This is what I came for!
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This morning I had a shower for the first time since the fall. Iâ€™ve just had to wash as best as I could as the shower is in a bath and too difficult for manoeuvring up until now. After my lesson I fiddled around in the room and then met L at 3 pm at the nearby Museo Militario de Sucre. BOB3 for L and BOB10 for me plus BOB5 to take photos.
Just after we went into the museo there was a dear little mouse eating something against a wall. Some teenage girls started screaming when they saw the mouse. Then the ticketseller comes out of the ticket box and runs over to the mouse to squash it with his big boots. I turned away; it was really horrible.
I thought that the museum would be interesting and it did have lots of really interesting writing and pictures but the whole display was in Spanish. So disappointing, as even to read it in English would have taken hours and in Spanish, well, I had no hope. I could understand a bit, and L explained some of it when I asked, but I did feel ripped off today. Itâ€™s the only time that I felt that I should be paying less than the locals.
Apart from the extensive written explanations, there were some old cannons, a plane, and old equipment from about the 1930â€™s including typewriters, an adding machine, radio receivers and Bev, a Gestetner; brought back memories of copying Lâ€™Envoi back in the 1960â€™s!
After the museo we went down and found that the watch â€śshopâ€ť was open and the man was there, not the boy.
Then we went to Joy Ride cafĂ© and had dinner. L had to teach class at 7, so she left at ÂĽ to. I stayed on for a while. They had a dessert called â€śMelba Loveâ€ť which had peaches in it and also served Irish Coffee. Think that they try to cater for all nationalities. Itâ€™s known as a Gringo cafĂ©, although they do encourage the locals. They have wifi. Went to pay by Maestro but they came back and said that it wouldnâ€™t work and did I have a credit card.
Went back to hotel but when I was almost there I heard the sound of a band. It was university students practising for a parade on Saturday. It was just so vibrant and I followed them until they finished. THIS is what you travel for, why you come to Bolivia; la experiencia. I took a short video on my camera and then it said that the memory card was full. I had tried before to buy a larger memory card in Sucre, but they didnâ€™t have one to fit my camera. This time I was in luck; a shop on the main plaza sold me 2 Gig for USD29. I think that was reasonable or cheap, but Iâ€™m not sure.
Finally went back to hotel and did some blogging.
Thanks again for those whoâ€™ve emailed me. Sorry that the replies are incredibly short, or nonexistent. I have best intentions, but even keeping the blog up to date is an effort when thereâ€™s so much more to do. On three occasions Iâ€™ve spent ages trying to upload some short videos to travbuddy, but canâ€™t even upload them to YouTube. I suspect it's a combination of a slow puter with a slow connection and I might do better at a Hotel puter than mine. Oh well, it's another learning experience.
So tonight I had a video to show you, but no luck yet. Hopefully I'll be organised before I return to Oz. It's hardly professional photography, but it does convey the feeling and the music.