July 3, 2013

Bus stations in South America are some of my favorite places. The possibilities are endless, and a surprise is about to unfold. Today we go to BaƱos.

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"La Mariscal," the northern district of Quito

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There is always reason to celebrate when you’re in the middle of the world.

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E is for Everything: East, Ecuador, and Equator

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Standing in 2 hemispheres at once. Literally in the middle of the world.

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Our first excursion was a bus ride to El Mitad Del Mundo, the Middle of the World City. Some call it a bit of a circus, and it’s no wonder why. Everyone who visits is automatically filled with a certain giddiness. Must be the energy of the equator.

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