Travel Blogs from Potosi, Bolivia

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Die hoechste Stadt der Welt, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Die hoechste Stadt der Welt

A travel blog entry by seg_berlin

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... eingepackt. Auserdem bin ich hier auch nicht zum Sonnenbaden hergekommen, sondern ich will mir die Silberminen von Potosi anschauen. Und das ist, wie sich schnell herausstellt, ein ziemlich sportliches Unterfangen. Zunaechst wird man naemlich erst ...

Getting High!, Sucre / Potosi / Sucre!!, Bolivia travel blog

Getting High!

A travel blog entry by nikieandjames

... hours, expecting relative comfort as we booked the most expensive seats. Armed with more Subway for the journey, we quickly realised buses in Bolivia are are world apart from buses in Argentina! We took the last two seats one row from the back of the bus. ...

Puking in Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Puking in Potosi

A travel blog entry by samsonite32

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... his for a change!  Surprisingly both our meals and the water only cost us 30p (but I think they made a mistake as even Bolivia isn’t that cheap!).  However it was a good thing that it was cheap as Steve spent the entire night sitting on ...

A Mining Adventure, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

A Mining Adventure

A travel blog entry by kirsty.md

... and I decided to spend the afternoon relaxing at the hostel and trying to acclimatise. On Easter Monday (which isn't a public holiday in Bolivia) I got up early for breakfast and then left with a number of people from the hostel for a tour of the Cero ...

Down the mine, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Down the mine

A travel blog entry by smee_elaine

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... only) reason that it is a tourist town is because of the silver mines which have been central to the rise and fall of Bolivia.  I went on a mine tour stopping first at the refinery, where they clearly have no concept of health and safety as a guy ...

City and mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

City and mines

A travel blog entry by hi_from_sa

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... it!!! I wouldn´t do it another time in my life. and the miners who work in these conditions every day under a temperature of 40 degrees. Apart from that we felt quite ill in Potosi and enjoy a day and a half resting in our hostel room. great fun! ...

going underground!!!!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

going underground!!!!

A travel blog entry by tobi

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... , an old bus and  an unpaved and very narrow road made me really scared, happily i´m still alive!!!! we got to Potosi around 4pm, checked-in at a very nice hostel called Koala Den, finally i took a really hot shower!!! then off for dinner ...

Crash, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Crash

A travel blog entry by missemilygray

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... aisle and the driver had his wife and kids riding up front with him. We were comfortable in our shared goal of reaching Potosi and the atmosphere was calm and sleepy. The 6-hour journey rolls by and just as I'm looking at my watch and thinking ...

Voyage en enfer dans la mine de Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Voyage en enfer dans la mine de Potosi

A travel blog entry by bourlingueur

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... plus au temps des espagnol durant lequel les mineurs esclaves travaillaient par roulement de 12h pendant 4 mois sans sortir. A la sortie on leur bandait les yeux pour éviter les brulures. A cette époque, les rues de Potosi étaient pavées en argent. ...

Couvent Santa Teresa et coupe de cheveux, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Couvent Santa Teresa et coupe de cheveux

A travel blog entry by bourlingueur

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Le matin nous partons visiter le Couvent Santa Teresa, un couvent Carmélite en partie transformé en musée. Fondé en 1685, il abrite toujours une dizaine de sœurs. On y apprend comment des filles de 15 ans issues des familles aisées jetaient un ...

Au pied du Cerro Ricco, l'ancienne ville riche!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Au pied du Cerro Ricco, l'ancienne ville riche!

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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... des reparateurs de voitures, des cireurs de chaussures, ....pour la plupart en tenue traditionnelle, assis par terre... quel dépaysement! Potosi est certes une belle ville mais difficile à vivre...En effet, elle est plantée à plus de 4000m d'altitude. ...

there ain't no silver in them there mines!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

there ain't no silver in them there mines!

A travel blog entry by gretsworld

Potosi mines tour! Potosi is the highest city in the world and once the wealthiest - that was when the silver mines were the big thing - they seem to be a bit of a tourist trap at the moment. With Alma sick in bed I was free to head off with a shovel ...

A Brave Adventure into the Mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

A Brave Adventure into the Mines

A travel blog entry by eknoll

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Potosi...will not be well remembered, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi...will not be well remembered

A travel blog entry by sophieolive

... to the bus station headed for Potosi. Just a 3 hour trip this time, much more manageable. I immediately felt the arrival in Potosi, breathing very difficult and a headache. The altitude in Potosi is 4100m, the highest City in the world. We checked into ...

The Real Men Of Potosi!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The Real Men Of Potosi!

A travel blog entry by julesandjosh

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... world with an elevation of 4,090m so it’s a great place to visit to get over altitude sickness prior to hiking in Bolivia or Peru. Plus the mines are filled with silver and copper so it’s a great place to buy cheap jewellery. ...

raining and cold!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

raining and cold!

