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Dana Olbrantz

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    Change Is Good: A Traveler’s Story In Quito, Ecuador

    Change Is Good: A Traveler's Story In Quito, Ecuador

    Charged by the bright equator sunshine, I felt motivated to make my first month in Quito, Ecuador count. At first, everything was beautiful and intriguing, from the lush flowering trees that filled the boulevards to the volcanos looming around us like stern parents. One afternoon I planned to meet some friends for a tour, which required taking a taxi to an unfamiliar part of the city. I furtively waved over a cab from the main street, parallel to my own…

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