La Mitad del Monde
Quito Travel Blog› entry 6 of 134 › view all entries
September 27th, 2009 – by: melsadventure
After a delicious fruit breakfast I ventured into the brilliant Quito morning and took a bus to the centre of the world. Yup folks, it´s that easy! Now the South American counterparts of our lovely London bus drivers have made a national sport of throwing people from their feet and seats, they make English drivers look like amateurs! So after a rather scary ride I arrived along with Andrea (a lovely Kentucky girl also living with my family) and went into the rather impressive monument. What makes it all the more impressive is that it´s actually situated in the wrong place, about 500m to the west of the actual line!!! It´s incredible that indigenous tribes knew where it was without GPS but clearly the local Ecuadorians didn´t!
So after visiting the "fake" centre we went across to the more rustic looking indigenous area and took a really interesting tour around the site.
So i sit here now still wiping the dust from my body, sipping a mojito and looking forward to heading off to the Galapagos tomorrow. Ah ... life on the road!
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