After being dropped off at my hotel, I went up to my room to rest.  Although, Sucre was not as high as the other cities I had been to, I still lacked energy.  I was just happy to stay in my room for the evening and work on my blog.  The rain started later in the evening and I kept hearing a tremendous noise like someone was moving tables and chairs. This went on for about an hour so I called the front desk and they sent a porter up.  He told me that it was the wind banging the doors. The noise stopped a short time later, so I figured they shut the banging doors.  Soon after that the wi fi went out.  I called the desk and they said they would fix it.  It was fixed a few minutes later but after an hour it  went out again.  Totally frustrated, I gave up and went to bed.

I woke up early and made it to breakfast.  It was still raining so I had to use my umbrella while walking through parts of the hotel.  Breakfast was similar to all the other breakfasts, I had experienced – fruit, cheese, cold cereal, different breads.  I put a piece of bread in the toaster and then couldn’t get it out.  The waiter was kind enough to help.  There were a few families in the dining room but it didn’t look like the hotel was very full. I returned to my room to work a bit more on my blog but then decided I needed to get out and walk a bit.  I wanted to check out a few shops I had seen the day before. By the time I got my act together, it was almost lunch time.  I decided to try the vegetarian place on my own as it just a short walk down the street. I chose a falafal sandwich on a kind of pita-type bread.  It was ok.  I saved half of it to eat for my dinner in the evening.  I took a walk trying to find the main square.  I didn’t find the town square but did find an interesting silver jewelry shop and enjoyed shopping for some earrings.  I discovered a few more shops and then meandered back to the hotel. I wandered around the hotel and took a few photos.  It was a lovely hotel with lots of interesting colonial architecture and art objects.

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Bougainvillea  in the inside hotel entrance
Balconies inside the hotel.
Balconies inside the hotel.
View from the second floor of the hotel.
View from the second floor of the hotel.
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View down a side street.

I took another venture out of doors still looking for the main square.  I was also looking for a bank or an ATM machine and I knew it was near the square since I had been there the first day I arrived. I figured I would get a taxi back so wasn’t worried about directions.  I finally found the main square and park and also the bank with the ATM machine.  No problems about getting money – the directions were in English as well as Spanish.  Having walked quite a while, I decided I needed a cup of tea and a rest stop. I found a nearby cafe and had my tea where I enjoyed people watching.  I caught a taxi outside the cafe and returned to my hotel. I was leaving the next morning so I had to organize and repack and this time make sure everything was secure for a plane ride.  My suitcase seemed a little bit harder to close but I managed to get it all accomplished and ready for the morning flight.  I had a wake-up call so was on time to check out and have breakfast before Paola and the driver took me to the airport.

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  1. Thanks for sharing, Dianne – it is really wonderful to hear in detail about your trip, and your pictures are fantastic! Best, Katie

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