Sucre and the Living Is Easy...


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Published: November 6th 2013
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Whew, after the horse-riding, hiking adventures of Tupiza, and the frenetic, high-altitude intensity of Potosi, it was sweet to bask in the gentility of Sucre. The city is the country's constitutional and judicial capital and had been the retreat of the wealthy escaping the high altitude, big city chaos of Potosi during the colonial period, and it was a lovely retreat for me. Sucre is called ... Read Full Entry



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indigenous weaver in a museum

demonstrating her incredible craft
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tons of foxtails and wild mustard

on the way to Tarabuco



6th November 2013
bell tower view of San Felipe Nery church & town

Arches & Architecture
Great collection of architectural wonders in this blog Tara with the usual other worldly colours. Gotta say more dinosaurs please.
6th November 2013
bell tower view of San Felipe Nery church & town

Dinosaurs, arches and rocks
I love these three and take so many more photos than I could ever post or anyone else would want to see. However, just for you and other dino wonks, David, I'll add a third page of photos--dinosaurs galore!
6th November 2013

great blog
a really interesting read and I agree with Dave more dinosaurs please
6th November 2013

Third page, please
So fabulous that you like the big lizards--it's so great to know I'm not alone! The electricity went out here (again), but the 3rd added page with lots of the big beasties should show up soon! Enjoy!
7th November 2013

The white city.
We stayed in Sucre for a month back in 2008 as they celebrated their 200 years independence anniversary from Spain. We got to know the city quite well, so it's a shame you weren't there now as we could give some great tips on local food haunts. -- if you reveal to us where you are right now perhaps we can prevent this from happening in future ;-)
7th November 2013

Yummy food!
Thanks for the offer--I'm now in Arequipa, Peru, and theoretically headed north. In Sucre, I often bought fab fruit and veggies in the mercado and for a treat, I ate at Dutch-owned Florins, which had great Dutch and Indonesian food. I'd love your tips!
7th November 2013

Yummy food!
Ah yes, the mercado. I remember they used to have a dozen or so smoothie stands on the ground floor, which would have a whole array of fresh fruit and veggies to throw into the mix. We also ate at Florins. I've visited Arequipa twice before, and seem to remember that there are some pretty good almuerzo offers at some of the nicer restaurants. Though Arequipa also had 'proper' supermarkets, which were harder to find in Bolivia.
7th November 2013

juices and smoothies
I'm a huge fan of fruit juices, but I really prefer the Peruvian ones because they use pure fruit. The Bolivians always cut them with milk or water, except for the oj that I'd have almost daily from street carts. I'll check out the almuerzos, but generally I've seen lots of flesh, white rice and fries--none of which I like. I'll check again--thanks.
7th November 2013
I'm an ocean swimmer, but this guy could put me off that

GREAT DINOSAURS
Should have been in the blog originally...great dinosaurs...grrrr...great collection
7th November 2013
I'm an ocean swimmer, but this guy could put me off that

Your photographic eye!
Thanks, David, I'll move that guy u tpo the first page. I always trust your eye!
7th November 2013

Didn't know Bolivia for dinosaurs...
... so this blog was quite an eye-opener for me. Hmmm, that would be an interesting itinerary, a trip to Bolivia following the dinosaurs' trail. Anyway, great pictures as always!
7th November 2013

Bolivia is the bomb!
Unboliviable--as you once said! It's colorful, cheap and has dinosaurs and colored rocks--what more could you want?
7th November 2013

Tara, As I have said before, I love your blog. I am amazed by your photography too. May I ask what camera you use please?
7th November 2013

Thanks, Roger!
Thanks for letting me know you like my blog and photos. I've got a Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9V, and I leave it on automatic. The newer versions are faster and lighter. Before this, I had a tiny Panasonic Lumix that broke after 1.5 years (I dropped it a few times), but it took equally great photos.
8th November 2013
altiplano between Potosi & Sucre

Stunning photo
I hope to see this some day.
8th November 2013

Basking in the gentility of Sucre
As always your love of South America comes out in your writing. Glad the white washed buildings gave you that "at home" feeling. Never far from your roots even when you travel. The good thing about life experiences and travel is that we can see something that can transport us to another time and place all while we appreciate our new surroundings. Comparing and contrasting similarities and differences around the world, learning about new cultures and understanding how each society has progressed is what it is all about. Love your blog. Love your photos. Love hearing about the dinosaurs. Bolivia has so much to offer.
9th November 2013

Similarities and Differences!
I so agree with your wise words. Enough differences to make it interesting, enough similarities to make a connection and not feel too adrift after 3 years of travel. Thank you so much for your kind words about my blog, and yes, little Bolivia is a gem!

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