From the middle of the world.

In the last post I forgot to write about El mitad del mundo, which on reflection is a pretty big omission. As you can tell from the country’s name, the equator passes through Ecuador. The equatorial region is around 12 km wide, with the ‘actual’ equator being the midpoint of this, but there are two representative…

Fire and ice.

Do you ever picture countries with a certain color as a theme; sort of an overriding tone to the background? To me, Cambodia was orange: the earth under ancient trees, rusty waters of the river in Siem Reap, sunrise capturing the stones of Angkor Wat. Costa Rica was always rich, vibrant green, with life exploding from every inch…