Hacienda de Cayara

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Travel Blogs from Potosi

41. Potosí - Hi ho, hi ho!

A travel blog entry by kesvic2013

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... as in colonial times. He said it can take him a whole day to chisel a 50cm long hole to put a stick of dynamite in. Despite his hard luck, he was friendly and happy to answer our questions. We also met the 'Tio' of the underworld (the Quechua speakers struggle to say 'dios' (god) so it became 'tio'). This is a life size statue of a devil-type character who sits in a little alcove in the mines. The miners visit him on the first Friday of the month to ask for his help to ...

I became a miner for the day!

A travel blog entry by sarahrtw

... gifts, and we chatted to them about life down here. It was shocking to hear that the life expectancy is so short, due to the amount of dust that they inhale.

We met one miner, Pablo, who has been working there for 38 years, now his sons work with him. This is incredible, as after 2 hours down there, all of us were very glad to see daylight again.

I was told that you don't know Potosi until you've seen the mines, so it was a very interesting and worthwhile ...

Potosi - It's all in the mine

A travel blog entry by jdtrip

The bus ride from Oruro was one of the most unbelievably naturally stunning public transport journeys I've ever been on. We had five hours of deep valleys and rolling green hills, five hours of huge crevasses and gorges, five hours of snow-capped mountains, five hours of infinite wilderness glowing in the evening sun, five hours of winding roads taking us higher and higher to the highest city in the world, Potosi. The highest city in the WORLD! And, my God, you can feel ...

The Potosí Mines

A travel blog entry by the5wynns

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... these hard working, spirited people of Potosí.

Ari:

On Thursday, we took a three hour bus ride from Sucre to Potosí, once the richest city in the Americas. Its wealth came from the silver in the mines surrounding it. There was much ...

Mining

A travel blog entry by mel_chris

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... big old leather things which recline a long way back so there was lots of space. The other people on the bus didn't seem to mind that our bags were mostly blocking the aisle.

Mel wasn't too happy when 15 minutes into our 12 hour journey she discovered the toilets were locked. It took us both banging on the drivers door and shouting in broken spanish before the assistant guy came out and unlocked them for her.

The rest of ...

 

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