schneiderlin, Phil Jagielka, Efc, Everton Fc


Formal Employment and Organized Crime: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Colombia

Using data from Colombia’s second-largest city, Medellín, this study tests the relationship between formal employment and participation in crime at the individual level. Results shed light on deterring criminality through improving access to formal sector employment. [Author: by Gaurav Khanna, Carlos Medina, Anant Nyshadham, and Jorge Tamayo]
Tags: College, Colombia, Carlos Medina, Anant Nyshadham, and Jorge Tamayo, Jorge Tamayo, by Gaurav Khanna, Gaurav Khanna Carlos Medina Anant Nyshadham


Hungry and Desperate, but Away From a Country in Chaos

Millions of Venezuelans have poured across borders into Colombia and other countries, fleeing repression, corruption and a collapsing economy.
Tags: News, Colombia, Venezuela, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Guaido


Colombia joins Malaysia and Indonesia on crusade to save palm oil from EU discrimination

In Belgium, the New Straits Times newspaper reports that Colombia has officially joined Malaysia and Indonesia in calling for the European Union to drop its discriminatory treatment of palm oil for biodiesel production. About 95% of the world’s palm oil is produced by the three countries. The countries claim that the ILUC risk policy under the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive II is scientifically flawed and discriminates against palm oil in favor of soy oil and rapeseed oil feedstocks.
Tags: Indonesia, Eu, European Union, Colombia, Palm Oil, Malaysia, Belgium, Producer News, New Straits Times


Women Dominate Man Booker International Prize Shortlist

Of the six authors and six translators up for this year’s £50,000 award, only one author (Juan Gabriel Vásquez of Colombia) is male. Arguably the most prominent name on the list is Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk (who took the same award last year for Flights) with Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Colombia, Words, Olga Tokarczuk, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, 04.09.19


Movo grabs $22.5M to get more cities in LatAm scooting

Madrid-based micromobility startup Movo has closed a €20 million (~$22.5M) Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion. The 2017 founded Spanish startup targets cities in its home market and in markets across LatAm, offering last mile mobility via rentable electric scooters (e-mopeds and e-scooters) plotted on an app map. It’s a subsidiary of local ride-hailing firm, Cabify, which provided the seed funding for the startup. Movo’s Series A round is led by two new investors:...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Gadgets, Transportation, Mobile, Europe, Mexico, Tech, Spain, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Madrid, Latin America


Colombian football rocked by allegations girls were sexually abused

Bogota (AFP) – A scandal is brewing in Colombian football as allegations of discrimination and sexual abuse targeting teenage girls has shocked the nation. Colombia’s own #MeToo movement is emerging following painful testimony from a former physiotherapist who worked with one of Colombia’s national age group teams. Carolina Rozo, 38, disclosed she had fallen into depression after she was personally targeted by an alleged sexual predator, the coach of the women’s Under-17 team, Didier Luna. In a...
Tags: France, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Luna, Bogota, Afp, Rozo, Carolina Rozo, Didier Luna, Alejandro Pino


Argentina and Colombia to host 2020 Copa America: CONMEBOL

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – The Copa America will be held in Argentina and Colombia, CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday, marking the first time in the tournament’s modern era that it will be split between two... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Argentina, Rio De Janeiro, Copa América, Afp, CONMEBOL


Argentina and Colombia to co-host 2020 Copa America

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Argentina and Colombia will share hosting duties for the 2020 Copa America, which will be played with a new format. South America’s soccer body CONMEBOL confirmed the dual hosts on Tuesday during a meeting in Rio de Janeiro, where the final of this year’s tournament will take place on July […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Colombia, Argentina, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Copa América, CONMEBOL


What’s It Really Like to Travel Guyana?

