When in Quito a quick journey out of town gets you to the middle of the earth. Here you can stand with one leg in each hemisphere and learn all about the equator and how it affected the lives of the tribes from the jungle.

There are 2 middles of the earth. The official big monument located where the french declared the equator to be in the late 17oo’s and the actual middle of the earth museum located on the equator as pinpointed by military GPS.

On the way we also made a stop at a collapsed volcano creator where a small population of farmers call home.