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Simultaneoulsy Standing On Both Halves of Planet Earth  
   

Simultaneoulsy Standing On Both Halves of Planet Earth

In Indonesian Tugu Khatulistiwa translates to Equator Monument. Official looking geographical marker on the floor in front of me.
Below the Equator

August 1st 2013
I've been saving that blog title for weeks ever since I decided to start my second round of this year's Indonesian travels in the West Kalimantan capital of Pontianak. Pontianak has the distinction of being one of the few cities in the world smack dab on the equator. The airport, however, is well south of the city and hence below the equator. There are many ways to cross from Malaysian Bor ... read more
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Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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