Travel Blogs from Potosi, Bolivia

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World's Most Dangerous Road and Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

World's Most Dangerous Road and Potosi

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... threw the potatoes at us with such force she was obviously intending to hurt us, so it really wound us up. Traveling Around Bolivia Taking coaches in the day in Bolivia are bad enough, so there's absolutely no way you'd want to spend the night on ...

The Highest City in the World, Potosí, Bolivia travel blog

The Highest City in the World

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I'm in Potosi, Bolivia ... The Highest City in the World at 13,430 feet (4070 m). The history of Potosi is quite amazing despite the difficult living conditions like the cold and lack of oxygen associated with this altitude. Potosi was once THE largest ...

The Potosi mines and in the footsteps of dinosaurs, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The Potosi mines and in the footsteps of dinosaurs

A travel blog entry by brendanlarkin

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... the states but it was an unimpressive ruin. Sucre is an unprepossessing place too, despite being the official capital of Bolivia, except for the dinosaur footprints that have been found in a cement quarry nearby. The footsteps were laid down in the ...

The mine that created the wealth of Europe, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The mine that created the wealth of Europe

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... profited from this richness and although the mine is still opened today and operated by a cooperative of miners, they have bled dry Bolivia who is now one of the poorest countries in the world.  The Bolivians gave the soul of their earth along with ...

Potosi, Bolivia 25th Jan - 25th Jan, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi, Bolivia 25th Jan - 25th Jan

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... a mine for the morning and then booked the bus to the next city for when we had finished the tour.  Highlights Cerro Rico Potosi is the highest city at the world at 4,900m and boomed because it once had the largest silver deposit in the world! It ...

Dynamite, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Dynamite

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb, explosives, shaky video and blurred phots to follow of pidgeandpies real life mine ...

Highest City in the World, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Highest City in the World

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb & Video to follow, when we return to Blighty and proper ...

Fade into Bolivian, Potosi and Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Fade into Bolivian

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... entered the mine my thoughts turned to the West Virginia coal miners who were presumably working under strict OSHA guidelines. Does Bolivia have OSHA? I didn't think so. The mine itself is an endless series of tunnels and galleries that reminds me ...

Chutillos Festival, Potosì, Bolivia travel blog

Chutillos Festival

A travel blog entry by camille

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Although every day in Bolivia has a fiesta, Ch`utillos in Potosì is one of the biggest and most colourful, and I was lucky enough to get to take part in the fiesta. Warming Up For Ch`utillos The Tuesday before Ch`utillos weekend is the Fiesta of San ...

Living in Potosì, Potosì, Bolivia travel blog

Living in Potosì

A travel blog entry by camille

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... was dead, so we went to Chivaz, Pedro`s favourite bar, which is pretty good, and plays music that I know. Things I`ve Learned * En Bolivia, ellos toman hasta morir (they drink until they die) * Not to go into the office on weekends if I don`t want to ...

The Oddest Place for a Job Interview, Potosì, Bolivia travel blog

The Oddest Place for a Job Interview

A travel blog entry by camille

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... being bagged, they go to Chile to leave on a ship for some foreign country to make things from and then sell back to Bolivia. We also saw a black river and lake behind some houses near the refinery. All the waste just goes straight into the water system ...

Mining for Silver, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Mining for Silver

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... . It is said that when the Spanish came in the 1500s, until the revolution over 200 yrs later, they extracted enough silver from Potosi to build a bridge all the way back to Spain. Of course they used locals as the workforce and threatened them with the ...

Sucre - Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Sucre - Potosi

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... hour round trip, you expect something special. I did and was consequently disappointed to find the same stuff you get throughout Bolivia, only more expensive. Despite this and the other set backs, I left Sucre with a positive opinion of the place. Our ...

Trekking and Tourist Attractions, Potosì, Bolivia travel blog

Trekking and Tourist Attractions

A travel blog entry by camille

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I thought I was going to have a nice relaxing weekend after my first week (or 4 days) of work in over 7 months, but no, I was to head off on a 2 day trek, climbing up to 5,000m. Kari Kari Two Irish sisters, Ails and Kim, booked a two day trek to Kari ...

Tarapaya and Mondragon, Potosì, Bolivia travel blog

Tarapaya and Mondragon

A travel blog entry by camille

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... sat and looked out at the view. It was amazing and I was sitting in such tranquility, away from all the tourist attractions of Bolivia. It was a little piece of paradise that I just wanted to stay in, but we had to head back to Miraflores before the ...

