This question sparked a huge response on Twitter this week.
I’ve made lots of stupid and silly mistakes during my travels. One of them finally came back to haunt me. I lost my phone Thursday night after stepping on the wrong bus which I thought was going to the main bus station in Bogota. I put my phone down on a seat and forgot to grab it when I stepped off and the bus drove away with it.
I noticed pretty much right away and I was went to the police at a nearby metro station to report the incident. They managed to call my phone and eventually a lady picked up. The police ended up organizing a meet up the following afternoon where I would meet here in front of the National Museum.
What followed was a series of miscommunications. I was expecting the police officer to be at the meetup to help assist with the reunion of my phone. He wasn’t which was a problem. Looking back I should have my host call the police officer and the lady with my phone to clarify everything.