Well after my odyssey to get to Sucre i spent a very interesting three weeks there and met some really excellent people, Though i couldn't get through everything i wanted to as a small mining town called Potosi decided to go on strike, although i did manage to get down a mine and set of some dynamite as part of the deal which was pritty cool, the city tour the next day was however cancelled and the Uyuni Salt flats tour was impossible, so something to come back for. The town going on strike also ment a 3 hour hike with full backpacks to make it past the blockades that had sprung up around the city, was not happy but it was an experience all the same.
Also whilst in Sucre i trekked part of an Inca trail which gave some beautiful views but was a very long day and the museum at the end was just rubbish and horrendously over priced. Also whist in Sucre i increased my competency in Spanish for three weeks and took part in the independence day parades where i was the main attraction in our institutions parade with my kilt, even managed to get on Bolivian television. Whilst learning at the Fox Academy i also learned some interesting cooking techniques, the pictures will be up soon.
After Sucre i travelled up to La Paz where i was suppose to spend a day but as i arrived early enough i decided to head straight to Copacabana and the Isla Del Sol. While in La Paz a spent a very quick few hours getting round the witches market and up to the mirrador for a panoramic shot which was pritty cool and then back to the station to travel to Copacabana. Copacabana would have been a lot better had the locals and the guy at my hotel not been a bunch of dishonest bumping b*stards. no one would tell me where i could get a cash advance as the all wanted me to pay with card and charge me a ridiculous commission for doing so even though the place where i could get the cash advance was right next door to them. And when i wanted to exchange Colombian Dollars they wanted to give me half the value and tried to convince me that i was getting a good deal. Due to this i wasn't able to make the most of my time on the Isla del Sol although i did capture an awesome sunset/rise and made a cool wee mate called Alan (my guide). After returning to Copacabana after the Sun Island i found a small cafe which served full english breakfasts which so happened to be the place where you could get a cash advance for around 3 percent, which was lot better than the restaurants 11 percent. the woman here was very nice and helpful and i warmly recommend eating here and just chatting to her to get an honest lowdown of copacabana and onward travel to Peru or La Paz, this is also the only place in Copacabana you can access money on a monday and tuesday morning (as son as i find the flyer ill put the name of the cafe up).
i would recommend anyone to visit isla del sol as it really is a stunning place, though be aware most people here will lie through their teeth to get at your money. So after returning from the Isla Del Sol after 1 nights stay it was off to Cuzco. Peru to come.....