A 40 minute flight or an 11 hour bus ride? It was a tough choice but I opted for the aerial route from La Paz to Sucre. Architecturally this is a much more picturesque place than La Paz. The whitewashed colonial buildings of the old town area is all preserved (it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 1991), and there is a government regulation that all the buildings must be whitewashed at least once a year. This, along with the drop in altitude (Sucre sits in a valley at 2810 metres), made it a agreeable destination for a few days. I took a couple of 1-1 Spanish lessons while here, and probably should have done that earlier in the trip.
I would certainly recommend ‘Me Gusta‘ Spanish school to anyone else in town, they listened to what I wanted to get out of the lessons and made sure it was all practical, useful stuff. If I had more time (and if the light had been better) I would have stayed longer and done more tuition. (I think my lessons worked out at about £5 per hour)
Using a Nikon 28mm PC lens I shot 8 frames (4 along the bottom and 4 shifted up for the top) and then stitched together as a panoramic in Photoshop CS5. Quite an intensive job with D800E files but the Macbook and portable Samsung 1TB drive handled it in a few minutes.
Chuquisaca Governorship from the main square
Sucre Cathedral seen through the gates at night