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Loving Bolivia, where lunacy still roams


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Although many might not know, Sucre is the capital of Bolivia. Well, by name it is at least the capital... but the real power is actually situated in La Paz. Nevertheless, Sucre is a cute little town a couple of hours north of Potosí, but at a bit lower altitude, which makes the weather nicer. Sucre has a beautifully elegant central plaza that is filled with greens and surrounded by heaps of spectacular colonial buildings. Close to where we are staying there is a bustling market with lots of fruits, vegetables and knickknacks of every kind.

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You can certainly notice that this town is the capital and a popular university town by the money that seem to have been poured into it and by the general feeling and living standard that appears to be better than those of Potosí. This is a nice place to kick back and watch the finals of the football while enjoying the local famous chocolate.

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You can tell by the foam that we are at a high altitude. It actually says on the bottles when the beer has been climatized to high altitude.

A few kilometres from here is a very fascinating site. In 1994 some workers of a cement factory found something very interesting: dinosaur footprints from about 65 to 85 million years ago. And not so few of them either: there are about 5000 footprints from about 150 different dinosaurs. How cool is that? Of course we had to see them, so we took a dinotruck up to the cement factory to have a look at them. It was pretty cool to look at the footprints. They were of all kinds of different sizes and shapes, among them the brontosaurus footprint measuring up to about 1m. But the coolest one was the longest single dinosaur footprint track ever found in the world, over 500m, which was made by Johnny Walker, a baby tyrannosaurus rex.

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Posted by AnnaMickus 07:46 Archived in Bolivia Comments (0)

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