Well getting to Sucre from Boniti was a bit of an odyssey. First of the direct road from Bonito to Curumba at the boarder was closed so I had to take an alternative rout which meant taking three busses and would mean that I could travel to Bolivia in a single day. Anyway after three busses and a whole day traveling I arrived at the boarder town Curumba and stayed at a very cheap rundown but adequate hostel where I met a very friendly Columbian dude who didn't speak a word of English so queue my broken Spanish. The next day we traveled together to Puerto Suarez on the Bolivian side of the boarder where I was ripped-off exchanging money and again when buying 2 tins of coke (idiot Gringo), well I only paid 20p extra for each can but it's the principal you see.
Anyway when in Puerto Suarez we got chatting to a Japanese girl who decided to travel with us and we set about finding transport to Santa Cruiz. Originally we decided to take the train but were convinced by some locals also traveling to Santa Cruiz to take the much cheaper and quicker bus, which we did and here is where I was given my first fright when our bags were sent on the earlier bus and when I found this out I was sure that on arrival someone would just lift our and say thank you very much. Maybe this wouldn't have happened but you hear some horror stories. Anyway luckily for us the earlier bus got stuck in mud and we passed it and therefore were there at the station to welcome our bags, Lucky us or maybe I should give the Bolivians some credit who in all fairness were really nice, friendly and hospitable (except the girl that sold me the expensive cans of coke)
Anyway from here I decided to ignore local advice to take the long route to Sucre and instead took the direct rout which my book said was quicker. So on the same day I arrived in Santa Cruize I was off to Sucre and the trip that was suppose to take 15hrs ended up taking 20 as a lorry broke down on a corner of the dirt track and in order for the bus to pass all the passengers had to get of and fill in pot holes with boulders and help dig out the side of the road a large boulder and move it off the track so that the buss can pass, was quite and experience. after that the journey was plain sailing to Sucre where we stopped of on the way in some quant little villages for food which for chicken, rice, veg and a bottle of coke cost around 1pound 20p :) can you tell I'm Scottish.
Here now in Sucre and the place is stunning, very colonial and very different to the rest of SA, on my first day I made contact with the institution ill be working with and got chatting to some very friendly local girls keen to improve there English and was invited round for traditional Bolivian cooking on Saturday and then later to a wedding reception. Think I'm going to like it here :)