Travel Blogs from Potosi, Bolivia

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Highest heights to lowest depths of hell.., Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Highest heights to lowest depths of hell..

A travel blog entry by marykateri

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... , the cancers and cave ins and the money and why its all worth it in the end. How all the villages in the whole of bolivia, and parts of peru and even argentina, used to have to send  percent of their male children their to work. how  percent of ...

My First Bolivian Bus Ride, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

My First Bolivian Bus Ride

A travel blog entry by kirsty.md

... after leaving Sucre, and I collected my backpack (my fears had been unfounded) and headed to find a taxi to my hostel. The first thing I noticed- the altitude. Potosi is above 4000 metres and a heavy backpack on your back takes your breath away up ...

Potosí: I come from a mine down under, Potosí, Bolivia travel blog

Potosí: I come from a mine down under

A travel blog entry by whichwaynow2011

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... but can’t be helped right now! --Sucre-- With only a week to carnival where we were going to Oruro (Bolivia) we decided to head to Sucre and then Potosi, two more Bolivian cities. We caught a flight (4 flights in 3 weeks oops) on Monday morning to ...

Buena Onda......, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Buena Onda......

A travel blog entry by carolgaudio

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... ', mas meio enjoativo. No outro dia estava caminando pra variar e encontrei outro dos que eu tinha conhecido, mas este é de Potosi e resolveu me mostrar outra parte da cidade. Fomos num mirante bem legal da cidade e também caminhamos horrores. Depois ...

Drinking with Miners, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Drinking with Miners

A travel blog entry by seanrobfred

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... said to take 6 hours so therefore according to Bolivian economics the correct cost is £6. Apparently you're supposed to haggle in Bolivia but so far even the initial 'outlandish' price offered by vendors has been stupidly cheap. It would be bad sport to ...

Deep in the mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Deep in the mines

A travel blog entry by kateharland

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... it was not a pleasant experience. We are glad that we did it, but won't be doing it again in a hurry! Other than the mine, there was little else to keep us in Potosi, so we breathed in some fresh air and boarded a bus to the wild west of Bolivia- ...

Hi ho, Hi ho, Its down the mine we go!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Hi ho, Hi ho, Its down the mine we go!

A travel blog entry by corinneandluke

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So, we went to the bus station in La Paz and bought tickets to Potosi - the world´s highest city at 4100 meters, for 40 bolivianos each, which we thought was a bargain because everywhere else was askin for 80 bolivianos. However, we are not stupid and we ...

Finally in Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Finally in Potosi

A travel blog entry by southernxposure

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... and other Spanish buildings had carved stonework so detailed I could only stare at it. And if I ever do go back to Bolivia, I'll go back to Potosi. It was Thanksgiving when I got there, and I was feeling kind of sad about being away from my family, one ...

Rosey from Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Rosey from Potosi

A travel blog entry by rosey

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Here I am in the highest city in the world - 4,828 m above sea level. Potosi was once one of the most important cities in all of South America as it's home to one of the riches silver mines anywhere in the world. Now it feels very much like ...

Working Hard To Make A Living, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Working Hard To Make A Living

A travel blog entry by kit10

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Probably one of my best experiences here in Bolivia was visiting the silver mines in Potosi. Potosi, back in its hey-day, was the largest and wealthiest city in Latin America by the end of the 18th century. Potosi was the primary source of silver to the ...

Silbrminen in Potosí, Potosí, Bolivia travel blog

Silbrminen in Potosí

A travel blog entry by roli-on-tour

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... Interesse. Momentan sind d Priise fuer Metall sehr hoech und somit au d Loehn hoecher: ca. CHF 300.--/Monet. De Minimallohn in Bolivia fuer en Agstellte (inere Fabrik z.B.) isch 400 Pesos, ca. CHF 70.-. Ja, han mich noed vertippt, und unzaehligi verdiened ...

Going high places, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Going high places

A travel blog entry by hugomh

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... your breath. There was a few nice cafes around though and I booked my tour for the real attraction of the city, the mine tour. Potosi used to be an incredibly wealthy mining town, the best silver mine in the world I think, until it ran out of silver. ...

Mines a beer, Sucre and Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Mines a beer

A travel blog entry by mhistie

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... saga) we met the miners for few pre party drinks, "Que es su nombre?" Martin questioned, we duly responded. "Tu gusta Bolivia?" "Si,Si" we enthusiastically replied. They beamed with pride. Moments later after a couple more sips of Cerveza, "Tu gusta ...

If we ever thought we had it tough - Potosi!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

If we ever thought we had it tough - Potosi!

A travel blog entry by nicpam

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... like all hell back to the bus - just in time to avoid the explosion and cascading rubble and dust!!!  Only in Bolivia!!! Anyway, on a lighter note we´re moving onto Sucre which is the official capital of Bolivia...even though La Paz would like ...

