In the middle of the world at the middle of the day :P

Mitad del Mundo Travel Blog

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yay! I'm so close!!!
Wow, going to "Mitad del Mundo" took us longer than expected. But it was worth it. The bus drove to "Mitad del Mundo" town and left us at the entrance of the park, yay! We were so excited, finally we were here! Got our tickets and decided to start the visit of the park. From the entrance we could see the famous Equator monument, and couldn't wait much until reach it, let's go faster!

When we reached the 0º0'0", we all were as happy as children with new toys, hahaha. This was a special ocasion and of course deserve tons and tons of pics, hahaha. I lost track of how many pics we made here. There's a museum inside the monument, which is about astronomy, but since none of us was an expert of this topic, we decided to skip it and get more pics, hehe.

I turned back and saw the rest of the gang! The ones we missed in Quito! Darren was worried and told me they were waiting for us at the park, but then decided to go to Mitad del Mundo.
awww, me and Anthony
I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The boy that we saw at the trolley station was with them, hahaha. He was the other friend they were waiting for. They started to take pics, while we decided to go to the square in the park in order to look for something to eat and drink. It was pretty hot!

Mitad del Mundo is much more than just the monument. There were some restaurants, shops, snack bars and a colorful small church. We decided to grab a cold beer, we deserved it, hehehe. This would be Kerry's first beer in Ecuador, but also something new for me, since I haven't try this brand: "Conquer". It was good, but I preferred the Club ;)

We stayed there until 2:30pm, taking more pics but it was time to move. We were starving!!! The group splitted. The "Germans" would stay here longer, the Venezuelan guy wanted to go back to Quito ASAP, and the rest of us were hungry but wanted to go to the town for local food, and not overprized :)

We didn't walk long until we found a restaurant that looked nice, so real! Their specialty was fried pork "fritada" and they were cooking that at the window, hahaha.
in charge of the kitchen
Ok, let's give it a try. We got a table at the back and ordered a beer. This was a family business, you could see the mom cooking, one of the children was the waiter and the youngest one was doing the dishes, awwww.

After checking the menu, we decided to have: Cynthia and Anthony got rice and lentils with beer, while Kerry and me got something called llapingacho which had pork, corn, potato empanada, tomato and onion. I knew there was no chance, I'd get something vegetarian here, but when you are in Rome...

Food was tasty and they gave us a complimentary snack too, hehehe. We were so hungry that were ready not even 30min later, hahaha. After taking some pics here, we decided to drive back to the city. It was 3:30pm and we were sure the ride back wouldn't be shorter than the drive to Mitad del Mundo, hehe.

Now, I can say: I have been in the middle of the world!!!!!

yadilitta says:
getting closer...
Posted on: Aug 22, 2009
rotorhead85 says:
Yeah, you're half way there!
Posted on: Aug 22, 2009
yadilitta says:
yes, I should go to the north and south hehe
Posted on: Aug 22, 2009
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yay! Im so close!!!
yay! I'm so close!!!
awww, me and Anthony
awww, me and Anthony
in charge of the kitchen
in charge of the kitchen
city: middle
city: middle
of the world
of the world
Equator monument
Equator monument
in the middle of the world
in the middle of the world
yes!
yes!
North & South
North & South
Anthony was the photographer ;)
Anthony was the photographer ;)
monument from the North
monument from the North
West side
West side
having fun!!!
having fun!!!
finally we reached it!
finally we reached it!
divided between north and south
divided between north and south
north or south?
north or south?
pink camera in the middle of the w…
pink camera in the middle of the …
:)
:)
oh!
oh!
nice square
nice square
holding the world
holding the world
colorful church
colorful church
refreshing beer
refreshing beer
another brand: conquer
another brand: conquer
South against North, haha
South against North, haha
South and North are friends :) (Ya…
South and North are friends :) (Y…
at the restaurant
at the restaurant
have to earn money :P
have to earn money :P
the pans
the pans
lots of toasted corn and pieces of…
lots of toasted corn and pieces o…
complimentary snack: toasted corn …
complimentary snack: toasted corn…
blurry lunch, hehe
blurry lunch, hehe
nice kid following his moms instr…
nice kid following his mom's inst…
Anthonys rice with lentils and be…
Anthony's rice with lentils and b…
my llapingacho (salad, potato empa…
my llapingacho (salad, potato emp…
morocho. I didnt try this...
morocho. I didn't try this...
we were starving, hahaha
we were starving, hahaha
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Mitad del Mundo
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