Trip Start Aug 17, 2009
55Trip End Jul 15, 2010
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We took a wander around the pretty little town of Sucre. There was a beautiful plaza in the centre and we sat there for the good while. There were shoe shine boys all over the place. Ranging in ages from eight to about twelve or thirteen. They came over to us and asked us where we were from and then asked us for any Irish money that we had. Of course we hadn´t any but they showed us their collections and they had so many. One kid had coins from Australia, most South American countries and even a coin from somewhere in Asia...he couldn´t remember which one
The place we were staying was right around the corner from the local market. We went in the following morning for breakfast. We got some bread and some juices and avoided the meat walkways. The market here was very like the big one we´d walked through in Cusco. You could get anything here. Fruits, vegetables, meats of all kinds, detergents, eggs, spices, breads, cakes, bootleg dvds, jewellery, sunglasses, anything!!!
The following day we went out to Parque Cretácico. It was top of the list of things to do in Sucre in the guidebook so we figured it´d pass a day. The BIGGEST waste of time ever!!!! We got a bus out to the park and were taken on a tour
There´s a ´festival´ on in the middle of February in the city and all the children around the place were gearing up for it already by throwing waterballoons. Groups of girls and girls walking alone were particularly vulnerable. I got a smack across the ear from one as we were on the bus out to the park. There were kids with super soakers in the plaza and even ´drive-by´ gangs who pelted them out the car windows at unsuspecting couples, groups, it didn´t matter. We were talking to the guy in the hostal who told us that it only gets worse the nearer you get to the event. It´s only water and you dry off pretty quickly but it´s still a big shock when one of them hits you!
We took a day bus to Potosi the following day.