Day 128: Quito, Ecuador
So Day One of my family’s visit was eventful but I was hoping for a calmer Day Two so we did what all tourists do in Ecuador – venture to the Equator.
The bus ride is anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on traffic.
The distance was comforting as I thought it would be good to get outside the city to remove the sting from the robbery.
I heard there were two equator museums but as we exited the bus we only found the more touristy Mitad del Mundo, which was fine as it was such a large site.
We spent the morning touring the site and taking all of the obligatory photos, which may have seen pointless on my own but was a lot of fun to do with them.
Somehow cheesiness is okay when you’re with family.
As much fun as the site was, the highlight of the trip for me was a couple who entered the bus on the way home and treated everyone to a song.
Like others, they were looking to sell CDs and while I was prepared to just give them $1 for the song, I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the cost of a CD and a very cheap souvenir for the day.