28.02.2013 19 °C
We arrived in Sucre just after 8am. I woke up to Andrew, wide awake and telling me his new business ideas...not unusual for a morning, but after little sleep and a 13hr bus ride it wasn't what my brain needed! At the bus station we swapped details with George and Lucy, as they were planning to do a 3 day tour in Uyuni too so we figured it's better to spend 3 days in a jeep and room with some people you've met and like, than complete strangers.
Casa Verde B&B was our room for the next 2 nights and what a room! A double with ensuite and a mezzanine seating area, it feels enormous compared to what we've been used to. Our door and window looks out on to the courtyard, which has sun loungers and a small covered pool. We decided to stay 3 nights instead!
We were too early to check in, so we went down the road for breakfast at Flavour. Tea, orange juice, fruit salad and pancakes with maple syrup was only £2.90 and just what we needed after the long bus ride. After check in we showered and sat out in the courtyard and read for a while. The warm weather was so nice after being cold for the last week or two.
Back at hostel we showered and then sat out by the pool and read for a while. Then we had a walk around the town. With all its white buildings and greenery, it is so pretty. We had a fried snack for lunch from a stall in the park - mine was potato and cheese, Andrew's potato and meat - and they were good! Bit like a scallop from the chip shop but round with cheese in the middle. And we had this pastry stick thing with sugar syrup on that tasted as it sounds. The park was lovely, with people sat out on the benches enjoying the weather. In the centre was a miniature Eiffel Tower that you could climb but the top didn't see past the trees so I am sure what the attraction was?! At the end of the park, Andrew said there was a look out over the city, according to his map, but there wasn't. The map, which was from the town itself, was wrong, and placed it at completely the wrong end of the town. I did say that it was odd to be walking down hill for a viewpoint!
Tonight we ate at a packed out placed called Tenciones, which to be honest was the first busy place we saw - we were too tired after the lack of sleep last night to wander around. It was a very modern looking place compared to most of the places we've been in South America and I think ideally positioned for the students at the university here. Andrew saw some girls eating buffalo wings and decided that with it being cheap, we should order those with hot sauce on to share to start (even though they were a main). They were good, but I was getting full so let Andrew continue and he was only on his last wing when his massive burger and chips came out. He'd been so looking forward to a burger this whole time and he was too full from the wings and the milkshake he ordered to even eat half! I however ate all my spinach and ricotta pasta. The moral of the story has something to do with greed or, as my mum and dad always say to me, "Your eyes are bigger than your belly" which in Andrew's case was true.
I took Andrew's massive eyes back to the B&B and slept a long, comfortable sleep