After a great night's sleep on a platform that thankfully wasn't moving, we decided to venture out and see what sights Santa Cruz had to offer.
Something fascinating to note about Santa Cruz, is that the whole city is built in streets of concentric circles around the centre. Our first stop was the Plaza 24 de Septiembre, which happens to be the epicentre of the city. Here we found lots of families enjoying the weekend sunshine in the park.
We entered the Cathedral to witness the beauty of its interior.
Unfortunately, we didn't get the memo that the bell tower was a couples hot-spot. We had to witness numerous public displays of affection in 'not so dark' corners.
Finally, after wading through all the couples, we reached the top of the bell tower where we could see the inner workings of the clock and bell mechanisms.
From there we went in search of the street market that we had heard about the day before. What makes this market unique is that it is where 6 streets meet.
We had read in our Lonely Planet book that one of the 'must try' Bolivian foods is the Saltena which is a 'pastry shell stuffed with vegetable and meat goodness' - we were in!
As there was not much to see or do in Santa Cruz, we planned to leave that afternoon on a 14hr bus ride to Sucre. We spent the morning blogging, saving photos and catching up on some admin. We had met a lovely Taiwanese girl, Annabelle, in our dorm who was also on her way back to Sucre and we decided to travel together. Before we left we headed to the food market where we sampled her Sopa de Mani (peanut soup) and shared a massive strawberry milkshake together. It was then off to the bus terminal where Annabelle showed off her negotiation skills and got us cheap tickets to Sucre.