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Straight off the bat I have to say that I am a liar. The title of this post is an exaggeration, an untruth, a serious miscommunication, a barefaced lie. Whatever you want to call it, it’s just not factually correct. I didn’t actually have a “layover” in either of the aforementioned places. I call it a layover but highly doubt it would be considered as such because a) I didn’t travel by plane. Like, at all. And b) It was all done by choice. And let’s be honest, nobody ever chooses 48 hour layovers. But I like alliteration, and this way the title sounds a lot more catchy than what it would be if I was 100% truthful: “That time I spent a few days in two places and didn’t really do anything noteworthy.” That one would be no bueno, amirite? Now that my confession has been made and my conscience is clear, let…

The equator runs through quite a few countries, so when you think about it, standing in two different hemispheres probably isn’t even unique to Ecuador, right? I mean, what about Kenya? Indonesia? Somalia? Democratic Republic of the Congo?! Okay, so those last two aren’t exactly the world’s most popular tourist destinations right now so maybe scratch those! I guess the fact that Ecuador is literally named after this invisible line that runs through this earth of ours makes it that wee bit extra special. Not really something you should miss if you’re in the area! Luckily, with the massive array of tours on offer in Quito and the surrounding area, visiting the middle of the world is actually easier than ever! In fact you probably don’t even need to leave your accommodation to find one. Unless you’re AirBnb-ing it up in a farm somewhere of course. If you’re in a hostel…