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Day 98 - Latitude 0 0 0: Mitad del Mundo

June 28th 2010
Today we left early to account for a repeat of our problematic attempt to reach the equator a couple of weeks ago. This time we caught the right bus (their public transport is more confusing for a foreigner than the London Underground would be) and rode an hour and a half to La Mitad del Mundo (the middle of the world), a bizarre complex consisting of more restaurants and souvenir shops that anyth ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Mitad del Mundo

Ecuadorian Flag The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
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Tot: 0.959s; Tpl: 0.008s; cc: 17; qc: 70; dbt: 0.1013s; 70; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 1; ; mem: 6.6mb