Hostal Las Tres Portadas

Calle Bolivar n 1092, Potosi, Bolivia | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Potosi

El Cerro Rico

A travel blog entry by wildkriv

14

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...< …

Sam

A travel blog entry by ccchrissie

6



10am bus to Potosi – had a good chat with a young Brit while
waiting and then settled back to enjoy the views of the dry cactus strewn hilly
landscape scored through with quebradas, the prettiest steep canyon like dry
riverbeds through red earth. We climbed steadily across the high mesa to the
city, located at over 4000m, apparently the 2nd highest city in the
world after ...

Salt flats

A travel blog entry by rohanfariss

Started our salt flats tour. Saw a train graveyard, the salt flats and Cactus island. Stayed in a hotel made completely out of salt including the beds but luckily not the mattress. Spent the evening having beers by a fire down the road. At one point 3 drunk Bolivian border officials arrived. We did our best to talk to them and bought one, Cortez a ...

Pachamama!

A travel blog entry by chris-trip

2

... minimum wage, they are willing to take the risk of their strenuous work.

Different to other mines, there are no safety standards, whatsoever. There is no one who keeps track of who is entering the mines and who is actually coming out again, there is obviously no light in there, making it pitch-black if your head lamp runs out of battery and one wrong step can easily result in a broken leg or even worse, making it extremely difficult to get back out of the ...

Petrifying Potosi!

A travel blog entry by lizemma10

... hole in the rock. We clambered up on loose rock to visit him in the small space he was working. It became really hard to breathe here due to the dust. We learnt he had 4 children, one of which would come and help him in the afternoon, this man working from 10am until 7/8pm. The average life span of a miner was 45-55 and only men could work in the mines. Back down we walked along some sketchy wooden planks covering holes in the ground to reach our next miners visit. We climbed ...

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This hostel, located on Calle Bolivar n 1092, Potosi, is near Potosi Mine and San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple - Convento y Templo "San Francisco" de Potosí.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Las Tres Portadas Potosi

    Reviewed by wildkriv

    A shadow of the silver boom...

    Reviewed Dec 12, 2013
    by (43 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    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.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal Las Tres Portadas Potosi

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