Travel Blogs from Potosi, Bolivia

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Reed Islands, Inca trails and silver mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Reed Islands, Inca trails and silver mines

A travel blog entry by ricnkate

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... tour were staying on or around the island so after transferring our stuff to a non-marked bus (the tour company have issues with Bolivia not liking a foreign company operating on their soil) we finished the tour with a 4 hour hop back to La Paz. We ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by niallquaid

from uyuni we travelled to potosi with christoph (the photo master, jackass director to be). potosi is the highest city in the world at 4070m and very verym poor. it survies only tgrough its mining and then the tourism this provides. christophe and i ...

Aftermath, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Aftermath

A travel blog entry by missemilygray

The last few days have almost entirely been spent at the hospital, getting my injuries seen to and being kept very busy in my new role as ambassador for all injured tourists. My charges are Mark and Eveline from Belgium, who are mobile but speak no ...

Death Road and Salsa-dancing!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Death Road and Salsa-dancing!

A travel blog entry by mistytravels

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... Blue Morpho butterfly as I neared the end in the tropics. It was EPIC! The following day we were to fly to Sucre, the capital of Bolivia. It turned out there was a strike going on and we couldn't get to the airport all the way with our bus. So we ended ...

Update in Bolivia, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Update in Bolivia

A travel blog entry by pchun88

Hello All,   I´m in Potosi, Bolivia.  4,000 meters above sea level.  I had a travelogue written about my bus ride to Potosi.  However, there was no internet connection when I went to send it.  So it got deleted.  And since ...

Les mines de Potosi ou Devil's Miner movie, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Les mines de Potosi ou Devil's Miner movie

A travel blog entry by benguigue

Potosi, jolie mais tres petite, peu d'options de bonne bouffe mais chargee d'histoire. Ville la plus haute du monde (4060m!), mais apres pres de 3 mois de pays andins passes entre 2000m et 4000m d'altitude, pas de probleme d'acclimatation. Les locaux ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by jennifer.boyes

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... ; As a welcome break from the mines, some of us visited the National Mint. All Bolivian coins were made in Potosi, and "Bolivia's best museum" was actually really good - mainly colonial art, rocks and minerals, silverware, and original minting machinery ...

Deep down in the mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Deep down in the mines

A travel blog entry by david-collie

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... bought some coca leaves (from which cocaine is made) to chew, as it helps with the altitude. Chewing coca is only legal in Bolivia and Peru, and literally all the locals chew it.  It tastes disgusting but is quite nice when drunk as a tea!  ...

Potosi to Sucre by train!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi to Sucre by train!

A travel blog entry by fatsomoo

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There are many ways to get from Potosi to Sucre – Taxi, bus and even a train. The taxi takes two and a half hours, the bus three and a half hours and the train? Well the train takes six to seven hours! For reference the price of the taxi is £15 for ...

Tallest city in the world, Potosí, Bolivia travel blog

Tallest city in the world

A travel blog entry by jttours

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... in the town.  Walking just a couple of blocks up hill really leaves you huffing and puffing for breath.  The main attraction in Potosi is the silver mine.  It is set higher up than potosi in the hills and is the source of a lot of wealth ...

Dynamite and the devil, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Dynamite and the devil

A travel blog entry by diandkevworld

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We decided to give Kev a taste of home and headed to one of Bolivia's main mining towns, Potosi. When in Potosi do as all tourists do and go on a tour of a mine.... In retrospect maybe not our wisest move but it was certainly something different! Arriving ...

The highest city in the world at 4160m, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The highest city in the world at 4160m

A travel blog entry by sharor

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... ;cities in the world because silver was found in the mines.  The buildings were plastered and painted which was a rare site in Bolivia thus far.  The city is built in the valley but also spreads into the mountains - its beautiful.  When we ...

Over-Night Stop, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Over-Night Stop

A travel blog entry by ianandfinola

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One night here in Potosí too - only to break up the bus journey between Sucre and Uyuni. We didn't do anything here here, whatsoever, apart from eat more Chiken, this time accompanied by chips, rice and pasta. Then we left. ...

off again yet another bus potosi to la paz, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

off again yet another bus potosi to la paz

A travel blog entry by eskimostephie

... again until ten. basically just chilled, picked my tickets up from the bus station, had some lunch and caught up on emails. i like potosi and think there is a lot of character here. im glad i decided not to do the mines. im interested in the social side ...

A day of firsts!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

A day of firsts!

