So, I used to live in Ecuador. Alright I only lived there for two and a half months, but that still counts right? I had some very interesting experiences there. I have lived in the bubble of Orem, Utah, my whole life. I have grown up with a family that cringes every time they see someone smoking and say, “They should know better than that”.  Considering this, living in Ecuador was a shock in a lot of ways. Going with the smoking example, everyone smokes. Everyone has their cigarette lighter holder with their lighter handy at all times. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a lighter holder. I guess if I was in need of a lighter often, I would get a lighter holder. I think it would be an especially good idea if you have kids. Then you could stick the lighter holder out of reach so there are no unforeseen accidents.

Anyways, back to Ecuador. When you first get there, the culture shock is absolutely incredible. Everything is so different. You would think it would be stressful, but it wasn’t.  Instead,  I was absolutely intrigued by it.  By the time I got home from Ecuador, I was determined to do lots more traveling. You really do get addicted to it. I crave going somewhere new, I love that feeling of getting in a taxi and seeing a new city and culture for the first time. It’s quite an amazing feeling.

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