Jonny Blair stands on the equator

World Borders: Crossing the Equator by foot at Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador

In my series of world borders, I’m usually talking about borders between separate countries or territories. Today however is all about a border within the same country – Ecuador. This isn’t a territorial border – it’s the Equator! It separates the Northern Hemisphere from the Southern Hemisphere. Crossing the border by foot here in Ecuador Read more about World Borders: Crossing the Equator by foot at Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador[…]

Equator Trip – Part 3 – Museo De Sitio Intinan *

The third and final part of my trip across the Equator in Ecuador involved a special trip to another touristy museum, this one featuring slightly more gimmicks and quirky tricks than the Museo De Ethnografico. I walked round the corner from the city (the unusual Ciudad Mitad Del Mundo – almost a custom built city Read more about Equator Trip – Part 3 – Museo De Sitio Intinan *[…]

Equator Trip Part 2: Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador – Museo Etnografico

This is the second part of my trip from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere. I had spent almost 15 months living in the Southern Hemisphere from October 2009 until December 2010, and when I made it to Ecuador, it was time to cross the Equator by foot for the first time in my Read more about Equator Trip Part 2: Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador – Museo Etnografico[…]

Equator Trip Part 1: Ciudad Mitad Del Mundo, Ecuador – Journey To The Middle Of The World

It’s a funny feeling when you stand in the middle of the world. Apparently you even weigh less on the Equator. Something to do with forces. But it had been well over a year since I was last in the Northern Hemisphere – that was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in October 2009 (in fact it’s Read more about Equator Trip Part 1: Ciudad Mitad Del Mundo, Ecuador – Journey To The Middle Of The World[…]

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