It has been a major change for us to settle down a bit and to live a more normal life, not packing our backpacks every other day or even worst, every day!
Heidi decided to take Spanish lessons here, a popular thing to do in Sucre. You find students from all over the world enjoying this beautiful colonial city, its moderate climate and prices unknown anywhere else: the going rate at a reputable language institute is 6 USD an hour for a private class. Heidi spends four hours every afternoon practicing Spanish. There are often evening activities like cooking or Salsa classes and on top of that, there is homework to be done and newly learned grammar and vocabulary needs to be revised, making it a rather busy week for Heidi.
Gilles, on the other hand, decided that he needed a little rest from 3 months traveling and what’s more, time to organize the coming two to three months. Since we will be staying much longer in Bolivia than what we had planed – 6 weeks instead the 4 – the rest of the trip in South America has to be completely reorganized. There is one deadline: we have to be in Ushuaia / Argentina on December 23rd, to meet the whole Barbier family who is going to travel from far away countries like France and the USA to celebrate Christmas with us in the “Southern most city in the world”, as people in Ushuaia like to put it.
Gilles also keeps himself busy with touring the city and taking great photos, doing day hikes to an “Inca Trail”, enjoying the breathtaking landscape surrounding Sucre or going horseback riding.
Our favorite evening activity is watching fantastic films about Latin America at the upstairs lounge at the Joy Ride Bar, like for instance “The Devil´s Miner”, a harsh documentary about the life of miners in Potosi, especially about a young boy.