SOUTH AMERICA!I’m in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Am loving finally getting to South America and have been hanging out here for a few days. I’ve booked into a hostel with free ¨Rum and coke¨nights 3 times a week yet have managed to make it out to see a few sights. The picture is me at the Equator. Or rather at the equator (ish). A French expedition determined this to be the site and there is a massive monument and a line. Too bad someone turned up with a GPS system 15 years ago and found they were 200M out- there’s a picture of me at the ¨real¨equator in the photos section. The actual equator was intriguing - we did experiments such as balancing an egg on a nail and seeing water go down a plughole in different ways depending where you are (anticlockwise swirl in the northern hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern and straight down on the equator).Quito is 2800M high and I felt the altitude for the first 24 hrs. Am fine now and am very much looking forward to heading to the Galapagos Islands on Tuesday- expensive for the trip but they look amazing. I’m sure I’ll have lots of photos from that but will be away from email for most of the week I’m there.