Moving at the Speed of Earth

Photo of Jen and Sasha in both hemispheres
I have felt the rotation of the earth multiple times. I am familiar with the sensation. In each case, tequila or some other, equally unscrupulous libation acted as the conduit for the experience.  

I am standing perfectly still, with my feet together and arms at my sides, I feel nothing. At a velocity of just over 1000 miles per hour, I am perfectly balanced.

With eyes closed, I raise my arms out from my sides and, as if trying to walk a tightrope, I take a step forward. Nope. I can’t do it. Incredibly, the drag created by my arms extending away from each other into opposite hemispheres is enough to knock me over, no Patrón necessary.

Photo of Sasha balancing an egg on its end

Sasha balanced an egg on its end

It’s important to get some tourist shit accomplished before diving into the nitty-gritty of culture-immersion. I’m enjoying easing into the discomfort with distractions of water spinning in different directions as it drains. It is true that water does spin in different directions depending on which side of the equator you’re on. I just felt why.

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