This week’s top 5 travel experiences: Florida skunk apes, straddling the equator and a visit to Ford City

Mitad del Mundo in Quito is an unforgettable travel experience

Every week, we write about experiences travellers can have all over the world. Here are some of our favourites from this week:

Straddle the equator in Ecuador

Ecuador is named after the equator, the imaginary line that divides the Earth into two hemispheres. You can stand on this line and have one foot in each hemisphere at the Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World) monument, located 26 kilometers north of Quito. The monument is part of a complex that includes a museum, a planetarium and a cultural center. You can also visit the nearby Intiñan Solar Museum, where you can see some experiments and demonstrations that show the effects of the equatorial location.

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Experience the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters in Florida

If you’re looking for something truly unusual, head to the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters in Ochopee. This attraction is dedicated to finding and studying the elusive Skunk Ape, Florida’s version of Bigfoot. You can learn about the sightings and evidence of this creature, see photos and videos and even join a swamp buggy tour or an overnight camping trip to search for it yourself. While it’s not likely that you’ll be successful, you can also count on seeing other animals such as alligators, snakes and turtles and plenty of bird species.

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Visit Ford City, the former Heart of Windsor’s automotive industry

For a glimpse of Windsor’s industrial past, visit Ford City, a neighbourhood that was once the heart of the city’s automotive industry. Ford City was where Henry Ford built his first Canadian factory in 1904, and where thousands of workers lived and worked. Today, you can see some of the historic buildings, such as the Drouillard Road Fire Hall, the Ford City Community Garden and the Gino and Liz Marcus Community Complex. You can also admire the colourful murals that depict the history and culture of Ford City.

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Visit Temple in the Sea in Trinidad

The Temple in the Sea is a Hindu temple that stands on a man-made island in the Gulf of Paria. The temple was built by Siewdass Sadhu, an indentured labourer who came to Trinidad from India in the early 20th century. He wanted to build a temple on the shore, but was denied permission by the colonial authorities. He then decided to build the temple in the sea, using his own money and labour. He carried stones and sand from the shore to the island for 25 years, until he completed the temple in 1947. The temple is a symbol of his faith and perseverance, and a place of worship and pilgrimage for Hindus.

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Visit the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis

The World Chess Hall of Fame is a museum that celebrates the history and culture of chess, as well as its connection to art, science and education. The museum features exhibits, artifacts and interactive displays that showcase the game’s impact on society and its champions. The museum also hosts tournaments, lectures and workshops for chess enthusiasts of all levels.

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