This is my first trip to Ecuador – I’m always more excited when I’m headed to a new destination, than when it’s a return visit to a familiar location. First, a relatively short journey of 2 flights from Las Vegas, connecting in Atlanta, before touching down in Quito just before 11pm local time. We were 20 minutes late, but as we were the only international flight arriving at this time, getting thru customs and immigration were a breeze – less than 10 minutes from deplaning to collecting my bag. And wouldn’t you know it, my pre-arranged transfer was nowhere to be found. I even had the guy at the airport information desk call the shuttle company number – no answer. So, I went with Plan B – grabbed a taxi and finally got underway for the 45-minute drive to downtown.