26.07.2012 - 30.08.2012 25 °C
After that horrid overnight bus trip we made it to sunny Sucre. This place is a little gem on the Bolivian map and we spent a good week here enjoying the sun, and avoiding the altitude that we had copped for the past month and a bit.
Fi with an equally impressive lion mane?
And me and my sweet new Bolivian stylish do...she had a picture of Christiano Ronaldo...it was never going to end well...lucky it cost $3
The latest craze in Sucre for when you cant choose between pizza and lasagne...Pizzaña
(got to use that ñ key again then...so exciting)
On the Sunday we were horribly lucky enough to head off for an hours drive through the country side to Tarabuco and see its wonderful sunday market. If i was to compare this market to the 1000 other markets we have been to, i would rank it as somewhat in the middle. However it was good to see a very rural and indigenous community in the Bolivian highlands.
Who is actually in the market for one of these bad boys?
Had these two little tackers wrapped around my finger...didnt trust their jelly though so no sale...sorry
But without a shadow of a doubt, the highlight of the day came courtesy of some good old fashioned animal cruelty. From a distance it appeared these dogs were having some kind of weird kinky animal loving. However upon closer inspection they were actually attached. Yes these fully grown dogs were somehow siamese twins (despite being different breeds maybe) that were attached laterally at the hip. Was disturbing to watch as one dog wanted to walk one way, and the other was dragged along. The most messed up thing we have seen on this trip.
The following day we were off on another inca trail, this one not as famous as the big horse trip in Peru. Just a little day hike through the rainbow coloured mountains out of Sucre. At the end of the hike we were to see some dinosaur footprints, something we hadnt done before recently.
As mentioned previously the end of our trek saw us stumble into something we have never seen before...dinosaur footprints. Apparently they have been here for a while but that didnt stop us getting all around them.
That brought an end to our great week in Sucre, next we were off to the highest city in the world...at 4090m i was probably in for some more shit sleeps.