In Sucre, Bolivia, we visited a giant vertical cliff that has hundreds of dinosaur footprints on it – which is commonly called the “dino dance floor” – so I did a little dino footstep dance chart. It has 5,000 tracks from 68 million years ago!
Sucre has a really cute main plaza, and is a nice place to chase some pigeons, too.
We have this awesome travel scrabble set that we brought with us, and we broke it out a few times in Sucre. Eventually we had to mail it back (along with a few souvenirs and other things we didn’t need anymore) because it was just too big to carry around from city to city. That stuff really adds up when you carry it all on your back through bus stations! Womp, womp. Words with Friends will just have to do.
We stayed in Sucre, Bolivia, for 5 nights, which has been a bit more than any other place we went. Usually we’ve been staying in each place between 3 and 4 nights, sometimes even two nights. We figured we would want a place to stay still for bit, and catch up on things (like my freelance work, etc). Sucre was a really nice place to do that – it is really European for a Bolivian town, and has good food (and ice cream!!).
Pretty sweet textiles-themed street art!
One of the main attractions around Sucre is the “dino dancefloor” – which is a vertical cliff with hundreds of dinosaur tracks in it from when it was a flat shore of a giant lake. The “park” it’s in is basically a couple small buildings with some magically ridiculous dinosaur statues and Jurassic Park font.
Right after we got there, it started to downpour, so we had to put off the tour for a bit.
Since it’s still an operating concrete factory next door, we had to don the hard hats.
Ok, so being the daughter of two geologists – how could this not be so fascinating?? Here are the dinosaurs that walked right where we were, only 68 million years ago!
All the dinosaur signs and whatnot all over the town was pretty hilarious – even on chocolate shop signs??
You guys. The juice stands. We couldn’t get enough. You walk up, tell the always-friendly juice lady which fruits you want, and she churns up a delicious concoction on the spot – all for less than a dollar. Best thing ever.
We checked out the Textiles Museum in town, where a woman was demonstrating the local weaving technique! It was fascinating to watch just how lightning-fast she worked, all the while keeping straight all the twills within her designs. Insane.
Last but not least, some more Scrabble action while watching the Sucre sunset from a great cafe up on one of the hillside neighborhoods. Please note my seemingly giant hand, the tiny wine glass and my super-serious Scrabble face.