A flight took me from La Paz to Sucre (I didn't fancy the 13 hours busride). Sucre is the official capital and symbolic heart of Bolivia. In this city Bolivia's independence was proclaimed.
Sucre is populated by many students and it is a known place for backpackers to learn Spanish.
I booked a week of private classes at the Sucre Spanish School. Having class for 4 hours in the morning left me plenty of time to stroll around the city in the afternoons. The central market was the perfect place to drink a fresh fruit juice.
In the evenings I gathered with the other travellers in the hostel. One night we went to the football stadium to see the current champion of Bolivia (Universitario Sucre) playing against San José. It was not the South American samba-football I was expecting to see. We blamed the high altitude for that.