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I decided to take the easy option and fly from La Paz to Sucre, rather than the 15 hour bus ride. I managed to get a flight with Aerosur (www.aerosur.com) for $78 (£50), and Steve and Becs joined me on the flight. We got a taxi from the city to El Alto airport (fixed price, Bs50) and luckily everything went according to plan and our 11.30am flight was ontime.
We boarded our 727-200 and I soon realised that it was a pretty old plane. The take-off was a bit rattly and I soon had sweaty palms as we didn't seem to increasing our altitude much as we swung back over La Paz. the view was awesome, but a bit close for comfort! We cruised at the same altitude as the 6000m mountains for at least 15 minutes, which as far as I'm aware is below the usual level! My mind was temporarily diverted by the air stewardesses, who had a rather bizarre uniform of purple and green which included hot-pants.
We got a taxi into the centre (Bs25/£2.50/$3.50) and went to a hostel that I'd seen online, Cruz de Popayan. It fitted perfectly into the whitewashed colonial streets and had a nice laid back feel about it, although I have to say the staff didn't endear themselves to me.