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19 viewsSpying on the Quitotecas.
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16 viewsThe spire of the basilica.
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15 viewsThe basilica by day, as viewed from the hostel.
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16 viewsLeaving for the equator (about 1.5 hr north of Quito) is in front of the basilica.
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14 viewsHeads of Geography
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15 viewsThis is where they THOUGHT the equator was. Turns out it's 200m away but at least we have something to take photos at.
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16 viewsIt was two days before the equinox and on the equator so the sun was straight up - no shadow.
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14 viewsA foot in either hemisphere. O yeah!
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15 viewsI'm painting a line and this is MY half of the world.
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14 viewsKim blatantly ignores the treaty and crosses to my hemisphere.
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14 viewsMeanwhile, I continue to walk the diplomatic tightrope.
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14 viewsAnybody need a sweater?
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15 viewsThanks for the help, ladies!
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14 viewsKids on a tour crowd around to buy snacks for lunch.
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14 viewsAnother view of the incorrect equator monument.
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14 viewsAnd yet another shot of a line. Coming next time, the triangle: AKA Cotapaxi volcano.
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14 viewsThis rather random museum is where the actual equator is. The mistake was uncovered by GPS.
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14 viewsThe area around here was quite arid.
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14 viewsFrom Quito you can take a cablecar to 4100m and then hike up a volcano from there. This was my plan.
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15 viewsIf you don't get breathless on rides, it's probably pretty likely in Quito at almost 3000m ASL.
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