When we got to Sucre we were tired. The cold, the altitude and being on the move all the time was taking its toll – we needed a change and had some thinking to do.
Luckily Sucre was the perfect place for us to have a break and work out our next steps. Being a university town, Sucre is an oasis for travellers wanting some home comforts. The hostels are insanely good, there are some good restaurants to choose from, and the town itself is stunning with it’s beautiful whitewashed colonial architecture. And most importantly – the sun was shining!
While we didn’t give the town the attention it deserved, we did a lot of walking around town. Including the walk up to the top of the hill for great views back over the city and into the distant valleys.
And we visited the food market with the most amazing fruit and vegetables we’d seen in months.
If only we could have done more than just look! As the water in Bolivia isn’t safe for drinking, sadly most of the fruit and veg were off limits. We’d read so many stories about people getting sick here, and there were a number of people down for the count in our hostel, we didn’t want to risk it.
Sucre is a charming little town, and for a while we were contemplating spending more time here to continue our Spanish lessons, but in the end we knew we needed a change. More details on that in our next post from Santa Cruz, our last stop in South America.
Transport to Sucre: We took a 3 hour bus from Potosi to Sucre.
Food & Drink recommendations for Sucre: In our laziness in Sucre I didn’t write down the names of the places we liked here, but there is a good pizza place just off the main square, some great cafes and also a fun saltineria patio.
Where to stay in Sucre: We stayed at the Hostal CasArte Takubamba. This place was fantastic. We had a big double room with small balcony. Loved the big garden courtyard and the random art around the hostel.