Loving Sucre, Bolivia

I took this right after I dropped my stuff at my hostel in Sucre

I took this right after I dropped my stuff at my hostel in Sucre

I think I let it slip a couple of times already, I loved this place!  I was only able to spend a few days there, and I seriously considered altering my plan and extending my stay and I KINDA regretted that I didn’t. I met many people who thought they would go to Sucre for five days and they ended up staying three weeks or even longer! It is just that kind of place. I thought of it as the Cusco of Bolivia- just better than Cusco.

So naturally the question is, “why did I love it so much?!”

I took this picture of the courtyard at the Beehive Sucre during a rainstorm and it still looks lovely!

I took this picture of the courtyard at the Beehive Sucre during a rainstorm and it still looks lovely!

The Beehive Sucre

I’m sure that there are other lovely places to stay in Sucre, but I had a great time at the Beehive. If you are allergic to bees, don’t worry, I never saw a single bee on the property! It is a colonial style house with mixed-sex spacious dorms (only 3 bunk beds in a room that could easily fit three more), a common room, a kitchen, and two bathrooms on the floor with the dorms.  I was worried about the bathroom situation at first, but it was never a problem.

I took this during the Cuban Salsa workshop Michelle and I gave at the last minute at the Beehive

I took this during the Cuban Salsa workshop Michelle and I gave at the last minute at the Beehive

One of my best memories from the Beehive was meeting another girl from Oregon who was just as obsessed with Cuban Salsa as I am. She suggested that we teach a beginner salsa workshop and then go out dancing later that night.. so we did! About six guests from the hostel joined us and we even talked three of them into going out with us! Sadly the rainstorm kept the dance club from opening that night. 😦

Still looks pretty cool even on a cloudy day

Still looks pretty cool even on a cloudy day

The Architecture

There are churches and colonial buildings everywhere!!

The Restaurants and Cafes

Every restaurant that I visited was delicious and reasonably priced. Cheaper than La Paz. Cafe Restaurant Florin has fast wi-fi, good food, and strong drinks.

I loved the public market in Sucre!

I loved the public market in Sucre!

The Local Market

I bought super fresh and cheap ingredients to make a great vegetarian meal while I was in Sucre. The market had wonderful produce and great people who didn’t immediately give me a skyhigh gringo price.  It was nice to get some fruits and veggies in after all the meat and carbs I had been eating up to that point.

To get to the lookout in town you had to walk up a pretty steep hill (as seen here) but the rest of the town was flat!

To get to the lookout in town you had to walk up a pretty steep hill (as seen here) but the rest of the town was flat!

Walkable

I come from a city with great public transportation and pedestrian areas (gotta love Portland, Oregon!) so when I travel I immediately feel at home in similar places. No, Sucre doesn’t have a train or public buses on a strict schedule covering the whole city, but all of the stuff a tourist might want to see are very close to each other and you can get a super cheap taxi if you need to go farther afield.

Here are some other pics I took in Sucre:

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5 responses to “Loving Sucre, Bolivia

  1. Seems like you really enjoyed your stay in Sucre! Love the picture from the market, lots if fresh fruit and so colourful!

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