A travel blog entry by nick.furmston

... Or should that be high? We´re in Potosi at the moment waiting for a bus to take us to Sucre (the other captial of Bolivia - La Paz gets the government, Sucre gets the judiciary) and a good opportunity for a quick catch-up. Potosi is quite a nice ...

Visiting the Devil's Miners (by KCT), Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Visiting the Devil's Miners (by KCT)

A travel blog entry by kctmapg

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Potosí is claimed to be the highest city in the world at a nominal 4.090 m. It lies beneath the Cerro de Potosí which is referred to the Cerro Rico, meaning "rich mountain" as it is rich in minerals. Mine workings had been already done ...

Down to the mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Down to the mines

A travel blog entry by nancydeb

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... up the hillside towards Cerro Rico (or rich mountain) which contains the largest silver and zinc mines in Bolivia and possibly the world. It was the silver from Potosi that financed the Spanish empire and, hard to believe, in 1600 it was a bigger city ...

Silver mines and dynamite, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Silver mines and dynamite

A travel blog entry by jimanddan

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Dan - Stilll a bit behind, this happened on the 12th of Jan! Next stop in Bolivia was Potosí. Officially the highest city in the world at four thousand and >mumble mumble> feet high! The main reason for going though was because we´d read about ...

Overland and underground, Sucre and Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Overland and underground

A travel blog entry by timeofourlives

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... ! We booked ourselves onto a tour the next and just enjoyed the Sunday chilling out although we found it difficult to breathe as Potosi is the highest city in the world (4070 metres above sea level!!). We set off early the next morning and visited the ...

Devils, Dancing, and Debauchery, Potosí, Bolivia travel blog

Devils, Dancing, and Debauchery

A travel blog entry by askalicia.com

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... the famed Potosì. However, the night before my departure from Sucre, I was made aware of the apparently little known fact that one of Bolivia`s greatest festivals would be taking place in Potosì in just two days and it was not to be missed.  I had ...

Surviving the Potosi mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Surviving the Potosi mines

A travel blog entry by sranmal

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... most profitable metal extracted today. The following day, I would be going on a tour of the working mine, another of Bolivia's weird and wonderful tourist attractions. Working conditions haven't changed much in the mine since it opened in 1546 and there ...

Sucre and Potosi, Sucre and Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Sucre and Potosi

A travel blog entry by billyandtrav

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Sucre was a pleasure to arrive in. A contrast to the other cities in Bolivia with brilliant white buildings and very clean. The main tourist attraction in Sucre is the dinosaur footprints. To get there you have to take the very tacky Dino Bus so we ...

Down The Mine!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Down The Mine!

A travel blog entry by calmyourjets

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... me til Monday as all of the shops were closed on Easter Sunday. The closure wasn't for any religious reasons though: it was election day! In Bolivia it is mandatory to vote and if you don't you can be fined, don't get state benefits, get paid less by your ...

Memphis Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Memphis Potosi

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

... 16th May It was a seven hour journey to Potosi but probably one of the worst in South America yet. The roads in Bolivia are notoriously bad......just really dusty, bumpy, pothole filled roads. It just makes for an uncomfortable ride but the views out of ...

Down Into the Silver Mine, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Down Into the Silver Mine

A travel blog entry by mistahall

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Highest city in the world? Depends on how you define city I suppose, but Potosi is certainly high at almost 16,000'. It sits at the base of the world's largest silver mine, which I visited one afternoon. Everyone in my group was given a hard hat with ...

Repos à Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Repos à Potosi

A travel blog entry by bourlingueur

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Nous consacrons cette journée au repos. Petit-déjeuner avec Gaëlle et Stéphane avant de leur dire au revoir. Nous les reverrons surement à Sucre. Le reste de la journée, nous nous baladons en ville et profitons de la bonne connexion internet ...

¨The Mouth of Hell¨, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

¨The Mouth of Hell¨

A travel blog entry by james511

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... some as young as 10, are currently working in the mines. But having seen that, I seem to have exhausted Potosi and i'm now heading further south to a town called Tupiza surrounded by desert canyons and gorges which sounds like good ...

Ground hog day in Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Ground hog day in Potosi

A travel blog entry by jamiecaroline

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... Mint museum to see the grand building and machines that used to make the coins for the rest of the world, ironically now all Bolivia's currency is made in Canada, France and Spain.  Discovering the Potosi cinema was a treat, so we gathered ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by benandsabine

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Potosi and the Silver ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by fsorbie

Arrived! Had terrible stomach ache from the lime-o-nade. Acidy burps, full bus.. Me tired! Took a taxi to town with a bunch of australians, french, .. Looks like a nice place here, set on a hill, looks like its big too! The taxi took quite a while to get ...

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