Hostal Maria Victoria

Chuquisaca 148, Potosi, Bolivia | Hotel

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Day 108: silver mine

A travel blog entry by ursburs

The visit to the famous silver mine was interesting. Men from age 14 and up working in the dark dusty tunnels, 20 and more meters under ground at temparatures of up to 50 degrees Centigrades... Some are knocking on rocks, some are carrying bags to the heavy iron carts and some are pushing the carts out to the daylight. It's bad jobs, but it's jobs …

Lesson learnt – Say no to alcohol at altitud

A travel blog entry by griffs-on-tour


Immediately different to any city we had been to yet, Potosi was a maze of narrow dark streets, huge lit up cathedrals and bustling with people. Quickly finding a hostel in an old colonial house, we went out to eat and within seconds felt the effects of the altitude. We thought we had been acclimatising fairly well but this was a different story. …

Potosi Mines

A travel blog entry by danandloulou


Arriving in Potosi (the world's highest city at 4,090m) on a bus at 5.30am was not the nicest way to wake up. The temperature must have been just above freezing and we had to argue with a moody bunch of cabbies trying the old trick of charging the fare into town per person rather than per car again. We of course lost, gave up and got in, and waited …


A travel blog entry by geert-sa


Beste bloggerts,

Het eerst wat in Potosí opvalt is het gebrek aan zuurstof, als je een trap oploopt ben je al buiten adem. De avond dat ik daar aankwam was Real Potosi kampioen geworden, dus veel mensen en vlaggen en vuurwerk op het plein. Voor de volgende dag had ik een tour naar de mijnen geboekt, dat is ook de grootste attractie van …


A travel blog entry by courtrand


Another frosty norning as we got up - it was a clear cold blue sky next to this lake - a reservoir. We had slept pretty well except for the half hour of a dog barking conversation between Salina and some other dog about a mile away. They had been barking at each other for about an hour at around 2 am until I told them both to shut the F …


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