A travel blog entry by doireann_brian

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... horrific.  I was never so glad to see daylight when we eventually got out.  We were drained both physically and mentally coming out.  Horrendous. The following day we got a bus to Uyuni.  We left Potosi and it was still ...

Silver and White Bolivia, Potosi and Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Silver and White Bolivia

A travel blog entry by alyssaginsburg

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... - excellent value In the evening we shot off to Sucre in a shared taxi.  Sucre is still technically the capital of Bolivia, although La Paz is considered a capital too (it gets confusing).  The buildings in Sucre must be whitewashed at least ...

Wo der Teufel wohnt, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Wo der Teufel wohnt

A travel blog entry by teresitaykusito

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... Mineralien an diesem Berg abgebaut und die Arbeitsbedingungen sind noch etwa dieselben wie vor 300 Jahren, weshalb die Lebenserwartung in Potosi nicht gerade hoch ist. Für uns natürlich ein Grund die Minen zu besichtigen. Zuerst  bekamen wir ...

The mining experience, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The mining experience

A travel blog entry by alisoncuddy

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... the richest towns in the world because of the silver mining.  At that time over 50% of the world´s coins came from Potosi.  It´s amazing that people can spend hours in these mines, inhaling air that they know will lead to an early ...

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the "highest" city in the world! Potosi

A travel blog entry by mtrm

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... train for tourism purpose and do not mention this fact. We have to write a comment about it and post on internet asap. Potosi with its 140 thousand inhabitants, is reportedly at an altitude of 4100 m the highest city in the world. My GPS ...

The mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The mines

A travel blog entry by prbrown

... I had no idea that this was going to happen, suddenly bombs were going off. It was totally bizarre. I'd only been in Bolivia for about a week, I'd rode a bike down the worlds most dangerous road, climbed a 6000m high mountain and held a bomb seconds ...

Potosi and La Paz, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi and La Paz

A travel blog entry by benandlindsey

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... of the Bolivian people and political conspiracies and dictatorship that Bolivians have to endure in present times. Despite these struggles, Bolivia remains an expansive, gorgeous, and unique place to visit. Here's a link to other photos and videos from ...

Visiting the mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Visiting the mines

A travel blog entry by clarasudamerica

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Visiting the mines of Potosi with Koala Tours was a lot harder than I had expected! I spent three hours deep inside the mines alongside actual miners working their shifts, not being able to breath between all the dust, gases and chemicals. We were inside ...

Huayna Potosi, Huayna Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Huayna Potosi

A travel blog entry by nycos

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Je rencontre mon guide, Teo,  devant l agence et fait mon sac avec l equipement de l agence, piolet, crampons, sur-pantalon, veste et c est partit en voiture. On s arrete faire des courses pour les 3 jours de bouffe et j achete du chocolat et des ...

carnaval practice, coca protests & cookery classes, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

carnaval practice, coca protests & cookery classes

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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... in Sucre when we arrived here, however after translating an article for Inti all about the various carnavals held across Bolivia, I'm much better informed.   Carnaval in Bolivia differs from city to city, and the Sucre one is particularly ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by andygarland

... the sunshine and continuing to enjoy the novelty of being able to feel my own feet, after the 3 dys crossing from Chile to Bolivia!!  There´s some great colonial architecture to look at, here.  Potosi is famous for its mines and the ...

Silver Veins of South America, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Silver Veins of South America

A travel blog entry by itsbob21

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... Spanish Empire. I learned all about the process and the old ways of minting in one amazing colonial building. I also learned that Bolivia no longer produces any of its on currency, ordering it all from Spain save the five Boliviano coin that comes from ...

One bar of dynamit (TNT) for about 1.40 CHF !!!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

One bar of dynamit (TNT) for about 1.40 CHF !!!

A travel blog entry by simonryser

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... id Mine vo Potosi buecht (das isch oeppe di einzigi Attraktion wo die Stadt cha biete und werum Tourischte da haere choeme) Potosi isch eigentlech ou duers "mining"gruendet worde und het aso e laengi, traagischi zyt hingersech (aso sit 1500 ...

Uyuni - Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni - Potosi

A travel blog entry by patzunddomi

potosi, hier passt der bolivienspruch am besten: "bettler auf goldenem thron" es ist die hoechstgelegenste grossstadt der welt, auf knapp 4060m. die stadt ueberragt ein hoher berg mit dem namen "cerro rico" der schon alles sagt. der berg ist ...

Short but Sweet, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Short but Sweet

A travel blog entry by our_oyster

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... out of Oruro. It left us in such an exhausted and bitter state of mind that any town after would have have been great. Potosi was such a cute town. We only spent one night here because we were feeling more and more anxious about getting to Uyuni and we ...

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