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Sep 2, 2017 - Sucre to La Paz and the Cama bus

Today we leave the Hotel at 9am for a walking tour of Sucre. All the buildings in the old city are white with some impressive churches and administration buildings around the main square. We pass by the Cathedral and the Casa de Libertad where the Bolivian declaration of independence was signed on 6th August 1825. We also go through the market and this is a food lovers paradise. We stop at stall and try Cherimoya (type of custard apple) which is really sweet and the girl serving us is lovely. I gave her some Australian stickers and she held...

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The Americas

Sep 1, 2017 - Potosi to Sucre

This morning we have booked a tour into the silver mine on the Cerro Rico mountain (4,700 metres),towering over the city of Potosi. It is known as 'mountain that eats men' because of the large number of workers who have died in the mines. Estimates are that up to 8 million have died in the Cerro Rico since the 16th century. Janice, Phil and I are doing the tour as Eilis is not too well. We are collected from the Hotel at 8.30. First we are taken to a miners shop where we see the basic equipment used in the mine. We handle some dynamite and...

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The Americas

May 17, 2016 - Sucre

A late start today after breakfast a walk around the area before joining some of the group to head off outside the city to view the dinosaur tracks. This place was a mini Jurassic Park with a few live size models of dinosaurs, then we don our red hard hats for a walk down a steep hill to the bottom of the valley to get a close up look at the tracks. The tracks our an a vertical wall with the best time to see them is at noon, there are many tracks from two types of dinosaurs, the larger tracks are from the vegetarian, and the small tracks...

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South America 2016

May 16, 2016 - Sucre

Breakfast at the hotel then met with the rest of group for a walk about the town, checking out the local market filled with all kinds of locally grown fruits and vegetables. We are at a lower elevation in Sucre 2810m so is much warmer. We stop at a local resturant for some local food a early lunch stop, then off to parque Bolivan a nice park with lots of big trees, Sucre is the symbolic heart of nation with its white washed buildings and declared Unesco World Heritage Site in 1991. Off for a walk to the view point at the top end of the town...

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South America 2016

May 15, 2016 - On to Sucre

We have a late travel day today so it starts a bit later, with breakfast at 8:30 with a birthday party to Salas with hats and a CD, then it is back to the room working on my blog and to pack my bags, needed to check out of hotel and leave the bags at the front desk, then out wandering the streets of Potosi. A early lunch on the way back to the hotel and a nice Ice cream cone, back at the hotel a little time to work on my note book, we have a small bus to take us to the new main bus station, where we get our local bus to Sure. The bus left...

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South America 2016

May 27, 2015 - La Paz Cultural Food and Drink Tour

My last day I took a walk near my hotel to enjoy the sights of Bolivia once more. That night I booked a tour through Viator for a "Food, Wine, and Beer" tour of La Paz. I ended up being the only person on the tour, not as much fun as I had thought it would be with other people but my tour guied, 26 year old Senior Leon, was very informative of Bolivian politics and cultural traditions. We did not sample wine or beer, but he taught me to make the traditional drink, a singani sour, very similar to the Peruian Pisco Sour. From Wikipedia:...

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May 22, 2015 - Disaster Turns Into a Blessing

Today is the beginnning of a big celebration in Sucre. I think they are celebrating Liberty Day, but also there is a Chocolate Fiesta. Streets have been crowded since early morning and it seems every early childhood school or group is marching in the parade. Today I was to leave on a 5:15 PM on a local flight back to La Paz. I arranged with the tour group in La Paz for all my transfers and pick-ups except for the bus from Uyuni. So the driver picks me up and takes me to the airport, walks me to the counter only to find out the flight has...

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May 21, 2015 - Sucre, Bolivia: Land of Dinosaurs

This morning I took the Dino Bus to the Cretacico Museum. Sucre is home to one of the largest collections of dinosaur footprints in the world. The footprints are set into the Cal Orck’o cliff, just 5kms from the city center. Discovered on the grounds of the local cement company. It was workers digging limestone who first discovered the Dinosaur tracks in 1994. It wasn't until 1998 that they were rocognized world wide and will soon become a UNESCO site. Until a month ago there were over 5,000 tracks, but a recent rock slide exposed more to...

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May 20, 2015 - Sucre the Official Capital of Bolivia

I left Uyuni yesterday and took an 8 hour bus ride to Sucre. I am staying at the Casa Solariega Hostal and B&B about 3 blocks from the main Plaza. For just $48 US for three nights i have a private room and bath and breakfast. I thought I had found a great deal but spoke to a young woman from France and she has found a private room and shared bath for just $4 US. Today I took a private 4 hour walking tour with a good English speaking local young woman. She was able to tell me a lot of interesting facts about Sucre and show me several...

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Sep 25, 2014 - SUCRE

Now after eight hour overnight bus trip am in Sucre, the overnight part was because I cannot speak Spanish I thought it left at 8am no 8 pm. No worry if thats the worst that happens I will be ok. Staying in a nice B&B the owners are nice but do not speak a word of English but we do ok. Weather is good not hot but sunny, food is just last night went to a cafe and ordered pollo Jamacan and a beer. Waitress came back and said something in Spanish when she realised I could not understand she brought her friend over and introduced her as Frances...

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Europe BY RAIL 2012

Nov 28, 2013 - Sucre and Sickness

After an early rise, a habit we are not getting very good at breaking, we walked the "few" blocks to the Museum of Ethnic Art. The few blocks rivalled the steep streets of La Paz but at a much lower altitude. The museum is very well laid out with costumes and weavings the main items on display as well as some audio and video material on the singing and dancing of the indigenous people from around the nearby region. Some very nice weaving, especially some in red and black, i'd have love to have bought but were a tad out of my price range. I...

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Nov 27, 2013 - Beautiful Sucre

After the overnight bus arrived in Sucre, which looked nothing special from the Bus station, we jumped into a taxi to Casa Verde. Its a really nice guesthouse located in what I'm calling the white part of Sucre. All the buildings in central sucre are beautiful colonial designs and the walls are all white. We wandered into town for lunch and a quick stop to see Dr. Nellie Morales at the farmacia on the main square. Jane has a bacterial infection and I had inflammation of my throat. Some cheap Bolivian drugs and we are on our way to...

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