Hostal Las Tres Portadas
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Potosi, one of the highest cities in the world at 4,090m, is located 3 hours south of Sucre and we have traveled through it many times on our trips around Bolivia. Even when traveling north to La Paz we have found ourselves staring through the window at the silhouette of Cerro Rico ('Rich Hill.') However, this time we got off the bus to explore...< …
... down the mine we went. This was no tourist trip to Laxey Mine in the Isle of Man, where you can stroll along a well-lit, spacious tunnel for about 50 meters before you have to turn back. This was shuffling along narrow passages ankle-deep in water and crawling through tiny tunnels with razor-sharp pieces of rock digging into your knees. So this is why they need the 96 per cent alcohol. I'm quite proud of myself for only ...
... only had flat screens covering the walls, but also great food and most importantly the cleanest and most luxurious toilets so far. You might be wondering in what way they were luxurious? - well the floor was clean, the toilet seat hadn't been peed on, there was toilet pale available!!! and there was soap next to the sink. Once the football game was over it was time for dinner as Stephi and Sven's budget didn't allow to splurge on the food at La Casona so that we ...
... Unimpressive arrival into town past unused airport, massive
rubbish dumps and past ticky tacky half built houses lining every hillside.
Knew it had to get better as Potosi also a World Heritage Site, for it’s
buildings, particularly churches and for the silver mining history.
First place I tried was full, so headed towards the plaza to
the grand sounding Carlos V – reasonable at 80bob ...
We came to Potosi purely to see the infamous silver mine. After arriving early we napped in the morning and headed for the tour in the afternoon. The two of us would be the only people on the tour. First stop was the miners markets where we bought presents for the miners. Water, soft drink and dynamite! Although we weren't allowed to light it we got our hands on it and resisted all temptation to light and throw it. When we got to the mine we entered through ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Las Tres Portadas Potosi
Think we were the only ones staying in this huge colonial hotel. The building has character and is based around 2 colourful patios. Comfortable en suite room + good TV with standard Bolivian breakfast included. Wifi down during stay unfortunately. Very helpful staff who arranged our mine tour through American Tours.
B$150 per room.
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