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Ecuador - Across the equator

  • Roof of the world

    At 2850 meters above sea level, Quito is the highest official capital of the world.

    [Centro Historico, Quito]

  • Will the real equator please stand up

    The real equator marking is hidden away, since the official equator already had been marked by an expensive monument.

    [The real equator]

  • Nice try

    The real equator is a few hundred meters off, but it's still an impressive monument.

    [Reine at the equator, Mitad del Mundo]

  • Volcanospottning

    This used to be the world's highest volcano until 1986.

    [Reine at Cotopaxi volcano]

  • Volcanospottning

    A bit out of breath at 4200 meters above sea level.

    [Reine at Cotopaxi volcano]

  • Someone to watch over you

    [Virgen del Panecillo, Quito]

  • Catching up

    [Reine in Basilica del Voto Nacional]

  • Sunstrider

    [Reine in Basilica del Voto Nacional]

  • King of the hill

    It gets a bit cold at 4100 meters above sea level.

    [Reine at the slopes of Pichincha volcano]

  • Stairway to archway

    [Centro Historico, Quito]



Reine is a web developer who enjoys caffeine-fueled urban traveling. More...

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