I have just returned from a trip to one of my must-visit cities in the world. The iconic Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles is one of the most famous cities in the world. We have seen so much of it in movies and TV that it's like visiting a familiar place. Of course, stepping on it, is nothing like watching on the screen, as we soon find out.
The reason for my trip to LA was the We All Grow Summit blogger conference where I was teaching a food photography session along with fellow food bloggers Ericka and Meseidy. The most awesome part was traveling with Sagrario, my dear friend from Vainilla y Azafrán; I couldn't have asked for a better travel companion.
The conference was a rousing success, incredibly well-organized, very educational and I met a ton of food blogger friends, like the sweet Bren, one of my travel companions during my recent culinary tour of Israel, and some who I hadn't met personally before but with whom I have been in contact for a long time, like Vianessa, Pilar, Yvette, Melissa, and Maura.
I wish I could tell you much more about Los Angeles as a city, but unfortunately, the time for exploring was limited during those four days. One thing I can say confidently: You'll need a lot more time to enjoy Los Angeles.
As always, I pay as much attention to the food as I do to the people and the sights. And the food did not disappoint. The highlight was definitely the visit to award-winning La Guelaguetza, a restaurant specializing in Oaxacan cuisine, and famous for its moles. An absolute must-visit when in LA. We made time to visit markets. The Grand Central Market was a thing to behold, as was the farmers' market with its many foods stands, including the Cajun food, stand where my taste for spicy food was put to the test.
Our visit was grueling as we wanted to squeeze every minute out of a short visit to a faraway place. Exhausted as we were, we visited several markets, made a stop at the beach, did some shopping, and even some exploring food in Korea Town, where we were staying.
Los Angeles is such a big, crazy (in a good way) city, so rich, so incredibly diverse, there will most definitely be a next time.