Life “Better Transportation Than Your Stinking Bus City”
posted by June 25 at 17:27 PMon
Last September, Savage and I tried to convince star summer intern Sarah Mirk to quit school and become a full-time staffer here. She wisely shot us down, but decided she’d help us out by extending her stay in the newsroom thru December—forgoing a planned fall semester in Ecuador.
Wondering what Sarah was up to this summer—her last summer as a college student—I caught up with her over e-mail this weekend.
Well get this, she finally made it to Ecuador. And here’s one thing she had to say:
“They have better transportation here than your stinking bus city—electric ‘trolebuses’ with dedicated lanes. On weekend nights the whole trole reeks of cheap men’s hair gel, but it can get me and thousands of other people all the way across messy Quito in a half hour.
Quito is a city of about 1.5 million.