Costa Rica has been significantly different to The Galapagos and Ecuador. After having travelled for three weeks and venturing on excursions and taking class, it has been nice to settle down in the quaint town of Ciudad Colon in Costa Rica. The few days I have been here, my hostess has spoilt Katie (my roommate) and me from every angle! In the mornings for breakfast, she always has a plate of tropical fruit, including mango, banana, watermelon and pineapple with either a grilled cheese or Gallo Pinto (a typical dish). She also sets out cups of orange juice and native coffee to accompany our scrumptious breakfast. Tita, our hostess, makes our bed and does our laundry without even letting us know! There is always clean pair of “panueletas” (towels) waiting on our desk and occasionally an afternoon snack. For dinner, Tita tends to prepare many local dishes. On her menu are yucca pie, potato and chicken and pork that are all accompanied by a salad, rice and beans. Tita truly makes me feel at home!