If you ever visit Los Angeles know that there is a 100% guarantee of traffic. No matter where you are going or how you plan it, you’ll be parked on a freeway for hours. So rather than being trapped, my friend decided to take me to one of her favorite spots- El Mercadito de Los Angeles. Though I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the LA area, I’ve never come across this culturally rich environment. As soon as we walked out of the car and took our first steps into the market, I was reminded of the markets back in Barcelona. There was delicious food and authentic souvenirs. It’s a place I’ll definitely be visiting again.