June Donaldson and Edward Garry live at an altitude of 2,600 metres in Mosoj Llajta, Yotala, 20 minutes from the colonial city of Sucre in Bolivia, South America. Using earth and stones from the land, we have sculpted beautiful buildings which compliment the high desert landscape and incorporate creative and innovative elements of design.

We have designed a high quality hotel in Sucre for guests who want to get off the treadmill of travelling from city to city in South America. At Sky Hacienda you can dictate your own timing and choose how to enjoy your stay, whether it is doing very little or exploring the best that the Andes in Bolivia has to offer.

31 December 2010


Kitty was returning to London via Lima, Peru. Ed and I had decided to take a break and drive her as far as Puno, on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, where she could get a bus direct to Lima.

On New Year's Eve morning we left Sky Hacienda in the capable hands of our new resident caretaker, Rosando.

We had a photo op at Puente Mendez on the road to Potosi.

Kitty wanted to make a quick stop in Potosi, the highest city in the world. We wandered around in the sunshine, and popped our heads into the beautiful Casa de la Moneda, (Money Museum) before it closed for lunch.
Then it was time to move on to Oruro, where we planned to break our journey to Lake Titicaca.

We had transported another bottle of Italian fizz on ice to celebrate the New Year.
Ed has a habit of ejecting the cork with maximum velocity, which is why you see Kitty looking so apprehensive in our hotel room.
Although very weary from the long drive, we managed to stay awake long enough to enjoy the fireworks from our balcony at midnight.


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