|Meet Clarice & Clark. They hang outside my room, which |
explains the strange smell. Whatever. They are cute. They
remind me of my kittens, Mabel & Maurice, in the Philippines.
So, a little bit of information about Sucre, this beautiful city that I am calling home. I guess it is hardly a city, only 216,000 people (total population of Bolivia is 9.8 million). There aren't any skyscrapers, or really any tall buildings. Probably the tallest building I have seen is six or seven stories. I think I have mentioned this before, but almost every building in Sucre is whitewashed. Actually, there are enforced laws and codes when developing new buildings. Only white. There are a few brick buildings, but the majority are white. At least in the main part of the city. I haven't explored any of the outer regions.
Sucre is actually one of the capitals of Bolivia. Yup, there are two capitals. I made the mistake of saying Sucre was the second capital to a local and she set me straight. Sucre is the FIRST capital of Bolivia, the declaration of independence was signed here in 1825. That is housed in one of the museums that I have yet to visit. I figure since I have eight weeks here I can take my time to do the "touristy things." For now, I am content exploring the city on my own and working at BiblioWorks. For the past few days my job has been to research grants, which is great because I love doing that– grants can get you so many places (like Sucre, Bolivia!) so I have been in the office and online searching and searching. Now I have a list of four grants that I think we are really qualified for. Matt, the coordinator, and I will sit down and go over them together and then I will start the grant writing process. I'm not always going to be in the office– Thursday will be my first day in a library. I am so excited!
|Forget the gym, I found Parque Bolivar. This is |
where I run every morning. 13 laps to make it an
hour. Ay ay ay.