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Spectacular Sucre & Poco loco Potosi

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Sucre 28.01.2012
I could not miss the actual capital of Bolivia (you would think that it would be La Paz but no), Sucre. So it was a short visit for a couple of days. Like Arequipa this city is very cute, small and reminded me of Berkhamsted/Bicester Village. This city is flourished with whitewashed buildings that adore the colonial look. The market is another crazy experience with a lot of bustling going and Api being sold only in the mornings or at 5pm. I did go to the viewpoint to see the city from Museo de la Recoleta which I did not go in to see the art work but to admire the city from above. You would only need a few days here or there were activities such as hiking (whats new heheh), tubing, and horse riding same kind of stuff.

Potosi
Making our way to Uyuni we stopped off at Potosi, which just happened to be the world’s highest city reaching a whooping 4,070m! As it was only a stop off (we needed to get a connecting bus to Uyuni which only run once early morning or late evening) we had to kill a few hours and there just so happen to be a local match that afternoon. So for £1.50 we went to see ‘The Strongest’ play against ‘National Potosi’ the game had a great atmosphere, fireworks being shot, the supporters were constantly singing out loud, there was no sign of alcohol which was very different and loads of families together! It was a great afternoon spent before we got another bumpy ride to Uyuni. A lot of people do go to Potosi to see the miners that still run today, to get a chance to participate in how a work is like down in the mines. This was something I did not want to go and see as I know it would be hard to take in. A few travellers that I met along the way did say that they fully enjoyed the experience and how they love talking to the miners (which some of them were as young as 14ys old!!!).

Posted by jasdeep_virdee 19:07 Archived in Bolivia

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