I’ve been crossing the equator several times before, but I’ve never actually stood on it until now! Of course it’s big business here in Ecuador, with even the Spanish word “ecuador” meaning “equator”.
"As I entered the heavily guarded Rotunda in the center, some of the most famous documents in the world laid before me."
"The area contains 54 excavated bunkers along with gun emplacements, scattered around the town’s most visible landmark."
"One of the advantages of repeated visits to a place is the leisure pace of awe and discovery while drifting slowly down the worn streets of the French capital."
"By extensive use of landfill with sand bought from Indonesia and Cambodia, the bay area has expanded greatly in the last few years and tall buildings pop up everywhere."
"Hundreds of houses were quickly build, but unfortunately all of it was burned to the ground in 1611 by Danish forces."
"Since the toilets were locked during the seven hour stop, we had to bribe the provodnitsas to use the facilities. Then came the Mongols."