At the Equator... and it´s Bloody Freezing!!
Mitad del Mundo Travel Blog› entry 26 of 71 › view all entries
October 10th, 2007 – by: RainyDayToast
We woke up, attempted to have a shower (the water here is suppose to be hot... could´ve fooled me...) and wash my hair. Because I´ve felt so sick with this damn cold in the last few days, it´s been a quick in and out. It´s not warm here in Quito, so having a cold shower has only made my cold worse.
ANYWAY,.... got on the bus to Mitad del Mundo which is about 22km away from Quito itself. Ecuador wure knows how to haul in the tourism. Mitad del Mundo can be explained to some extent like a mini-amusement park. For some reason you have to pay to get in ($2USD) and there is a big monument which also serves as the official museum and has the equator line running through it. Some dude marked it in the 1700´s although in reality it is actually about 150m off the REAL equator.
The museum ($3USD) isn´t all that interesting, but I guess it worth it for the view at the top. Pretty impressive really, the landscape is really nice. The entire place was pretty quiet, and comprises of restaurants and tourist shops, all at reasonable prices (and most not so pushy either which is just how we like it).
There are some nice murals around the place also, which we decided to take advantage of (or should I say Nathan was as you can see...)! Decided to take some arty photos with our camera, which is the only real good run it´s had! Turned out pretty cool in our opinions anyway.
It started to rain on the way back to Quito so we opted out of going to the old town today. Instead we thought the only decent thing to do for the afternoon was see another movie! So off to see ¨White Noise 2¨(pretty good too, I bit all my nails off...)!
Suppose to be going to Mindo tomorrow but we will see....
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