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.

30 September 2011


In September we were delighted to have my brother Phillip and his wife Sue to stay. They had won a 5 week tour of South America in a raffle and decided to spend some time with us in Bolivia before embarking on their busy schedule in Peru and Argentina.

They were so happy to be visiting Sky Hacienda in person after following our blog for the past 2 years.

Sue takes charge of the coca leaves our workers chew during their breaks.
I took them to Potosi, the highest city in the world at 4,300 metres.
Sue and June in front of the Casa de la Moneda (Money Museum)
We also visited the Sunday market in Tarabuco.

Admiring the view from the pool terrace
Sue and Phil in Sucre
Phil and Sue were anxious to help out during their stay and, having planted thousands of trees on their property in South Australia, we were glad to have their expertise.

By the time they left they had planted nearly half of the 100 pine trees we had bought earlier and gave us the incentive to finish planting the remainder.
One of the four bottle brush trees they gave us as a farewell gift - native plants of Australia.
...and the tomato seedlings they transplanted are now flourishing in the vegetable patch.

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