After a busy few days we slowed down for a couple of days and enjoyed Sucre at an easy pace, catching up on home life and recharging batteries.
Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia, where their independence was awarded in 1825, after the first uprising here in 1809. It is mooted that Sucre hosted the very first revolutionary movement against the colonial Spanish. Oddly though Bolivia was the last territory to gain its independence from Spain.
Despite the rich history of the city and the many attractions that beckoned, we were exhausted and spent most of our time enjoying Plaza 25 de Mayo (named after the date of the uprising) and its surrounding cafes and shops including a much needed barbers, the llama shearers were on holiday!
We noticed that the traditional dress of the 'cholitas' is carried through into the uniforms worn by those of them caring for the main square.
As a UNESCO Heritage Site, the buildings around the historic centre of Sucre must be repainted white every year, painter-decorators must enjoy steady work.
For all intents and purposes Sucre was a holiday within a holiday and we loved it!