Our Last Day in Sucre Bolivia

Our last day in Sucre, Bolivia is somewhat sad as we love this beautiful city. Sucre has fantastic markets, dinosaur footprints, great parks, and is also so affordable. I have to say that we have had great accommodation at the Hostelling International, and we have enjoyed delicious and inexpensive meals too.

When we first arrived Explorason was so ill, but in a few days of being here, he has regained his strength and health since being in hospital in Uyuni.

To top it all up, we are so excited that we are meeting our friends from the USA we first met in Quito, Ecuador again today. We have decided to meet at the ‘Little Eiffel Tower’ found in a park in town. Our day in Sucre is going to be a great one!

Parque Simon Boliver and Little Eiffel Tower

The entrance to Parque Simon Boliver and Little Eiffel Tower has a grand arch and also a lovely fountain.

Opposite, there are lovely whitewashed buildings which I presume are parliament buildings? Sucre is a clean and neat city with a mix of traditional and modern life and this day in Sucre has a beautiful clear blue sky.

As we wait for our friends, my son races around climbing.

Fun And Facilities

There are toilets opposite if we need them. We notice a lot of Gringos hanging out in this nice park and a day in Sucre can be easily spent here.

Our friends arrive and the ‘boys’ race around. They seem to be having fun staring at everyone in the park from above at the lookout of the Little Eiffel Tower.  Somehow my camera goes foggy but I try for photos anyway.

Heading Up To See The Sunset

We decide to head back to town and then go watch the sunset from the hill for our last day in Sucre. The boys have fast become great mates again and it is lovely to see. They sing and talk and thoroughly enjoy themselves.

We head up the hill and it’s quite a walk. But they are eager to get to the top. The cobblestone streets and cactus are so traditional.

La Recoleta

La Recoleta overlooks the city of Sucre from the top of Calle Polanco, La Recoleta
was established by the Franciscan Order in 1600’s. It has been used as a convent and museum as well as a barracks and prison.

It is a fabulous place to stop, and regather your thoughts and most tourists just come to sit and relax here.  There are also little side markets.

It is nice to have others around for company too. We talk about home-schooling, world schooling, and our travels. It is nice to trust them with our camera to get a few shots of us together too. The boys are all smiles as they hang out together.

The Square

In the square below, the local school kids are playing on this perfect day in Sucre. Soon we see our kids joining in and it is great to see them playing together with the local kids.

Café Time

The sun starts to set over the city, and we decide to go to the cafe below and enjoy some relaxing time together over a bottle of wine.

We are told the adults must have their own table. Our friends kindly shout us the most amazing torte for the boys, and a bottle of red wine for the adults.

Sunset

day in Sucre

©Exploramum and Explorason – the lovely town square

We sit and enjoy our time as the sun sets. It is so nice to feel relaxed, and they are so positive. They have been traveling for 1 month more than us but they have seen a lot more of the world than us.

We talk about discipline and compare a few notes. The father of this family is great with my son. He gives him a couple of quiet chats and I appreciate this a lot! Discipline as a single Mum on the road can get very trying at times.

Last Day in Sucre

We don’t want the night to end. But we have to walk a couple of kilometers back to the hostel. We have an early flight, and I am yet to pack. The square is now quiet, but it is really beautiful – well worth the visit.

Back To Town

As we wander back to the town square, the boys all muck about. We say goodbye about 10 times I think, and finally, it is an end to a wonderful time.

We wonder where we will see them next. They are off to another continent and we are still traveling here for a while.

People say travel is no life for a child, but I can tell you it is a great life. What they learn and experience is incredible! These boys are proof that travel and children do work, even on a budget.

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