Blogs from Chuquisaca Department, Bolivia, South America - page 30


South America » Bolivia » Chuquisaca Department » Sucre April 3rd 2007

As mentioned before in Santa Cruz, being off the organised tour now, we more or less make up our plans as we go along. This was another example. After a very nice stay at La Vispera, we got excited about NOT getting on a long distance bus to Sucre. Also, there was word that some of the roads to Sucre were closed for large vehicles as parts of the roads were washed away with the heavy rains at the begining of the year. And this is how we end up in another one of these old converted Japanese taxis to take the backroad to Sucre not in 1 day, but 4, and taking in the sights and scenery. In the end, it turned out to be another gamble with great results. From Samaipata we looked into ... read more
The mass grave of Che and his 6 mates, Valle Grande.
Mural painting at the hospital, Valle Grande. The writing at the right is Che´s last postcard to his children.
The laundry at the hospital, Valle Grande. Where the pictures of Che´s corpse were made, before going across the world. Plenty of grafiti as well.

South America » Bolivia » Chuquisaca Department » Sucre March 26th 2007

Il est impossible de ne pas tomber en amour avec Sucre et l'artisanat extraordinaire des villages avoisinants. Tant de couleurs et de détailles nous ont fait délirer. Dans cette petite ville tranquille ont ne sent pas exactement en Bolivie. Nous avons pu y apprécier un concert hommage à Luis Espinal avec des chansons de Silvio et Atahualpa Yupanqui. Nous avons grandement apprécié les salades de fruits du matin et le marché du dimanche des tarabucos.... read more
notre ami pedro

South America » Bolivia » Chuquisaca Department » Sucre March 19th 2007

The White City South America » Bolivia » Sucre By Kon Bros March 19th 2007 Scott and RobWe headed south from La Paz to Sucre. The plan was to spend two or three days here, but it ended up being the city we could not leave: we stayed a week. This was our favourite spot in Bolivia and one of the most beautiful cities we visited. We did a one day bike trip that included a stop at the dino tracks, lunch at a little resort and an afternoon of jumping waterfalls. Great day. Most of the rest of the time we were playing poker and kickin back.... read more
Just the Tracks
Scott vs. T-Rex

Another quick blog. First I am trying to use a "statistics tracking" program for my photos. The program shows number of hits, what site visitors came from and what city, state, country they came from. Now the last blog i sent out showed 0 hits from Illinois. Now for you that don't know it i am from Illinois and if this is correct it means that even my mom isnt looking at my photos. So just in case there is any confusion I only put a few of my photos on travelblog but instead include a link to my photos which are hosted on smugmug. So, if you would like to see some of my photos from tarabuco CLICK HERE Now a little about what is going on. i went to tarabuco a few weeks ... read more

South America » Bolivia » Chuquisaca Department » Sucre March 10th 2007

what do you do when you travel to a country basically to take photos at a festival and it is raining all day long the day of the festival? That is correct, you send out a new blog. Well I arrived to Bolivia almost a week ago after stopping in Arequipa and Puno in Peru on the way here. I am currently back in Sucre, Bolivia and I have already been many times to my favorite restaurant in south america and had their world famous $4 fillet Mignon stuffed with olives and cheese. i came here to take some photos, especially of the pujllay festival in tarabuco. Well today is one of the days of the festival and it rained all day long so it was "washed out". Tomorrow i will go rain or shine ... read more

South America » Bolivia » Chuquisaca Department » Sucre February 28th 2007

We took a plane to Sucre with AeroSul. It was quite a short flight yet they gave us drinks and a little package of food, so nice. After we arrived at our very luxurious hotel we took the dino bus (unfortunately the non painted unofficial one) out to the famous dino prints. The view as we drove through the city was spectacular and the hustle and bustle of this city was pleasant rather than chaotic. There wasn´t really a lot to the dino prints and they were quite far away from us so you had to look through binoculars to see them. They were interesting and the tour we received prior to the prints was great. There are replicas all around the park of the different dinosaur prints that they found there as well. The prints ... read more
Not a postcard
Plaza at the top of Sucre

South America » Bolivia » Chuquisaca Department » Sucre February 16th 2007

Left Potosi for the 3 hour (plus 1 breakdown) bus ride to Sucre at the dizzying lows of 2,800m - ahhh- smell that oxygen. The town is another world heritage site choc full of impressive Spanish colonial architecture, this time all white - Santorini meets Seville. Seems like a very high student population and the indiginous influence looks to be very much on the wane here. The whole town is in carnival mode. Everyone between 3 and 23 are in large groups marching around town hurling and receiving water bombs, spraying and copping white foam, giant water pistols etc. Tourists and older folks aren´t generally the targets but it´s difficult not to get caught in the crossfire. The marching groups, usually in some form of costume, are accompanied by a big brass band all playing the ... read more

South America » Bolivia » Chuquisaca Department » Sucre February 10th 2007

Sometimes when you travel for an extended period of time, things end up happening which you just didn´t expect. Sometimes it´s great, and sometimes it´s diabolical. Luckily for us, our excursion to Sucre was not the latter. We had been intending on going straight from La Paz, which we returned to after biking the DANGEROUS ROAD, to Potosi, in the south of Bolivia. However, when we went to the bus station to book our ticket, we realised that the bus to Potosi was basically a hunk of junk, and the one to Sucre, which was just 2 hours northeast of Potosi, was a lovely cama (bed) bus where we would probably get some kip whilst on our journey. A typical Bolivian bus, no matter what the distance travelled, does not have a baños (bathroom) and so ... read more

South America » Bolivia » Chuquisaca Department » Sucre February 4th 2007

Depuis trois semaines, nous faisons du volontariat dans un orphelinat a Sucre. L'expérience a vraiment été enrichissante, a mon avis autant pour nous que pour les enfants. Je dois d'abord préciser que Sucre est une ville complètement différente de toutes celles visitées en Amérique latine. Une énergie des plus rassurante et positive s'y dégage, nous pouvions nous promener la nuit sans craindre pour notre sécurité, encore moins qu'à Montréal. J'avoue que nous nous sommes fait attaqué vers minuit une fois, mais une attaque à Sucre équivaut à quelques jeunes de 15 ans qui te lancent des ballounes d'eau. La semaine du carnaval aprochant, il est très fréquent de se faire arroser dans la rue par des gens se promenant en auto. En plein carnaval, il n'y a presque plus personne qui osent marcher dans les rues ... read more

South America » Bolivia » Chuquisaca Department » Sucre February 3rd 2007

29 January, Monday... Arrived in Sucre bright and early and was surprised to find some friends from La Paz already awake and taking breakfast in the courtyard of the hostel after a rather heavy night out before. That is after finding the place, one block from the bus station turned out to be five minutes in taxi. As they'd already been there a day I trusted their advice and jumped on the Dino Truck in the afternoon. It turned out not to be so great, basically it involves a trip to see some dinosaur footprints from across a valley and lots of life-size plastic dinosaurs in a theme park after getting there in a pick up truck. It was amusing but seriously I wouldn't recommend it. After waiting hours for food in a restaurant all that ... read more

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