Hacienda de Cayara

Address: Carretera Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia | Hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from Potosi

Getting all welsh down the mines!

A travel blog entry by racheljaynet on Jun 20, 2015

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... am sure I keep awake with my delightful hacking cough. So tired! Wife is also feeling rough next morning so skips out on the mines. Since I am welsh I consider it necessary to go so our, ever depleting as the illness spreads, group gets kitted up on sexy wellies and waterproof numbers. Our guide tells us a bit about the mines but the best bit is going in. Air is a little scarce, and it's narrow at times but we busy ...

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's Off to Work We Go...

A travel blog entry by lukas.g on May 10, 2015

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... I could easily see how the miners are very proud of their work, and why you don't see a single miner without a cheek stuffed with a ball of coca leaves.
Life expectancy in the mine, for miners who start working at 13 (like our guide) and continue throughout their lives is about 45 to 50 years old, because of the amount of toxins that they ingest and inhale. At one point in one of the deepest (and therefore hottest) areas we visited, we saw a man shovelling rocks into a cart, ...

Day 98

A travel blog entry by eoinfitzy on May 09, 2015

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Sheeno was still feeling dreadful so we headed straight back to the clinic to see what they could do. Again trying to communicate with them was like pulling teeth but they got him on an IV drip while I rang his insurance company to see how he'd go about paying for his massive bill. At this stage I hadn't been for a number 2 in seven days and that is absolutely no exaggeration. No matter what I did I just couldn't go. I'd have ...

A mining adventure

A travel blog entry by ciaralang on Apr 24, 2015

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... arm and drooled!

Getting a taxi from the bus station to the hostel was the next adventure. Thankfully Sarah and Jimmy who we met on the Salar de Uyuni tour have joined us so there was safety in numbers! The hostel Koala den is lovely, great communal area and no bunk beds!! However there was no gas in the city so that shower we all longed for wasnt possible, unless ice cold.

We had decided to have an early night and sleep in the next day as we had all been up ...

Potosi and the silver mines

A travel blog entry by birck82 on Apr 06, 2015

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... climb down, not hearing any voices and only have the light from my on lamp. We where, God knows how many meters under ground, and the tunnels so narrow and steep, that I could only move one way, listening to my own troubled breathing. I started to shout out for Marc. Nothing. Then the tunnel divided an I almost panicked. Where the hell were they, I am not getting lost in the ground. Few seconds after I saw a flicker of a light to my right and went that way ...