When I knew I was traveling to Guyana, I had no idea what to expect. Even for the girl who grew up constantly reading about other countries, I knew very little about Guyana and never really had a desire to visit. Then in November, I received an opportunity to visit Guyana on one of the Guyana Tourism Authority’s very first press trips. At the time, I was in Kenya on another press trip. One of the writers with me was Guyanese-American, and I excitedly told her I got invited to her home country. ...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Featured, New York City, Africa, Blog, Barcelona, Colombia, Hawaii, Italy, Guinea, Antarctica, Brazil, Romania, Kenya, Miami


In the land of El Dorado, clean water has become ‘blue gold’

The misty páramos in the Andes that supply water to tens of millions of people are under threat. Now their mystery could be solvedIn the land where the legend of El Dorado began, the race is on to solve the mystery of a vital 21st-century treasure – the water that tens of millions of people rely upon across northern South America. “It’s blue gold, and we are looking for it,” says Mauricio Diazgranados, a Colombian botanist.The misty and marshy páramo landscapes that sit above the tree line and b...
Tags: Mountains, Environment, Americas, Water, World news, Colombia, South America, Andes, El Dorado, Mauricio Diazgranados


Colombia open and safe but not quite ready

Many people will try to discourage you if you intend to go to Colombia. They still have in mind the terrorism and kidnapping of previous decades. These days are long gone. Only remain some little pockets of unsafe territory close to border of Venezuela and
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Venezuela


Liverpool clash a baptism of fire for Madrid-bound Eder Militao

Lisbon (AFP) – He will become the most expensive player ever in Portuguese football when he completes a 50 million-euro ($56.5 million) move to Real Madrid this July, but before that Eder Militao will attempt to help Porto overcome Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.  The 21-year-old Brazil international last month became Madrid’s first signing since Zinedine Zidane returned to the club as coach for a second spell. A central defender who can also operate at right-back, Mili...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Portugal, Brazil, James Rodriguez, Anfield, Zinedine Zidane, Madrid, Panama, Porto, Iker Casillas, Copa América


«Астана» среди лидеров рейтинга команд по количеству побед

Рейтинг команд: 1. Deceuninck - Quick Step - 22 2. Astana Pro Team - 21 3. Mitchelton-Scott - 16 4. BORA - hansgrohe - 13 5. UAE-Team Emirates - 11 Победы Астаны: 21 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2.UWT LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel 2019-03-31 20 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 4 2.UWT LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel 2019-03-28 19 Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5 2.UWT FUGLSANG Jakob 2019-03-17 18 Paris-Nice Stage 4 2.UWT IZAGIRRE Ion 2019-03-17 17 Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 4 2.UWT LUTSENKO Alexey 2019-03-16 16 Paris-Nice Stage...
Tags: Sport, Colombia, Cycling, Oman, Provence, Bilbao, Catalunya, VOLTA, Vuelta, Paris Nice, Miguel Angel, Kudus, Astana Pro Team, Comunitat Valenciana, Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol, Volta Ciclista


Midem Names Artist Accelerator Finalists 2019 From Record Number of Entries

Midem has announced the finalists for its 2019 Artist Accelerator competition after a record number of submissions, including from 24 new countries. The event, which is this year presented by label and distribution company Amuse, will see artists receiving access to professional mentoring and networking, including free legal consulting by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and data analytics from David Weiszfeld, founder & CEO of French company Soundcharts. Finalists w...
Tags: Music, Japan, UK, Colombia, South Africa, Kenya, Denmark, Anya, Sony Music Entertainment, Riviera, Cannes, Bruce Houghton, Mullally, United Talent Agency, Cannes France, Midem


A safe place for Venezuelan refugees in Colombia

Venezuela (MNN) – 3.4 million Venezuelan citizens, about ten percent of the population, have fled the country because of the economic crisis and political turmoil.  The United Nations estimates that the number of people fleeing will continue increasing and that there may be as many as 5.3 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants by the end of 2019. The Largest Migration in Latin America “It’s actually the largest migration in the modern history of Latin America,” Bethany Christian Services...
Tags: Colombia, Chile, United Nations, Brazil, Argentina, Un, Venezuela, Ecuador, UNHCR, Latin America, Bogota, Bethany, GLEASON, Bethany Christian Services, Kristi Gleason, Cucuta


UNICEF: Venezuelan children on the move need help

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Across Colombia’s capital, Venezuelan children, including infants, spend hours at busy intersections while their migrant parents sell candy or ask motorists for a few coins to get through another day after fleeing their homeland in search of a better life. The impact of Venezuela’s devastating economic, social and political problems has […]
Tags: News, Colombia, Nation, Venezuela, Unicef, Bogota, Colombia AP