Cerro Rico Mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Cerro Rico Mines

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... game on so our plans sorted themselves out. The stadium wasn't packed but there was still a band and a great atmosphere. The game was Potosi vs Sucre so we supported the home team in order not to get attacked. Luckily we won 1-0 so there were no riots. ...

Chau Potosì, Potosì, Bolivia travel blog

Chau Potosì

A travel blog entry by camille

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I was supposed to be leaving for a 2 - 3 week vacation to Argentina and Paraguay. But things always change, and it`s interesting to see how quickly things can change. I always have too many plans in my head at one time so I supposed I`m never really ...

Hi Ho Hi Ho, Its off to work we go, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Hi Ho Hi Ho, Its off to work we go

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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... fare (Eur16) settled, we took a taxi into Potosi to spend a couple of days in what is allegedly the worlds highest city. Potosi was also at one stage amongst the worlds richest cities thanks to it's rich deposits of silver, and the Spanish mines built ...

Out of sorts!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Out of sorts!

A travel blog entry by livtajim

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... , although they do not mine for silver, there are still deaths whilst mining for other minerals. The wealth accrued from Potosi underwrote the spanish economy for at least 2 centuries and was said to have helped finance the industrial revolution. ...

Voyage vers Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Voyage vers Potosi

A travel blog entry by bourlingueur

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... en panne. Route longue (7h) et désagréable mais bien moins dangereuse que celle de Tarija. On arrive sans encombre à Potosi vers 17h. Nous posons nos affaires au Residencial Felcar (2.5€ la nuit !) et partons visiter. Cette ville est très ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by nacho.borda

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... érica se hundió en la mayor miseria. Como en las grandes ciudades mineras de América, en las que hicieron rica a Europa. Bolivia es el país más pobre de la América del Sur, uno de los más pobres de todo el mundo. ...

Special guests at Pacha Mama´s big do!!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Special guests at Pacha Mama´s big do!!

A travel blog entry by maireadandconor

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... USA´s dependence on the drug has created a massive campaign to destroy the coca plantations and to have its growth deemed illegal. Bolivia, however, has rejected such pressure as the place of the coca leaf in today´s society and in its history is still ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by mark_lisa_baxby

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... there.  After the country was colonised by the Spaniards most of the silver was transported to Spain!  Now Potosi is one of the poorer cities in Bolivia.  Although we didn´t visit the mines we did ride past them. Its a sad sight and ...

In der Mine in Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

In der Mine in Potosi

A travel blog entry by our-trip

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... ; des Cerro Rico ("reicher Berg"), ein Berg in dem seit dem 16. Jh Silber und andere Edelmetalle abgebaut werden. In Potosi angekommen checkten wir in ein nettes Hostal ein und genossen nach 3 Tagen in sehr spartanischen Verhältnissen unser eigenes ...

Viste des mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Viste des mines

A travel blog entry by nycos

... . Les rues en pentes de la ville drainent beaucoup d eau et en marchant vers l hotel, il faut traverser a guee les rues... Potosi est connu pour ces mines et son "Cerro Rico" (colline riche) qui est exploite depuis 4 siecles. Les espagnols, durant deus ...

Potosi mining tour, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi mining tour

A travel blog entry by ibryan123

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... Molly coddled lives. From potosi I visited sucre which was only three hours down the road.  Sucre is the shared capital of Bolivia.  It was originally the capital back in the day, but because of La Paz being the business centre they gave it to ...

Down the Mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Down the Mines

A travel blog entry by damiankeating

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At 4,200 metres Potosi is the highest city in the world and in the 17th century was bigger than Madrid and most other European cities. The reason for this was the silver mines of Cerro Rico (rich mountain) which at one time accounted for half the world's ...

Down them Mines and at Altitude!!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Down them Mines and at Altitude!!

A travel blog entry by stu1

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Now guys, firstly I must start this entry by saying that since we left for South America upon entering Bolivia was the first time we had been exposed to extreme poverty and to be honest a real taste to what travelling is all about. Over populated small ...

The silver mountain, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The silver mountain

A travel blog entry by bocalee

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... to too great an extent, and includes many policies that are seen as discouraging economic progress and foreign investment, both of which Bolivia needs badly (too much detail to go into here).  That said, this is the view from Sucre, a relatively ...

Potosi - riches plundered past & present, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi - riches plundered past & present

A travel blog entry by matnkat

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... suprise that the result was a bit of a blur... although he recovered a bit to capture the resulting dust cloud. Potosi and Bolivia in general is an incredibly cheap place to holiday in. Our evening meal that evening, complete with drinks and followed ...

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