Hacienda de Cayara

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

Potosi-Mining Town

A travel blog entry by febailey on Sep 01, 2015

1 comment, 8 photos

On Tuesday, Aug 1, we drive to Potosi, an important mining town for hundreds of years. Most of the economy of the city revolves around Cerra Rico (rich mountain), where the main mine is located. This is one of the highest cities in the world at almost 14,000 feet above sea level. We visited the 16th century minting foundry from colonial days. The coins were made by hand from silver and copper from the mine. The coins found in sunken ships off Florida and the Caribbean ...

City of silver

A travel blog entry by michaelsudlow on May 15, 2015

6 photos

... meaning we had to jump to the side to let a mine cart zoom past with two guys hanging off the back of it. At one point we sat down and the whole mountain (well it felt like the whole mountain) started shaking as some dynamite was detonated a hundred metres away! The whole experience was awesome and I videos the whole thing on my go pro so I'll show you some footage next time I see ...

Day 98

A travel blog entry by eoinfitzy on May 10, 2015

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... have said 2 tablets a day and not at the same time. I finally managed to get myself together and we walked down to one of the travel agencies to book the bus to La Paz. We had to get out of Potosi the second Sheeno felt well enough, you just couldn't stay in this place any longer. The bus journey was the worst one we are ever likely to experience. The bus just rocked from side to side on the shittest roads imaginable for a solid 8 hours. ...


A travel blog entry by helen_rae on May 07, 2015

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... it has had over the years and the working conditions they still work there as demand is high so jobs are pretty much guaranteed. One of the main tourist attractions is to do a mine tour where you get to play with dynamite. We decided not to go on a tour as working conditions are still so terrible as there are minimal laws, people still die in the mines and given how many people have already died we didn't feel comfortable in something that horrific being a ...

A mining adventure

A travel blog entry by ciaralang on Apr 24, 2015

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... will not continue to give them minerals such as silver, zine etc. They believe that uncle george watches over them in the mine and on the first and last friday of each month they visit numerous shrines to uncle geroge and give him offerings of coca leaves, alcohol and cigarettes.

I was glad to get out of the mine after 2 hours. We stumbled upon a parade in the streets of Potosi on the way home which was cool, beter than St Patricks Day parade!

Next stop Sucre.