Travel Blogs from Potosi, Bolivia

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Silberstadt Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Silberstadt Potosi

A travel blog entry by susanneontour

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Wir haben nur 24 h in Potosi bevor wir weiter nach Uyuni fahren. Die Stadt war eine der größten und wichtigsten im 17-18.Jahrhundert wegen ihrer Silbervorkommen. Heutzutage wird auch noch Silber abgebaut unter widrigsten Bedingungen. Olga und ich haben ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by marcopolo11

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...  amatriciana with a few flecks of bacon. Edible but more like a soup than a pasta.   Our first stop was Potosi's set piece attraction -the enormous- Casa de Moneda (mint) The largest mint built by the Spanish in the Americas, not surprising ...

The mountain that eats men......., Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The mountain that eats men.......

A travel blog entry by juddy79

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... children that do it for 12 hours a day every day for 30 years!  Give me a classroom and bratty kids any day!!! Bolivia does not have a smelting plant - not enough money to back the project or enough water to ensure the process would work ...

Hoogste stad ter wereld, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Hoogste stad ter wereld

A travel blog entry by pieterd

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... de stad merk je ook dat de ademhaling wat zwaar is. Maar ach, blijven ademen en je komt overal. Het hoogtepunt van een verblijf in Potosi is voor de meeste reizigers een bezoek aan de mijnen net buiten de stad. Voor de volgende dag heb ik dan ook via het ...

Peaks to Desert Day 15 - Potosi Silver Mine, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Peaks to Desert Day 15 - Potosi Silver Mine

A travel blog entry by a.baker.abroad

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After getting a good nights sleep and recovering from La Paz we decided to do a tour of the underground silver mine in Potosi. The most successful silver mine in the world but also one of the most old school. With techniques dating back to the 1700's, the ...

In the mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

In the mines

A travel blog entry by katsitchyfeet

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Potosí is the highest town of its size in the world with over 4000 m altitude. It is set on the foot of the Cerro Rico. Thanks to this mountain the town was wealthier than Paris or London during colonial times. Back then they found tons of silver in the ...

Potosi Mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi Mines

A travel blog entry by milray

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... telling us all. Only recently did the US discover a collection of silver treasure off the coast of Florida. Originating back to Potosi, the value was 400 million. The Mint Museum received two coins as a donation. Our guide was a little bitter. Standing ...

Bolivia - the real South America, Potosí, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia - the real South America

A travel blog entry by whereissef

Bolivia's boarder crossing is one of the slowest at almost 3 hours, we're back to one finger typing. Within less than an hour of driving another truck's got stuck on the hill of a road and the locals are building additional road around it so they can ...

Silver mines und eine suesse Stadt, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Silver mines und eine suesse Stadt

A travel blog entry by fabia

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... ich wieder ;-) Nach einer 4 stuendigen Busfahrt von dem kalten und kahlen Uyuni sind wir in dem suessen sonnigen Oertchen Potosi angekommen - mit knapp ueber 4000 m eine der hoechstgelgegenen Staedte der Welt. Die Busfahrt war fuer einige nicht ganz so ...

Passing thru Potsi on way to Sucure, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Passing thru Potsi on way to Sucure

A travel blog entry by vicandmon

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Up early in Uyuni to catch the bus to Sucure via Potosi.  Rebecca, Monty and I boared the bus.  Monty at this stage decided that he was sick of being cramped on the bus and thought it would be a good idea to put his bag (full of dirty washing) ...

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