Hotel Coloso

Boliviar 965, Potosi, Bolivia | Hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Potosi

    High on Pot...

    A travel blog entry by klartman on Aug 31, 2014

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    ... Toyota estate ride by getting absolutely trollied on a mixture of beer and numerous bottles of coffee liquor, shouting raucously, taking over the stereo and getting excited about the massive lightning storm that occurred on the way. I don't think the driver liked us very much because when we got to Potosi at about 9pm he refused to drive us to our hostel, like the price of the taxi, on reflection this is something we should have agreed first. After shouting at the ...

    Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to work we go

    A travel blog entry by zoeandluke on Aug 17, 2014

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    ... Spain with silver in owe it to the mines of Potosi. The mines have taken their share of people as well with millions of slaves dying in the mines during colonial times. They died of disease, mine collapses, toxic gases, respiratory disease and numerous other mine related deaths. The mines today are still dangerous with 32 locals dying in 2013 and 9 dying so far in 2014.   It’s still a working mine but by signing a waiver, indemnifying the ...

    Explosives over the counter ANFO

    A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak on Aug 13, 2014

    ... them to paint religious paintings which were also on display with fascinating symbols mixing the catholic and indigenous beliefs tobwin over the local people. Apparently Potosi at one time was the biggest and most wealthy city in the Americas in its heyday. The output of silver in the mines declined and the mint closed in 1951 and now all coins and currency are made in Chile. The silver mines still operate but they also mine for tin, lead and other minerals along the ...

    Mines, hot springs, and tough decisions...

    A travel blog entry by dan_and_casey on Jul 14, 2014

    33 photos

    ... of chewed coca leaves balled in their cheeks, resemble koalas! It turns out to be a fairly decent hostel however, with a fantastic breakfast, very hot showers with good pressure (now that we are into the high altitude and heading south, this is the most important thing we look for in a hostel!). We found a lot of fellow travelers that we had met previously in Sucre, and chatted to them before turning in.

    The following morning, I set out on what had been our ...

    South America - Part 6 of Many!! Potosi to Iguassu

    A travel blog entry by clearyf on Jul 11, 2014

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    ... the football game, Argentina v Holland, so square turned into a big street party after the win. Got back to hostel late, were people were drinking again. Just avoided it and went to bed. 10th July More stories unfolding the next morning, so headed back into town for the day to wander around and do some shopping and drink coffee and of course, eat more cake. Later on we had the most Amazing steak dinner at Vielo Jack's restaurant. 15eur for steak dinner and bottle ...