Hell - or the mines of Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Hell - or the mines of Potosi

A travel blog entry by jogo

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... -miners together with 5 other courageous people. We had been provided with "protection" clothes and then we could buy dynamite (I think Bolivia is the only country in which that is possible) and drinks in order to hand them over to the miners. Afterwards ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by steveandjenna

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... been mined. These companies have only recently had to dig huge waste pits nearby after Argentina realised the river flowing from Bolivia was becoming ridiculously polluted. These huge pits of waste have polluted the areas nearby, ...

Boredom in Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Boredom in Potosi

A travel blog entry by rob_jess

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... or 3pm and costs 20Bs.  The taxi to to bus terminal was the standard 5Bs.    Thus was I was not totally convinced on Bolivia, I mean based on my trip in this country so far, Salar de Uyuni aside, I was of the moind that most of it could be ...

6088 metrow, no air and very, very cold, Huayna Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

6088 metrow, no air and very, very cold

A travel blog entry by camer

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Tym razem zaszalalem i wykupilem 'tour' w agencji. Kosztowalo mnie to chyba 700 bolivianos czy cos niecale 100 euro. W tym mielismy podwozke, przewodnika, ciuchy i nocleg w schronisku (ktory chyba jest za darmo zreszta). Gora polozona jest rzut beretem ...

Top of the Heap, Huayna Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Top of the Heap

A travel blog entry by kevinwalls

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05-10-23 Feeling a little worse for wear I headed off on my 3 day climb of Huanya Potosi. Maybe it was the spiked drinks from the night before. Victems often claim that Rawhypnol cuts the arse off you. But I´d paid my money so I was going to give the ...

Bolivia 3 of 3 - Potosí, Potosí, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia 3 of 3 - Potosí

A travel blog entry by eadamson

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... money. Also, the processing facility dumps its polluted water into the town stream, which eventually meets up with Bolivia's main river. Bull and I agreed that the human systems built and perpetuated are unbelievably massive and have an unbelievable ...

Question d'argent, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Question d'argent

A travel blog entry by alexem

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... entre la Bolivie et l'Espagne, et tout de même continuer d'extraire le précieux métal.  Aux dires des Boliviens, Potosi était un centre économique de luxe, dont les proportions démographiques ont même déjà dépassé Londres et Paris.  ...

Cerro Rico con Jesus y Julio y Greengo Tours, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Cerro Rico con Jesus y Julio y Greengo Tours

A travel blog entry by nickiandal

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I survived! It was brilliant, was on a complete natural high for hours after finishing the tour, un experience fantastico! - I am really glad Al persuaded me to go, and I have already had the "I told you so" WE were collected just after 9 by a Greengo ...

Sophisticated Sucre and Poor Potosi, Sucre and Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Sophisticated Sucre and Poor Potosi

A travel blog entry by laurenmckowen

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... until we went off to the bus station to head to Tupiza, the buses were full tilll the 7th of October, so we decided to go to Potosi ( where the famous mines are and then get bus from there) So we got to Potosi at 8pm ( there is nothing to do other ...

The (not so) highest city in the world, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The (not so) highest city in the world

A travel blog entry by garrykctravels

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... cities in the world' with populations over 100,000 thinking it would top that list, but no, it was No.2! No.1 was also in Bolivia and was a place I'd never heard of called El Alto. I was very annoyed that we weren't in the highest city. After getting over ...

And You Thought Your Job Was Shit, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

And You Thought Your Job Was Shit

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... % alcohol. Do not adjust your sets. I said dynamite and 96% alcohol. Oh fucking yes! Backpackers + dynamite x 96% alcohol...? Only in Bolivia. I fucking love this country.   My life is governed by a certain set of rules which, I believe, make me a ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by m_d

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... of dynamite and made a massive explosion sending a cloud of dust into the air and a shock wave over to us, only in Bolivia could this happen. After the explosions we returned to the hostel and got showers before our taxies arrived at 7pm to take us ...

The Devil´s Miner - Part 1, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The Devil´s Miner - Part 1

A travel blog entry by pchun88

... saw a documentary called "The Devil´s Miner".  It told the story of Brasilio Vargas, a 14 year boy who worked in the mines of Potosi.  After his father passed away, he was forced to be the man of the house caring for his mother and 12 year old ...

Put-put-put-Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Put-put-put-Potosi

A travel blog entry by courtrand

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... us were white (Wonder-like) bread slices with a piece of cheese and an artichoke heart.  That pretty much sums up our time in Potosi.  Up next a great ride through the rough hinterlands of Bolivia...stay tuned...       ...

Carnaval de los Mineros, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Carnaval de los Mineros

A travel blog entry by loganandkatie

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... me that she liked my hair, so we got to talking about that.  Apparently, women there in Sucre, and probably other places in Bolivia, sell their hair for 50 Bolivianos, the equivalent of less than $10.  I thought that if I were to sell my hair, ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by jorgen_anne

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... then in a glass coffin followed by another few gods probably of andean culture. We fair gringos were more like the main attraction.. Potosi was freezing cold all the time and the air was extremely dry. As it is on a hill, everyone switches their ...

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