Sucre, Bolivia – city of dinosaurs

We enjoyed the dinosaurs in Sucre, Bolivia

From Potosi the bus ride to Sucre was uneventful. 3 hrs mostly downhill to 2200m altitude. Sucre is the administrative capital of Bolivia and much more developed than Uyuni and Potosi. A walkable town centre with beautiful white colonial buildings was a welcome change from the dust in Uyuni and Potosi.

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Sucre, the white city
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One of many street children in Sucre

Our hostel Recoleta Sur was nicely located halfway between an lovely park and the main town square. Our first day here we spent most of our time in the amazing dinosaur playground.

30 min outside town there is a park and tourist attraction with the largest set of dinosaur footprints in the in world…more than 5000 individual prints on a vertical rock face. This is the reason many tourist areas around town have a dinosaur theme.

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Endless dinosaur play equipment
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Dinosaur play park and monkey bars

We were all amazed at the huge, free playground here. Beautifully built all set in a dinosaur theme with endless sets of monkey bars to keep even the most demanding monkeys happy, swings, climbing frames, spinners, water features and the largest slide we had ever seen on the tail and the neck of a huge dinosaur.

We liked wandering around the town for a few days but got really badly affected by the high level of pollution. As it is one of the more developed cities in Bolivia there are a lot of cars and busses and we found that the streets were full of pollution spewing traffic all day long. We had though about staying here for a few weeks if we liked it to allow Paul and I to start job-hunting. In the end after just 3 days in Sucre, 2 of which Ingrid and I were climbing, we were ready to leave.

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Sucre Airport leaving for Santa Cruz

Next stop Santa Cruz and Samaipata, as recommend by the Bolivia expats community. Ingrid and I spent 2 days rock climbing wile Scott and Paul went to the fantastic dinosaur park .

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