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The middle of the world

Ciudad Mitad del Mundo:

 

 

The walk to the “Ciudad Mitad del Mundo” (middle of the world)  is mandatory when a ride is in Quito, and is moving into a tourist town established in the equator or you are that one is actually in the middle of the world.

Once one enters to the tourism sector in this city, one encounters a small town that has several craft shops and restaurants, but mostly  is the monument to the “Mitad del Mundo” inside which does a Ethnographic Museum.

It is interesting to lie on the equator that is drawn on the floor of this town and stretching from the church of the same, until the monument “Mitad del Mundo”, the crucifix in the church is located exactly in half and leaving this party line on the floor, one can walk through the mass line and be balanced in the middle of the world, or you can put one foot in the northern hemisphere and one foot in the southern hemisphere and jump or take the step that you want, it can be done with hands supported by example in the south and feet in the north or vice versa.

Way to the middle of the world


After walking through this town and after visiting the monument that represents middle of the world, visitors can take a bus part to the crater of Pululahua volcano.


Great was my surprise and not find a crater as a hole Donat if not meet an entire valley with several kilometers,  that was formed in the crater of the volcano today off, from the viewpoint is an impressive sight and one wants to have more time not only to appreciate this valley if not to stay a few days in this natural environment.

 

In Spanish:

 

 

El paseo a la Ciudad Mitad del Mundo es un paseo obligatorio cuando se esta en Quito, y es trasladarse a una ciudad turĂ­stica establecida en la lĂ­nea ecuatorial o seas que uno se encuentra efectivamente a la mitad del mundo.

The entrance to the middle of the world

 

Una vez que uno ingresa al sector turístico de esta ciudad, uno se encuentra con todo un pequeño pueblo que tiene varias tiendas de artesanías y restaurantes, pero principalmente esta el monumento a la Mitad del Mundo en cuyo interior funciona un Museo Etnográfico.

 

Es interesante situarse en la lĂ­nea ecuatorial que esta trazada en el piso  de este poblado y que abarca desde la iglesia del mismo hasta el monumento a la mitad del mundo, en la iglesia el crucifijo se encuentra exactamente a la mitad y saliendo parte esta lĂ­nea trazada en el piso, uno puede caminar por la misa lĂ­nea y ser el equilibrista en el medio del mundo o puede poner un pie en el hemisferio norte y otro pie en el hemisferio sur  y dar el paso al hemisferio que uno quiera, se puede echar con las manos apoyadas por ejemplo en el sur y los pies en el norte o a la inversa.

 

DespuĂ©s de pasear por este poblado y despuĂ©s de visitar el monumento que representa la mitad del mundo, los visitantes pueden tomar un bus que parte hasta el cráter del  volcán Pululahua.

The church in the middle of the world

 

Grande fue mi sorpresa y no encontrarme un cráter como el agujero de un Donat si no encontrarme con todo un valle de varios kilómetros de radio que se formo en el cráter de este volcán hoy en día apagado, desde el mirador se tiene una vista impresionante y uno desea tener mas tiempo no solo para apreciar este valle sino para quedarse unos días en este entorno natural.

 

jendara says:
Tell me, that there are two seasons, one with rain and the other warm.
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mistyleatherneck says:
How are the seasons there?
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jendara says:
How is in Indonesia?
There is something special?
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