Official capital of Bolivia
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Sucre was a really nice town to hang out in. Its the first place in Bolivia where we started to see a mix of the traditional Boliva and a new modern one. Half the women wear the tradional dress and the other half jeanes and tshirts!
We stayed in the HI hostel which is really close to the bus station. Really handy as my bag seems to be getting heavier by the day! The dorm rooms are for 6 people so are spaceous. They have a really lovely garden area at the back of the hostel which is nice to hang out in.
Sucre has much warmer weather than Potosi so we were happy to spend most of our time walking around the city and checking out the parks.
We went to visit the Dinosaur Tracks at the museum Cal Orck'o. There is a easy gringo bus that leaves from the main square in town to get there, but we decided to get a minibus there seeing as our hostel is on the way. Getting the minibus is fairly simple but might be worth asking the driver when to get off.
The museum was ok but not sure its worth staying in Sucre for an extra day. They have life size versions of several types of dinosaur which are interesting. The tracks themselves, are supposibly the largest collection in the world from one area. The site is large but its difficult to imagine the dinosaurs actually being there are you are kept a fair distance from them.
On Sunday we went to visit the market in Tarabuco. You can get there two ways either by a set tour, only gringos will be on this! Or by minibus-local taxi. We opted for the gringo route as we were feeling lazy. They drive you there and wait for a few hours for you to shop before returning. The market was really interesting and theres lots of souvenirs to be bought.
In sucre there is a really modern cinema which was so nice to go and visit. I hadnt seen Harry Potter yet so was very excited to find it at the cinema here! Its on the same road as all the gringo restuarants and tour agenies that comes of the main square. Just walk two blocks down and its over a ultra modern supermarket.