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Visit to the Equator, where strange things happen.

Visit to the Equator, where strange things happen.

Today, our guide Paul took us to the famed monument on the Equator, a place where locals call it “Middle of the Earth”. We first visited a small museum dedicated to the Equator where we experienced few “mysterious” effects of being at the latitude 0 deg 00′ 00″. We first learned about a group of French scientists who arrived here in 1700’s and conducted calculations as to where exactly is the equatorial line. They came quite close, but some 30…

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Llamas, volcanoes and Papallacta hot springs.

Llamas, volcanoes and Papallacta hot springs.

We finally arrived late in Quito last night at about 11 pm. Our guide Paul was waiting for us and took us to hacienda Rumi Loma on the outskirts of Quito where we spent the night. After a very comfortable night and much needed sleep we got picked up in the morning by Paul and headed out for a full first day in Ecuador. We crossed this hilly city with some delays due to congestion but finally reached green mountains…

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