109 - 20th March 2006 - Sucre, Bolivia


The other half of our group - A boat ride along the Miranda river in the Pantanal


The little black blob is a Monkey


Unidentified bird in a tree


There's a Kingfisher hidden in this picture somewhere


Chris in the Pantanal


Hawk


Heron beginning to take flight


Caiman resting at the riverside


A stork by the side of the river


Fishermen displaying their catch to us


Village on the banks of the river


Nesting Stork


The Pantanal


One of our guides taking a dip in the river


The fishing village


Riverside flowers


Pousada del Lontra - Our accomodation


One of our guides resting in the sun


Waiting for the train - David puts on a smile


Chris puts on a look of terror


Adam, Winnie, Nicole, Kim and David


Our train to Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz town square


The band at the restaurant we ate at that night


Putting the bags on the bus, literally, on the way to the airport.


We were delayed for 5 hours and then cancelled - Adam had the right idea


Winnie, David, Kim and Pip grinning through the boredom


David, Kim and Pip share a laugh


David - my own personal porter


Sharon and Gary


The square at Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz Cathedral - Not very interesting inside unfortunately


The group share a laugh after dinner


Arriving at Sucre - Not our plane I might add - But the views were amazing


The airport


More of the Airport


Donkeys at Tarabuco


Monkey at Tarabuco market


Tarabuco Market


The clothes and weaving here are considered some of the finest in South America


There was a 'Cat Festival' on the day we were there


The costumes were very colourful


Some people didn't look so happy about it though


Tarabuco food market


More costumes


Colourful cloth


The crowd watching the parade


More colour


The weaving here is incredibly colourful


Man playing a flute in the festival


They like their hats over here in Bolivia


Watching from their balcony


The clock tower - The stones laid out on the mountainside read 'Bienvenidos a Tarabuco' - Welcome to Tarabuco


One of the old heroes of Tarabuco although a bit gruesome - his tribe was known as the heart eaters


Bhanu, Ben and Sharon


David shows off his new Poncho


David and Ben


Kim drinking Coca tea with pinky out and finger puppet in place


The view from the top of the hill


Donkeys resting


Old man climbing the hill to the village


Donkey grazing


The railroad runs through the hills but seems to be out of use


Beautiful scenery


More of Bolivia


House on a Bolivian Hillside


The sky seems to go on forever up here


The little construction is a clay oven


Sheep rounding the corner of a farmhouse


Beautiful Bolivia


More locals


Shepherdess


Nicole has a quick nap - I'm sure she'll be delighted that we've posted this shot on the web :-)


Typical Bolivian countryside construction


Arriving at the Hotel Independencia in Sucre