Parador Santa Maria la Real
Travel Blogs from Sucre
One of the trickiest airports to land at due to high altitude (9528 ft) and possible cloud/fog in the mountains. I believe planes can only land from one direction, so the wind must comply. The planes skim the mountain tops and possible low visibility, just before the runway.
On our way out we were delayed …
... there wasn't a track. As we reached the highest point (mt Crowy we named it) the views were amazing. Chilled for a few hours drinking Bolivian beer, watched the sunset and then the city of sucre come alive. Then to finish in fine fashion let a few fireworks off which echoed over the city, hard to explain but was an amazing experience and atmosphere up there, becoming good friends with all the people we had met a few hours earlier. Hiked back down a ...
... tired of smalltalk, even more tired of our luggage and just tired in general. We had another 13km to get to the centre. A bakkie took us 7km and we walked the remainder.
Then began the struggle to find a hostel. Option A was nowhere to be found, Option B was full. I was irritated with Vince, he was irritated with me. We eventually settled on a cheap place with abit of an Auschwitz feel about it. But it had a hot shower, which is an unexpected ...
... easiest thing to drink but it was kind of tasty. Thankfully on the bottom level we found a place that does fresh juice to wash everything down with. Breakfast over, it was time to find Spanish classes. We followed the map to Sucre Spanish lessons which we had all heard good things about. It turned out to be a longer walk than we thought but at least they could fit us in that afternoon. We still had a few hours to kill so we went back to our room to relax before meeting ...
... herbivore prints – smaller and less clear and deep. I would say
the 30bob entrance fee was worth it – definitely pants just to try and see them
from through the fence!
Later in the day, whipped up a bell tower for views over the
White City as Sucre is known, a World Heritage site for it’s colonial buildings
– it also happens to be the capital of Bolivia!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsParador Santa Maria la Real Sucre
I felt like I was taking a step back in time as we entered into the hotel. THe rooms were set up colonial times. The view from our room was of the cathedral as the surrounding city. Special!!
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