Everyone was thumping their feet on the floor while yelling this (Let's go) because the bus was supposed to leave at 14h and we were still hanging around at 14:30h (searching for more passengers)!
We are planning on bringing this habit to Portugal! :D
We had no real destination after the road-trip, we just wanted to go back to civilization! Firstly we went to Potosi, this city looked so lonely, dusty and crowded that we moved on! Potosi is known for the mines and for its proud citizens!
As always, we "asked" Lonely Planet for advise and moved on to Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia!
When we checked in at the hostel we were so happy! A warm bed, a TV, a bathroom just for us, with a tub!
Unfortunately after the road trip our body started to respond in a very typical away for travellers to the food we had eaten during the trip... We will spare you the details , we did a diet for some days (so many great food and we had to eat rice soup everyday!) and were fit again.
It was also in Sucre that we found the first portuguese travelling!! Becas was a 47 year old guy who worked only during 7months in the tourist area of Algarve and the rest of the year he always travelled!
It was an inspiration to meet him, he gave us awesome tips for NZ, Australia, South America, he had been everywhere!
Sucre is very beautiful, with a lot of architecture from the colonial time, houses with lovely patios, which remind us of Andalusia in Spain. Many don't know, but Sucre is the constitutionally recognized capital, while La Paz is the seat of the government. Sucre holds also a great historic importance: it was in the city that the declaration of independence of Alto Peru, later named Bolivia, was signed. It was the first place in Bolivia we saw so full of tourists, I guess they feel at home here! It was also in the city where we found the first portuguese on our trip.
We also saw a parade for Potosi, it was Potosi day. Although the parade was in Sucre, everyone was showing their pride for their home town!