"I have a lot of tourists that speak Spanish, and I'd like to be able to communicate with them better but don't know the language." ("Have you heard of this app, Duolingo?")
"I make these beautiful handmade jewelry but I live on the top of this hill and when it's not tourist season, it's hard for me to make money." ("Have you heard of Etsy?")
"I received a $100 U.S. bill from Americans but none of the banks around here will accept it because they can't verify if it's real or fake. How can I turn this into dollars I can use to buy things locally?" ("What about Venmo?") This happened so frequently that by the end of my trip, I ended up writing a note to hiking guide about how he could use a few of these services a bit better to help himself and friends. The best way for me to convey that information? On paper.
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