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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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Travel Blogs from Potosi
... in the 16th century, they have cost the lives of some 9 million people. The average life expectancy of a miner is somewhere in the late forties, early fifties, when you die of silicosis from breathing in dust, not to mention the arsenic vapours. That's if a cave-in doesn't get you first. During your work day you nourish yourself by drinking carbonated sugar drinks ...
... activities we started the drive to Potosi, only had to stop a couple of times on the way there. The scenery just got better as we drove, it's hard to explain how it changes as you drive through each valley. Bolivia is a very poor country, but have some of the most amazing scenery and outdoor ...
... His father was a miner and Pedro started coming to the mine when he was 9 and wanted to be a miner when he grew up. When he started working in the mine at the age of 10, his 13 and 15 year old brothers were already working there. By 18, he was suffering from back problems, so he joined the Bolivian army for a year for a "holiday" and his back problems improved. He then returned to the mines and his back problems came back. At this point, tourists were coming to the mines and ...
... was a nice enough stop in the middle that we could then avoid any kind of night bus.
As ever the bus we took was late, so we arrived in town late. The bus "station" is the side road to a stadium and we had no idea where we were so we did get in the first taxi that took pity on us. Our hostel was okay, although a little too cold for my liking, it was at least close ...
The only thing to do in potosi was a mining tour down an active mine, so we did it! And I can say it was one of the most eye opening experiences I've ever had. This mine produced pretty much all of Spain's silver and thy are still going at it! So much so the mountain is sinking due to all the tunnels being created. We would be walking along a mine and suddenly hear shouts ahead and a ...