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Straddling the Equator - Steve, Liron, Kerry and Andrei (photo by Nicola)

KERRY - The motley crew went to visit the Equator line today. We took the city buses this time and were very impressed with them - 25 cents for a ride on a very clean bus! Livingston should come to South America!

We arrrived at Mitad del Mundo and walked to the 'unofficial' museum which is aroud the corner from the French 'official' site. The unofficial musuem actutally houses the real Equator line, measured by GPS. The museum was cool, again lots of information about the history of the indiginoues people of Ecuador, but also some funky experiments such as balancing an egg on a nail on the equator line and watching the different ways water flows on the equator line as well as in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

We spent a good hour at the museum and our guide was really interesting and knowledgeable.

We caught the bus back to Quito and were starving so decided to have some South American steak in a local restaurant. It was really good steak - apart from the waiter messing up our order! Still it was an enjoyable meal.

Andrei and Steve then decided they  needed to make their mark in Quito and hit the bars in town. Nicola, Liron and I went out later on and sampled some very nice Strawberry Margharitas in a mexican restaurant. This is the life!

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Andrei balancing the old egg on a…
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Kerry attempting to walk the Equa…
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