There was still so much to see and do in Costa Rica but I'm very excited about this next leg of my trip. I left at 9 am to the San Jose airport and waited in line for an hour, good thing I was 2 hours early! Security is much the same as we have experienced at home....take off your shoes, jacket, etc. I had a small bottle of hand sanitizer that Laura had given me along with a travel journal and it's now gone. Sorry Laura! But my water bottle, half full was fine. Go figure. It was a 3+ hour flight south to Lima, Peru and then I had another 6 hour layover. The price I pay for cheap airline tickets. It was then a 2 1/2 hour flight back up north to Quito, Ecuador. I got in at midnight and was a bit concerned about taking a taxi by myself in a strange, new place but then I went to the Transportation window and told them the Hotel I was staying at and it was someone from GAP Adventures. What a nice surprise! I got to my hotel and felt like I was in paradise. It has a flat screen TV and a blow dryer. I know I've only been roughing for a week but this was a nice surprise. This is my starting off point for the Galapagos Islands tour that I signed up for with GAP Adventures. So far, I'm happy with them!