Grazalema Natural Park Probably the greenest, lushest place in Andalucia....
Not long ago I had written about the dramatic, weather-eroded canyons of the ‘Badlands’ in this part of Andalucia....
Top Places To Visit 4 Spots
Affordable, fresh, exotic food at the Mercado central de Quito (Central market- right in the city downtown) – yum yum yum – fish, tasty juices, rice, chicken ~all for 1-3$. The “it” place to be if you are a foodie. There is a very local version of a “food court” on ever corner, where you can sit around to enjoy a quick bite. Oh! the mere mention of this place fills my olfactory sensors with the smell of spices, fresh juices, roses, fish and every thing mixed up together – wondering how that smells! Hmmm- if you are hungry, it smells like heaven. How to reach: 3 blocks east of Main Plaza (Presidential Palace) is the enclosed market place, Mercado Central.
Patatas Paco José
Another great location is Patatas Paco jose which is located nearby the Atarazanas market. On the outside, you could be forgiven to think you have reached Willy Wonka's shop. Only difference is that this small but busy shop specializes in Patatas Fritas (Crisps). In the window, you can admire the largest box full of homemade crisps.