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Bolivia: Sucre
13 Feb 2014

Sucre was our first stopover on the way to the Uyuni salt flats. It’s a colonial-style town with a fairly easy-to-navigate center. We stayed at Hotel San Francisco, which has a gorgeous inner courtyard and not-so-gorgeous rooms.

We spent valentine’s day evening at El Tapado and had a delicious dinner by ordering every one of their tapas items.

Our time in Sucre also furthered our negative experiences with Bolivianos. Nearly every single financial transaction we had involved being ripped off and having to argue for real prices, from the taxis to the laundry service to the food we ordered. We also met a backpacker who was violently mugged by a gang of five Bolivianos and had his phone and money stolen.

Arrival

Feb 13, 2014

from La Paz, Bolivia

Departure

Feb 16, 2014

to Potosí, Bolivia

Weather (Celcius)

Elevation (m)

Sucre, Bolivia

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 21:57

Getting to Uyuni

By Bus

For buses to Uyuni, Tupiza and the Southwest, change in Potosí.

Buses leave hourly for Potosí and take 3-4 hours (you can also take a taxi for about 35Bs per person, it will take about two hours and the driver will go very very fast).

Bussing from La Paz to Sucre

Thursday, February 13, 2014 20:07
TimeLocation
7:10PMLeft our hotel, walking, to the bus terminal.
7:30PMAt the terminal.
8:00PMAnd we’re off.
8:30PMAt some bus terminal/entropy pit.
8:45PMAnd off again. Slowly.
2:00AMBathroom stop.
2:20AMOff again.
8:30AMArrived in Sucre.
10:00AMChecked in to a hostel.
TotalsTotals
Total bus time11:55

Hostal San Francisco

Friday, February 14, 2014 10:07

Where we’re staying.

  • Telephone: 64-52117
  • Aniceto Arce 191

La Taverne

Friday, February 14, 2014 12:53

Really tasty typical style food and well-presented.

El Tapado Valentines

Friday, February 14, 2014 21:01
  • White rum, peach liqueur, and sprite with sliced strawberry and mint leaf. Delicious.

We ordered the Tabla de Tapas:

  • Homemade quinoa bread with olive oil and sesame seed, grounded pumpkin seed, and spices. Tasty.
  • Escabeche of chicken (cooked in wine vinegar) with mayo and green onions on croutons. Really tasty.
  • Marranitas y albóndigas de choclo: fried banana balls filled with chicharron (crispy) pork belly and corn fritters served with an ecuadorian chunky guacamole, a creamy guacamole, and a sweet chili marmalade. Really good mix of flavors.
  • Chorizo Casero: Homemade Chorizos with sautéed potatoes and roasted sweet peppers.
  • Ceviche: With surubí (amazon catfish-like) and sweet potato crisps.
  • Ensalada de Quinoa: Avocado, walnuts, parsley, dried cranberries, and lemon pepper vinaigrette.

Abis Patio

Saturday, February 15, 2014 14:38

Came here for a good lunch and they delivered. Met the owner as well!

Saturday, February 15, 2014 16:27

Salchipapas

Saturday, February 15, 2014 20:06

Chorizos

Sunday, February 16, 2014 13:21

Decent but expensive at 35 BOB.

Bussing from Sucre to Potosí

Sunday, February 16, 2014 15:44
TimeLocation
3:42PMHailed a cab.
3:50PMAt the terminal - had to haggle for 8 BOB instead of 10.
4:32PMBoarding for 20 BOB each on unknown bus.
4:35PMAnd we’re off.
7:58PMArrived.
8:20PMIn a cab.
8:37PMArrived at Hostal Eucalyptus.
9:15AMChecked in at Koala Den.
TotalsTotals
Total bus time3:23

Arrival

Feb 13, 2014

from La Paz, Bolivia

Departure

Feb 16, 2014

to Potosí, Bolivia