At the centre of the universe...
Trip Start Jun 12, 2008
32Trip End Dec 14, 2008
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Got the requisite photo of me straddling the equator with one foot in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern. I've worked out that I'm not actually a 'traveller' in the strictest sense of the word (bus travel everywhere, shared rooms in hostals, cold showers etc). I'm more of a tourist with a rucksack on a long holiday (air travel or private transfer, private ensuite rooms, hot showers etc)
Interesting enough place, La Mital del Mundo, with lots of information on the varios indigenous peoples of Ecuador. There's plenty of building work going on around there, as a whole town has grown up around the monument / exhibition, and the town looks set to grow and grow (just like Topsy).
Earlier in the week I wandered around both the new and old towns of Quito, the old town being a UNESCO World Heritage site. Again, rather than rush to head off to places further afield, I seem content to remain awhile wherever I land and get a feel for the people, the pace of life etc. Lord nows I've never been an adrenaline junky, so I'm happy to walk and explore as I go.
I do have some pictures, mostly from Mital del Mundo, to post but I picked a cyber cafe without USB ports on their pcs. In this day and age, can you believe it?!
More updates coming soon.