Photo Friday: Mitad Del Mundo


Mitad Del Mundo Ecuador

We started our family world trip in Quito, Ecuador. Although we plan to chill out at the beach in Southern Ecuador for a little rest and relaxation before we start the trip proper, I thought it would be fun to indulge in a little geekiness and take photos standing on the Equator as a way to mark the start of our journey in a notable way. My boys were only too happy to comply.

Mitad Del Mundo is an equatorial marker about an hour north of Quito. It’s a totally manufactured tourist attraction, but it’s fun. You can take your photo in front of the small on-site museum or…

Mitad Del Mundo Equator Line

standing on the line marking the Equator or…

Mitad Del Mundo Jumping The Equator

high-five-ing across the Equator.

The Mitad Del Mundo is easily accessible via the blue line public buses from central Quito. There is an expressway which runs along Av America and Av Del La Prensa. If like us, you think that you don’t really need to take the express bus, be warned, the trip takes at least 30 minutes longer on the local buses. We paid less than $5 there and back for all four of us.

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". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

2 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Mitad Del Mundo

  1. angela

    Looks like we are about a month behind you. We’re shipping our bus to Columbia in the next couple of weeks. Hope we can catch up before you leave South America. Keep on having fun!

  2. quickroute

    Fair play to ya bringing the wee nippers RTW – what an experience for them and for you all – I haven’t been more than 100 miles from our new home since I got here 3 months ago – Our travels will be restricted to the US for the next year at least as herself gets her paperwork processed. Look forward to the next installments and I gave you a few already but hit me up for tips on Argie must see and do’s

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