Just a neat way of saying that the Earth has a buldge at the center so you can climb Cimborazo and be further from the center of Earth than you are even on Everest.
The Salar. The salt flats of Bolivia. Maybe it’s the giant furry Saguaro-like cacti (Echinopsis atacamensis) or the visiting Vicuna (A Camelid species) that come by each evening to look for food scraps. Whatever it is, we’d never found ourselves in such a unique and definitively new landscape.