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Sucre

The white city

sunny 22 °C
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I got to Sucre in Bolivia at the same time when the English/Scottish couple and the Irish couple who I met on my Route 40 adventure in Argentina where there as well. Just like them, many people were taking Spanish courses in Sucre, so that everybody knew each other and the city quite well.
They told me when I got there that everybody ended up staying in Sucre longer than they initially planned. I would not believe it, but this is what happened to me too. I was planning on leaving the city on a Wednesday, but ended up staying till the following Monday. I have to say though that 3 of the extra days were not spent in the city but on a hike in the area (see next post).

Sucre is a good city to just do nothing in, together with other people who are doing nothing. You go out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a drink or a hot chocolate… You go for a walk around town, to the Mirador, the park, the market…
Sucre

Sucre

Sucre market

Sucre market

Sucre market

Sucre market

Sucre market

Sucre market

Sucre market

Sucre market

The hostel we stayed at organised a barbecue every week. So twice I joined in on the all you can eat meat feast. The meat was delicious, the side dishes too, and sitting in the patio eating together was a great activity for a sunny afternoon.

On Sundays, there is a handicrafts market in the village of Tarabuco which a group of us went to one weekend. They sell many typical colourful goods. Bags, jumpers, jewelry, scarves, tablecloths etc. The things you can buy here are exactly the same as in Chile or Argentina, so unfortunately you know that they are ot handmade by the local people, but at least there they are much cheaper. I bought some things I had been wanting to buy for a while, so I was happy with my shopping.
Tarabuco

Tarabuco

Tarabuco

Tarabuco

For some reason there are a lot of Dutch people in Sucre, both living there and visiting, so that 3 of the most popular bars for travellers are actually owned by Dutch people. This of course gave us a great opportunity to celebrate the Dutch Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day). Two of the bars had big parties on that night and since it was a Saturday as well everybody was out having a good time till late at night (or early in the morning??)

One of the Dutch bars also organised a charity curry dinner and pub quiz while I was there. This was fun too (feeling a little bit like back in England ;-) ) and, although there were some quite difficult Bolivian questions, we came second and won 2 bottles of beer :-)
Pub Quiz

Pub Quiz

I also had an interesting day out with a bunch of children form Sucre. My Scottish friend was in contact with a woman who is working with working children preparing a magazine every month which the children ell on the plaza every weekend. The children wanted to go see a puppet show in a nearby village, so we all contributed to the cost of this and 5 of us went along to meet the children and entertain them while waiting on the puppet player. Although the whole day was quite chaotic, with the bus not coming in the morning due to miscommunication and the puppet player arriving 1 ½ hours late so that the show had to be shortened to 45 minutes, it was a good and interesting day for me. The children are sometimes difficult, but most of them were really nice and keen on getting to know us ‘gringos’.

By the way everybody, don’t forget that you can comment on all my blog posts as well! I would love to get some reactions and hear form you!!

Posted by sarahm_lux 21:14 Archived in Bolivia Tagged bolivia sucre

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