Back in October, I was glad to catch El Caminito on an off day. It made it really easy to get great pictures of the buildings and since we had arrived right after a rainstorm, we had the entire area to ourselves. The one downside however, was that none of the shops and cafes were open for us to explore. At the time I thought nothing of it, but now having visited the spot a second time, I am happy that I was able to see every aspect of the tourist attraction. Alleyways and shops that were shut down on our first trip were open and lively on my second trip with Quail. We enjoyed a nice sunny day walking the streets, while a group of drummers played music and encouraged passersby to join in dancing with them. We stopped in a few hidden shops where Quail found great trinkets (her favorite things) to bring home to New York.