On and around the equator
Mon 5 Nov 2012 - Mon 5 Nov 2012
Immediately after our trip to Otavalo, Christine and I went to the Mitad del Mundo: the Middle of the World. This is the place where French Explorer Charles-Marie de La Condamine calculated and determined the equatorial line to be. In 1936 a monument was erected to commemorate this spot. The original monument was then replaced with the current monument in 1982. However, with the help of GPS technology the equatorial line is actually 240 meters north of the Mitad del Mundo monument.
Always meeting in the middle
Where the northern and southern hemispheres meet
Giant beetle trying to escape the 9 to 5
Penis fish typically found in the Amazon river. It is not advised to pee while in the water as you might get an unpleasant surprise
Balancing an egg on a nail aligned on the equator
On the real equator line!