Travel Blogs from Potosi, Bolivia

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De duivelse mijn van Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

De duivelse mijn van Potosi

A travel blog entry by the_ult

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Hoewel het mijnstadje Potosi zeker op ons wensenlijstje van bestemmingen in Bolivia stond, zijn we er op een bijzondere manier via vele omzwervingen en op een heel ander moment dan gepland aangekomen. Oorspronkelijk wilden we na Copacabana doorreizen naar ...

The mountain that eats men, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The mountain that eats men

A travel blog entry by razza

... I read what the Lonely Planet had to say about Potosi I struggled to understand why it was such a 'must see' destination.   Potosi was once the richest city in the world due to a mountain rich in silver and minerals. The Spanish enslaved the ...

Trying to breathe in the highest city on earth, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Trying to breathe in the highest city on earth

A travel blog entry by trixl

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... dubious about going in: growing up in New Zealand, we had both been enough abandoned gold mines to know a primitive silver mine in Bolivia wasn't going to be pleasant. One other odd fact about Potosi (and Sucre it turned out) was that there were literally ...

Felt Hats and Gold Teeth in Bolivia, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Felt Hats and Gold Teeth in Bolivia

A travel blog entry by ginenneandrob

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Excited to cross into Bolivia, because of all the good things we have heard from other travellers, we bumped along an unpaved road for ten hours to Uyuni. Now with our well established travel mate Chris from Germany we continued our adventures.  ...

Mints and Mines...... and journey to Sucre, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Mints and Mines...... and journey to Sucre

A travel blog entry by dimparcio

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The 2 main tourist attractions in Potosi are the Royal Mint and the mines in the Cerro Rico mountain which looms above Potosi. And we plan to do both before having a quick lunch and then making the journey to Sucre later in the afternoon. The royal mint ...

Mines de Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Mines de Potosi

A travel blog entry by chevere

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Voyage dans les entrailles de la terre, à 60m de profondeur, ou des mineurs travaillent encore dans des conditions épouvantables. Respect infini pour ces gens qui se sacrifient (espérance de vie de 40 ans env) pour faire vivre leur ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by fredtheleg

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Money Museo!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Money Museo!

A travel blog entry by lizzie_85

... to show the minting process. Many of the coins were shipped all over the world and in the currency of Real, until Bolivia gained independence and they became bolivianos, which is what they are called today. Although they're no longer silver, but nickel ...

The mine experience!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The mine experience!

A travel blog entry by lizzie_85

This morning we got up and headed to the mine. A quick turnover... Breakfast and out the door in 30 minutes!! We arrived at the mine and got into our mining gear, consisting of very flattering trousers and a top, boots, helmet, plastic bag for our feet ...

Money Museo!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Money Museo!

A travel blog entry by lizzie_85

... to show the minting process. Many of the coins were shipped all over the world and in the currency of Real, until Bolivia gained independence and they became bolivianos, which is what they are called today. Although they're no longer silver, but nickel ...

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