Hacienda de Cayara

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

Llama sacrifices.......

A travel blog entry by mybackpackandme on May 23, 2015

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... mines was very attractive to say the least!! The mines are run by a number of different cooperatives and in total about 16,000 people work here. Every Saturday in the month of May the miners don't work in the mines and are instead drinking beer, chewing coca leaves and sacrificing llamas. This is all done for pachamama (Mother Earth) to bring the miners luck and safety whilst they ...

Day 98

A travel blog entry by eoinfitzy on May 10, 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 travel blog entry by helen_rae on May 07, 2015

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... Bolivias income! Cerro Rico (translated to Rich Mountain) rises above the city and houses thousands of mines and when found was the richest source of silver in the world. Hence mines sprung up all over the place and with often terrible conditions. It is estimated that during colonial rule over 9 million people died in the mines. Talking to locals you can get a sense of how the mining industry plagues the city. It is the main source of jobs and whilst people despise ...


A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Apr 28, 2015

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... on my camera was even steaming up. On the walk back out of the mine we stopped by a statue. They are unsure who actually built the statue but it is said to be one of the gods that looks after the miners so they leave offerings of cigarettes, alcohol, and coco leaves. We tried some of the alcohol and had two sips because they believe everything has to be even numbers. It was potent at 96%. After the tour we headed back to the hotel. I then left quickly again as I ...

A mining adventure

A travel blog entry by ciaralang on Apr 24, 2015

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... in the mines does to their lungs. We were assured that no tourists have ever died as we were brought to the safest park of the mine, although it felt unsafe!! The worst part was walking up and down these unstable ladders to visit other levels of the mine and over narrow planks of wood over 120meter drops! Well it definitely was an experience and not for the faint hearted or closterphobic.

The best part was meeting the miners and hearing that unfortunately some of them ...