Dinos galore-ish!

Trip Start Jan 19, 2006
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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Last night we arrived in Sucre deciding to get a taxi together to here. It is a lovely colonial town and was the former capital. We splurged a bit on a nice hotel with cable tv and hot showers and breakfast all for less than 10 quid. We went our for a nice meal and a few drinks and the world didnt seem so bad when we went to bed.

Tried to lie in today but couldnt due to church bells and traffic. Dave and I headed around this lovely city with lots of white buildings many with wooden balconies and tiled rooves (sp?). Is a big place with some nice plazas and churches too. We wandered and managed to put some laundry in, get a new guide book for Peru, went to the market which was fab with some great looking veg and fruit and loads of cheese and other local produce. More great photos!

Then after seeing more of the market and town we headed to Plan Internationalīs office. I sponsor a child here in Bolivia who lives not far from here. We went to the office to see if we could visit the family as I couldnt arrange it at home as it takes months to do and we didnt know when we would arrive. The people at the office were so friendly and kind to us but it sounded like a lot of work for them to arrange a visit (esp as there are thousands of children sponsored here) so we decided just to buy him some presents for them to deliver next time they are there. If you fancy sponsoring a child (it is def worth it and it is very much needed in places like Bolivia) then visit
www.plan-international.org

After that we continued to wander and then arranged for a taxi to take us to the nearby archaeological site to see dino footprints. The taxi pulled up by a cement factory and no sign of any dinos but after a walk up hill we found a very new and glam dino park with good models of dinos and a lifesize one too. Then there was a viewing platform to see the dino footprints apparently the largest site of them anywhere with hundreds of varieties. Apparently they were discovered about 8 years ago when they were digging. We were a bit disappointed that you couldnt get reallyclose to them and to me (forever the cynic) they looked a bit like a human or dog footprints but I am sure they are real really!

Later on we wandered the bustling streets and markets for a nice dinner again and finished the evening all playing cards and drinking rum and cokes.
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