Saturday, March 26, 2011

Busy Sucre

Since we had quite a few traveling/touring days in a row, we decided to take it easy for a couple of days in Sucre. Sucre is actually the political capital of Bolivia and has a couple of hundred thousand people. It may just be the most relaxed city of its size in the whole continent. The downtown does not have so many stores, but a lot of schools. So when schools let out in the evening, the tranquil atmosphere takes on an amazing transformation. The squares and sidewalks swarm with kids of all ages, their hubbub floating in the air. Not to mention the parades.

Even though we were not deliberate with our sightseeing in Sucre. We came upon awesome views of the city with its orange tiled roofs. Why have we not seen a movie chase scene upon those roofs?!

The Sucre cemetery may yet be the most atmospheric of our grand tour. There were two funerals going on and lots of people were visiting even though it was a regular weekday afternoon; in fact, we had to think hard to make sure that we were not missing some major holiday.

Some rooftop views from the Church of San Felipe Neri in Sucre, Bolivia.

San Felipe Neri - Sucre, Bolivia

View from San Felipe Neri - Sucre, Bolivia

San Felipe Neri - Sucre, Bolivia

San Felipe Neri - Sucre, Bolivia

San Felipe Neri - Sucre, Bolivia

San Felipe Neri - Sucre, Bolivia

Day of the Sea parade near our hotel. Solemn and poignant as Bolivia has been a landlocked country for 120 years.
Parade - Sucre, Bolivia

Parade - Sucre, Bolivia

The garden-like Sucre Cementerio.
Cementerio - Sucre, Bolivia

And not to forget the stuffed potatoes at Snack Vegetariano Dona Franca.
Stuffed Potato - Sucre, Bolivia

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