A day on bed - Sucre

Sucre Travel Blog

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Not much to report.  I have to wear this splint type thing on my right leg to stop my knee bending – getting it tomorrow.


Getting my meals in bed, but can walk around the room and bathroom as long as I’m very careful.  Not painful like last night, although I’m not doing anything, but at least I can put both feet on the ground now.  Spanish teacher came to my hotel 9 – 12.  Doctor visited twice.  Staff coming in and out all day to see how I am and if I need anything.  I don’t need painkillers, it’s all just a bit of a nuisance, but I have to heed the doctor.  First “break” I’ve had in my life. 


There are very few people staying at the hotel, which is probably why the staff have time to fuss over me.  Apparently it’s hard to get guests because the prices are so high.  AUD28.80 for a queen room with bathroom, fridge, cable etc.  Gives you an idea of how low the cost of living is in Bolivia.


BTW 3 x-rays were 106BOB, AUD15, Ambulance 100BOB, AUD14.40.  Doctor writes scripts on piece of plain paper.


After numerous hours of fiddling, I think I’ve fixed the problem with my puter and hopefully I’ll still be able to get the wifi tomorrow.  So much for the experts.


They tell me there’s going to be a big demonstration tomorrow.  I would like to see it from a great distance, but may not make it out the hotel’s front door.  Wouldn’t want to be close; the police use tear gas.  Demonstration against Morales and, as I understand it, his preferential treatment of La Paz over Sucre, and his attempt to take the judicial powers from Sucre and place them in La Paz.  Apparently 6 of the 9 “Departments” (States) want to secede.


Kisses to Henry   XXXX

Oh, and Shine XXXX

Oh Oscar too  xxxx


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