Travel Blogs from Potosi, Bolivia

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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

13

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

Silver ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lots of Llama Blood at the Miners' Llama Sacrifice, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Lots of Llama Blood at the Miners' Llama Sacrifice

A travel blog entry by scottjmonty

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... I went to a ritualistic llama sacrifice that one of the mine collectives was holding outiside their mine on Cerro Rico in Potosi. A yearly festival. Lots of partying. Lots of getting splattered in blood. Will tell more sometime soon. but here are at ...

Day 11, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Day 11

A travel blog entry by shakeitandrea

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... great!! We had excellent food, some beers and there was a live traditional Bolivian band!! Lots of fun!! Everything is so cheap in Bolivia! I had 2 big beers, a main meal with a side order of fries and desert and it cost me about $7 canadian. It´s too ...

consumismo, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

consumismo

A travel blog entry by s.figueroa

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Maravillarnos, sacar fotos, internet, comer y comprar, tomar vinito boliviano, muy bueno!!!!  comimos humitas dulces, ricas!!! En la noche jugamos cartas con una pareja argentina que son vecinos de habitación y debido al frío inmenso no nos queda ...

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