Before arriving in Sucre, I really didn’t know what to expect! My knowledge of the city and country were near zero, so I’ve been spending a lot of times in the streets to educate myself. I hope you enjoy this set of pictures, which represent my first impressions of this incredible place.
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I don’t understander how you can go and live in a city without any knowledge of that you’re going to see and experience. My favorite things has been reading travel tips, blogs, and wiki pages of where I want to travel. and I bet I’m not even going to make it to most of these places.
But I’ve got to say that my favorite part part of your blogs are when you get into a new city. It is always interesting to see the photos of first impressions of a city when everything is new and strange.
We did some research on what country to go next and once we picked Bolivia where to stay. But I like getting surprised by a new place. It’s much more exciting if you make your own experiences. There are just way too many opinions out there.
Can’t wait to show these pictures to Marisa. It’s hard to imagine coming from a place like Sucre and moving to Buenos Aires. It’s so clean and beautiful.
I think Marisa is from Cochabamba. We were thinking to have our Headquarters here. But we are planning to stay at least one week there. Can’t wait.
So far we are very happy with Sucre!
Absolutely amazing. Wonderful! Thank you for showing me. 🙂
It’s our pleasure. Stay tuned for many more!
Love the shots of the roofs and the street vendor!:)
I love the pictures, they’re quite neat and reflect much from our people, culture and what colony left. I’m from La Paz and I’ve been to Sucre only once in my life and can’t wait to come back again. This country is amazing for its diversity and culture, enjoy your visit!!
Kattia, thank you very much for visiting our site and compliment.
We will at least spend 3 weeks in La Paz, so if you got any tips not just about La Paz please share with us.
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I loved Sucre and Potosi when I went. Its astounding to me that a country so poor can be so clean and so beautiful. I suppose money isn’t everything. Thank you for the pictures I’m happy to relive my travels.
Just discovered your blog and loving it! Spent a year in South America (researching a Masters degree), around 18 yrs ago I guess, and you’re really taking me back and inspiring the urge to go again – this time with my husband. I did the first trip alone.
In response to Stefan’s comment above… I used to do a tonne of research before I travelled. Then I became a travel writer, and while I became much more discerning about what sources I used I still did research. After writing/updating some 40 guidebooks for different publishers we became very disillusioned with both a) the way that travellers use guidebooks (some bury their heads in them and treat them like some bible, ignoring wonderful opportunities around them), and b) the way that some authors wrote them.
So we gave up on research and guidebooks, and embarked on a travel experiment called Grantourismo (link above) last year where we arrived in a place and focused on exploring our neighbourhood, connecting with locals, and learning about the place through locals. Sometimes we’d ‘discover’ things that must have been in the guidebooks, but as you say above, it’s more fun to ‘discover’ it yourself. Other times, we’d do things and go places tourists never got to at all.
Now, we always travel this way, only doing research into the history, politics, food, and culture through specialised sources rather than guidebooks, unless we can find locally produced books of course. Wouldn’t travel any other way!
I am more than jealous, can’t wait to go back some day. Sucre does not seem to have changed much. did you go to the – admittedly very touristy – café Joyride? their pasta primavera was spectacular in 2004. where did you sleep?
So glad we found your blog! We’re an American couple with an 11 yr old daughter and have lived in the jungles of Ecuador for a year now. Ecuador is quickly becoming filled with rich, haughty retirees or the too-cool-for-skool hippies you describe in Copacabana, so we are ready to hit the road in the coming months. Your blog has helped us decide without hesitation to move to Sucre. THANKS! And happy trails, wherever they may take you. P.S. Don’t stop taking great pics of Bolivian FACES & PEOPLE!