Backpackers Sucre Hostel
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First night here in sucre moving hostels tomorrow :)
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The town of Sucre, also known as the White City, is the judicial capital of Bolivia and much smaller in population then La Paz.
Our travel group consisted of australians - John, Veronica and Ash, two Jens, one canadian and the other a scot living in NZ, Monica from the UK, Martin from Germany and Peter from the USA.
We arrived …
... two nights here relaxing and strolling the countryside.
We booked a guided walk to the Parque Nacional Amboro, a reserve of cloud forest renowned for its ancient and abnormally tall tree ferns, some reaching up to 10 metres in length. We suspect Don Gibralto, our guide, took us for a bit of a ride, as we seemed to only skirt the circumference of the park and never quite saw the inside. Still, tree ferns and one toucan were spotted and the legs ...
... and all struggled to walk uphill. In addition, they wouldn't react to any directions we gave them as they basically just walked the standard route - this also meant that they eventually just started trotting and there was nothing we could do about it other than to hold on tight and hope that they would stop sooner rather than later. All in all, however, we had a great time with yet another mute tour guide and saw the incredible landscape around sucre as well as the city itself. ...
... then walked home while Lauren went out exploring with the girls. The girls walked up to the mirador to look over the city. The further up they got the houses and streets became prettier. At the top of the hill is a church and a museum which was closed for siesta. They also found out where all the gringo hang out at siesta time, there is a restaurant with so e deck chairs and a great view of course. Then it was off to find the mini Eiffel Tower, before entering the park ...
... to take us back in time for our coach to La Paz... When we asked our guide he looked worried and said the busses were there but no drivers and it turned out the drivers had gone to a party in the village and got drunk... With the prospects of us catching our coach looking slim we started to ask locals if we could ride in their jeeps back up to the village where we could get a cab to sucre. One man agreed and as 9 of us started piling into his boot another ...
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