Having reached Sucre, the Bolivian Capital (yes even I thought La Paz was the capital, however even though La Paz has all the official stuff, Sucre remains the capital city) it is time for me to put down some roots for a while.
I became more and more overwhelmed with travel weariness as I traveled through Peru and on into Bolivia. It happens from time to time and it’s ok; I’ll work through it.
People who say they never get this either have never travelled for longer than a couple of weeks or do everything in 5* luxury so that it’s just like being at home.
Sucre is an easy place to stop and catch up for a while; the altitude is at a more comfortable 2,700 metres. It has a very agreeable climate, with blue skies and warm sunny days (around 20-25 degrees) and cool-but-not-too-cold (as yet anyway) nights. It is also a relatively inexpensive place to stay.
The downside is slow internet connectivity. The wifi in my apartment is so-so. Before I moved here I stayed three nights in a hostel where the wifi was pretty much useless. It’s a problem in Bolivia generally, although I think a lot of landlords use this as an excuse. If you complain you get told ‘well this is how it is in Bolivia’.
Sucre is also known as the white city. I’ll leave you to figure out why.
You can see all the main sights of the city in one day:
For someone who said I was coming to Sucre to relax, I have been pretty busy. I have rented a small flat close to the centre.
I have also started Spanish class, three hours a day in the afternoons. The classes leave me completely drained.
But slowly I am recharging and getting ready for the next leg.