The thing I dislike most about traveling alone is that it is harder to get snapshots of the unsuspecting.
In addition to learning to cook in the Casa Crespo class, I reaped several other unanticipated benefits:
1. I learned the names of some of the fruits and vegetables I was not familiar with. More importantly, I learned how one might break into some of these foods because the chef offered us samples of some of them.
2. I learned where the healers are in the market and recognized some of the herbal remedies enough to be able to find the healers again in the future. I had no idea these services would be available in a mostly food focused market
3. I got some pictures of the locals at work.
I recommend, at a minimum, a guided tour of a market as a key to understanding more about all of the products and services available in one bustling space.