Dinosaur Hunter

Trip Start Mar 14, 2004
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Flag of Bolivia  , Chuquisaca,
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

After almost 2 months working in Cuzco, I decided it was time to get moving again.
 So here I am back in Bolivia checking out some things I missed my first time through. I am in Sucre, a pleasant city with nice weather due to the lower elevation. The downtown area is really active and busy and complimented by the student populations from four universities. It's not a very touristy place but one landmark is worth seeing. 68 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed these parts and left their footprints while crossing an ancient lagoon, the bottom of which has now been pushed up into a vertical cliff. The discovery was made by the local cement factory while quarrying material for production. The cliff side is now protected and preserved for tourists to have a look back in time. There are over 5000 footprints from many different species, some measuring as large as 32 inches across! They are also constructing a museum called "Cretaceous Park" (apparently this is not the Jurassic Period) and although incomplete, they have some life size replicas of some of the beasts that once walked this planet. I won't stay here long ... I want to get back to Argentina....
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