WATCH | Where to stop if you want to travel the centre of the world

2020-03-11 11:45 - Gabi Zietsman
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The Equator is one of the five major latitude circles that divide up our earth, and it also makes for a thrilling bucket list itinerary around the middle of the world where the Northern and Southern Hemisphere meet. 

Splitting the world in half, this is where jungle and humidity thrive, with the longest section falling over Indonesia. 

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During an equinox, no shadows are visible as the sun shines directly onto this part of the world at noon. 

The middle line has also become an explorer's dream route. All the countries it travels through have some markers designating its route, some with extravagant monuments while others just have a simple road sign. But the line crosses through a dangerous area in parts of Africa and South America, so stick to main roads in these sections.

This would be one of the most insane road trips in the world, and if you don't have the cash or time to do the whole round-the-world journey, you could always try and do segments in the big countries like Ecuador, Brazil, Kenya and Indonesia. 

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