Back to Quito - market and equator
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May 19th, 2007 – by: kchong
Afterwards, we went to el Mitad del Mundo - the middle of the world aka the equator. There are two museums - one that feels a lot like an eerie Disneyland, and actually ~200 meters off the actual equator, and one that claims to be at the real equator "according to naval GPS" (Museo Intinan). Did the whole balancing egg on a nail head, watching the water drain 3 different ways, and trying to walk on the "equator line" in a straight line with our eyes closed. The water draining is really the only thing you can't dispute there (clockwise in the southern hemisphere, counter-clockwise in the nothern, and straight down on the equator).
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