So we are still in Sucre, Bolivia studying Spanish at the Bolivian Spanish School. We have individual classes and it costs about $6USD/hr. We do 4 hours a day from 2:30 until 6:30pm with a 15min break in between. It's really nice to be stopped in one place for a while and be able to unpack my things and Biddy and I are still sharing a room for about $6.50AUD a night each. We have formed great friends here, most of them are English people and it's bad because we should be practicing our Spanish but we all talk English to each other! They have good kitchen facilities so biddy and I cook a lot and it's also quite cheap to eat out even with drinks, and it's only about a 5-10min walk to the main square. There are a couple of supermarkets in town where we buy groceries every 2-3 days but our fruit and veg we get from the market where we try and practicing our Spanish and bartering skills. We can't buy too much at once because we only have a tiny bar fridge, which is silly considering the hostel has the capacity for at least 10 people. The worst thing about this place is NO couch! So we all sit around in plastic or little wooden chairs.
This weekend we had a bbq. On Wednesday nights we play walleyball, Thursday night is salsa class...don't laugh! Friday night is usually a cooking class. They have a few fun bars and clubs in town so that's where we've been the past couple of Saturday nights and Sunday is usually spent relaxing aka recovering. It’s been really warm and sunny here and has only rained a couple of times, except for yesterday when it was strangely freezing and I had 5 layers of clothing on.
So we will be sad to leave Sucre at the end of this week.
I think we will get a 4-5 hour bus to Potosi where we will stay for a night or 2 and do a mine tour then we will get a bus down to Uyuni where we will do the famous Bolivian Salt flats tour for 3-4 days, which will bring us very close to xmas day so hmmm who knows where we'll be then?
Then I would like to head north maybe to Santa Cruz near the jungle and then across to Copacabana at Lake Titicaca and through into Peru. We may stop in La Paz again on the way for new years eve celebrations as some of our mates from this hostel will be there!
Anyway I will keep you all informed either way! Below are some more pics from our time so far in Sucre
Chilling out in the hostel kitchen
Dinner with some of our fellow students and hostellers at JoyRide- a Gringo Restaurant
Biddy and I getting our groove on
Drinking games with our Bolivian Teachers and Hostel workers at the BBQ (la parrilla)
Some of our fellow Gringos at la parrilla
Recovering the next day, a very very hot sunday! Bolivia is land-locked and we miss the ocean terribly, esp on days like this!
We have to be careful what we order in Spanish, we thought we ordered a jug of beer and instead got this concoction which tasted like mouth wash! haha