The small capital

Trip Start Oct 23, 2009
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Trip End Mar 17, 2010


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Flag of Bolivia  , Chuquisaca,
Saturday, November 21, 2009

 Friday 21/11

Left La Paz on a night bus (20th) as usual with a good 12hrs infornt of us. Ths bus ride went well eventhoguh we were on frotn seats, without any functioning seatbelts. Slept a bit, agathe didnt feel too good and woke up when we passed over Potosi and its mountains (over 4000m). Got to Sucre at 7am found a hotel. Headed off in a ultratouristic īdinobusīto go a checkout the dinosaurus tracks not far off sucre. Loads of locals were visitng this local dinosaurus disney land and the bes part fo the trip must have been the vue of Sucre rather than the park itself. Got back aroun 1pm and had a roam around time, walking up to the Recoleta monastry which again gave a beautiful vue of Sucre and we therefore sat down for a drink. Headed back down and ended passing a 5* hotel and the guy at the front seeing that we were looking at the decoration with awe, gave us a gided tour of the hotel's private musuem and of the hotel itself. Very nice. After that we went down to the PLaza Bolivar where they were setting up a stage, after a few questions it was told that we had ended up in Sucre īmusic festivalī, not knowing what to expect we went back to the hotel left the cameras there, had a drink and came back to the festival, 30min late but it still hadnt started. When it did we regretted not having taken our cameras as the outdoor concert was magnificent with half a dozen local and national bands playing accompagnied with light and firework displays. A good even and full day, we headed off to bed not too late and fell right asleep.

Sunday 22/11.


Grabbed a bus at 9pm to go to Tarabuco as they have apparently one of the most beautiful market in South America (maybe exagerated but a very nice one indeed). 2hrs later got there, roamed around took loads of nice picture of the locals, merchandise and scenary. Met a guy we had had a few drinks with in Santa Cruz 1500km away and 10 days ago (small world) and then we were off again. Got back starving so bought some avocados, which are half the size as the normal ones you find but twice as nice. Roamed around town again, its a very beautiful town, all in white colonial buildings, it is definetly the nicest of bolivia. It is supposedly the capital but all the administrative buildings are in La Paz along with all the major infrastructure (international airport, paved roads etc), some talk of moving all the institutions back to Sucre (including the president) but this seems impossible which means that Sucre will most surely keep its quaint charm. Decided to go back to the Recoleta to see the sun set over the town its overaching moutain pics. Nothing spectacular concerning he sunset seeing that it was quite cloudy but nonetheless an impressive view. Had dinner again and went to bed
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