Published: August 19th 2012August 12th 2012
We flew this morning to Quito, Ecuador. Its nice and warm here, which is a nice change.
We went to the Mitad del Mundo, right on the equator, and did some cool experiments, like balancing a raw egg on the head of a nail. We also found out about some anomaly where you're not as strong when you're standing right on the equator...crazy! We played around with the way water drains in the north and southern hemispheres.. I never thought that only 5 feet on either side there'd be such a difference!
Ecuador actually got its name because its right on the Equator. Equator...Ecuador
We visited the Old Town section of Quito and checked out a cool cathedral. We had lunch in the square, and the musician was really awesome.
SO EXCITED for the Galapagos. We leave tomorrow (with a stopover in Guayaquilm Ecuador's biggest city)!!!
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