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Bolivia-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - July 2006  |  by marc and nora L.

BOLIVIA: Sucre

After a few nights in Sucre we organised a private car to take Nora, Alistair, Tara and myself to Sucre which is about 2 hours away by road.

What a beautiful city! Ignore what the Lonely planet may tell you about the capital of Bolivia being La Paz...this is wrong. The capital of Bolivia is in fact Sucre. The government resides in La Paz but the seat of the Supreme Court is in Sucre and this is in fact what determines the capital city.

The city itself is like a small mediterranean town with palm tree lined plazas surrounded by beautiful spanish colonial architecture. What also impressed us was the fact how clean the city is - it generally seems that Bolivians like to keep their cities clean. Wherever you look you will always see somebody sweeping or washing the floor and the amount of gardeners we have seen in Sucre is crazy - they are to be found on every single corner!

The climate was almost mediterranean too with temperatures into the 20s and after -25deg c of just a few days ago it was quite a shock to the system. We had no special plans for Sucre and we were just content with wandering and exploring the streets and markets. Overlooking the city itself is the beautiful hilltop view point which can be best enjoyed at sunset with a cocktail at Cafe Mirador....what a spot!

Nice Courtyard in Sucre

Nice Courtyard in Sucre

Sucre Town Centre

Sucre Town Centre

Tara and I in front of one of many parks in Sucre

Tara and I in front of one of many parks in Sucre

Another plaza in Sucre

Another plaza in Sucre

El muso de Sucre

El muso de Sucre

El museo de Sucre

El museo de Sucre

Beautiful Sucre

Beautiful Sucre

Nora getting her shoes cleaned

Nora getting her shoes cleaned

the view from the mirador just before sunset

the view from the mirador just before sunset

Tara and I enjoying the view and the relaxed atmosphere

Tara and I enjoying the view and the relaxed atmosphere

Sucre at night

Sucre at night

One excursion from Sucre which we did make was a trip out to the dinosaur footprints of Cal Orko. This is in fact the worlds largest collection of dinosaur footprints with more than 5000 from over 150 different types of dinosaur. The footprints are actually visible on an almost vertical 30000 square metre wall of a cement works quary. The guided visit itself wasn`t that great and the most accessable footprints are in pretty bad shape due to the errosion of the rock face but with a little imagination it is quite unbelievable to think that you are looking at actual dinosaur footprints...some of which are huge! The delicate state of the footprints didn`t trouble one clearly mad tourist from Montreal who was basically smashing her feet into the crumbling footprints so that she could get a photo with a comparison of human/dinosaur foot size!!

After a nice few realaxing days in Sucre we packed our rucksacks, said our goodbyes to Alistair and Tara and took our flight from Sucre to La Paz.

the Dino Truck

the Dino Truck

dinosaur footprints

dinosaur footprints

some more dinosaur footprints

some more dinosaur footprints

a giant dinosaur footprint with a little miniature dinosaur

a giant dinosaur footprint with a little miniature dinosaur

OH NO - a giant dino!

OH NO - a giant dino!

© marc and nora L., 2005
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Hello - 5 more days!!! On the 12th of September we are setting off! Our plan is to travel round the world for a period of 10 months. 1st stop: Thailand (1 month) and cambodia 2nd stop: Via Singapore (overland) to Australia where we plan to stay for approximately 4-5 months. 3rd stop: New Zealand (2 months) (north and south island) 4th stop: South America (approx. 3 months) (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and if time and money allows we might visit costa rica)
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Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 11 months
End of journey: Jul 31, 2006
Travelled countries: world-wide
United Kingdom
Thailand
Malaysia
Cambodia
Singapore
Australia
Australia & Pacific
New Zealand
South America
Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
Peru
Ecuador
Canada
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marc and nora L. is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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