Monday, November 30, 2015

#travelpost - Sucre, Bolivia

This is probably the penultimate post I have in South America and it's about the palm tree lined, white washed town of Sucre.

We're slowly coming to the end of our budget now as we need to save some pennies for New York so the list of things that we're doing seems to be getting shorter and shorter and makes it harder to write about. Lucky for us, we found a cute hostel tucked away in the centre of Sucre for £7.50 a night for a modern double room with actual real wifi, a free brekkie that included pancakes and a rooftop with deckchairs... As you can guess that gave us even more reasons not to do too much with our time but for the sake of this post we did still manage to do some things! 

The market in Sucre is one of the best markets we've come across in ages... Stalls filled sky high with fruit, cake stands, a comedor selling tonnes of local dishes including Mondongo slow cooked ribs, empanada and salteña stands all over the place and Harry's favourite... 7 Lunares chorizo stand. (Recommended to us by the guys we met at the salt flats... It was a chorizo sandwich for 70p in which they dipped half of the bread in the oils...) I had one happy Harry that morning. One day we prepped for a picnic in the market with a slice of pineapple each, a chicken salteña which tasted like a giant samosa, some beetroot, fried plantain and crisps... It was a £1 each and it was delish. We set off up to the neighbourhood La Recoleta which is set above the town and has a beautiful arched plaza with a great view. To make up for such a cheap lunch we treated ourselves to a drink in the sun garden of the El Mirador bar, we grabbed some deck chairs and I bought leche con coco which I haven't had since Colombia... Frothy cold milk mixed with fresh coconut water and grated coco... It's so so good! 

Throughout the days we strolled through town, watched people putting up the Christmas lights in the main square, relaxed on the rooftop and got some of our final souvenirs. 

At night we had some beers and wine on the roof... We mostly ate in cooking up some pasta bakes and one night we even found Camembert... Even though it was made in Bolivia... We took another recommendation for dinner from the same guys and it didn't let us down! A small but busy place tucked around the back of the main square that had a huge gyros flaming at it's door... I had falafel which was delish but Harry had the infamous Pique Macho... A huuuuge (the photo doesn't do it justice) plate of chips, steak and sausage topped with a satay kind of sauce, onions, peppers, egg and cheese. It was unbelievably good but Harry ate way too much and got light headed... Really, he did! Another night we gave in to our fast food cravings and found Tropical Chicken... The best chicken place of all time.. It gives KFC a run for it's money! A bad place to go when you're in Bolivia but it was too good... You get a million sauces with whatever you order and yeah, it was a treat! 

In real life it looked about 3x as big as this!

I think that's about all we got up to in Sucre.. We could have stayed for another four days it was so relaxing but the trip calls and with two nights in Cochabamba and a week in Santa Cruz for one last chill that will be it for our trip! 

Amiee x 

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