I Was Pickpocketed… And Why That Shouldn’t Stop You From Traveling

It's taken quite some time for me to write this post.  Ten months ago, I was pickpocketed on a busy bus in Quito, Ecuador.  At first I refrained from writing about the situation because I was still processing what had happened.  In my experience, there was a certain amount of self-inflicted shame involved in being a victim of a theft.