DAY 66 – 70: 18th September – 22nd September: Sucre, Bolivia
DAY 66 - 70: 18th September - 22nd September: Sucre, Bolivia
Sucre, also known historically as Charcas, La Plata and Chuquisaca is the constitutional capital of Bolivia and the capital of the department of Chuquisaca. Located in the south-central part of the country, Sucre lies at an elevation of 2750m. This relatively high altitude gives the city a cool temperate climate year-round.
We arrived at the hostel we had booked online around 6pm called Gringo Ricon, although we did not get a good vibe, the hostel itself looked really clean and it was really new but it did not feel like a hostel, we decided to get some food, over dinner we decided that we were going to find another hostel, after walking around Potosi for about an hour we found a hostel that we liked and decided to move that night. As we left the hostel with our bags the German guy on the reception said "Whhhaaattt juuusssttt happpeenn". Dave was like theres no atmosphere here its rubbish and we walked out of the door and went to our new hostel. I felt more comfortable at this hostel. For the rest of the evening we went to the supermarket and got some beer and chilled out in the courtyard, although we were all really tired due to the bus journey so we went to bed quiet early.
The next morning we were woken up by a guy from Switzerland - he was around 50 years old and said he had been travelling for 5 years - he was really odd. That day we just walked around town, as everything was shut due to it being Monday (very random still don't quiet understand it).
Sucre doesn't have too much to offer but it's a really nice place to just chill out. On the second day we decided to go to the museum about the declaration of Bolivia's independence, it was pretty s*** really, but it was something educational to do.
On our third day, we decided to get up early and head to the dinosaur foot prints, which was the main reason of coming to Sucre. It was the largest about of footprints in world and it was really cool, although I think dinosaurs were fluffy and not leather looking, but our guide around the park did not really appreciate the comment.
On my last day, it was time to say bye to Linda and Dave, who had been great company as they were heading to Santa Cruz and I was heading to La Paz.
Overall, Sucre was very nice and had really good food - we had Mexican, Indonesian, Indian and Chinese - it was just what we all needed as the last week had been pretty rough. I also brought a few things from Sucre like alpaca socks and a leather belt. Now I am about to head to La Paz, the capital of Bolivia for five days.