Hotel Coloso

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

Potosi is all mine

A travel blog entry by gaelstigant


... highest cities in the world, situated about 4,200m above sea level. I eventually arrived here after a short delay when the back tyre of our bus exploded. My ears were popping for the whole journey and I've had a headache ever since I got here. I'm not quite sure why I decided a trip down the silver and zinc mine would be a good idea. At the point where I got my **** stuck in a hole as I tried to lower myself onto the rungs of ...

The Gateway to hell "vale un Potosi"

A travel blog entry by coco89


... of German travellers - in Uyuni searching for a working ATM. The two told us about a very nice looking hotel that served breakfast including some local specialities, had hot showers and very nice rooms that seemed to be heated. As we were yet to find a hot shower since Santiago we were sold and eventually ventured a little further to find the hostel. At first sight the hostel seemed to fulfil all expectations which made up for the incredibly rude receptionist. ...


A travel blog entry by ccchrissie


... rate is about 8 and having seen the conditions, etc, I can see why.

After the spectacularly endowed (apparently to represent fertility and machismo - no women work in the mine) Tio was honoured, we headed through several more dusty, damp tunnels reeking of harmful gases, to see some explosive setting by some friendly chaps, before finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Happy to be out in the fresh air and for the ridiculous waiver we signed not to ...


A travel blog entry by chris-trip


... 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 ...

Potosi, Bolivia

A travel blog entry by scottandcorrina


After 4 hours on the bus winding through the Andes, we arrived in Potosi, the highest city in the world at over 4000m. We didn't have long to settle in as we had signed up to visit the silver mine in the mountain, Cerro Rico. First we stopped at the miners market where you can buy dynamite, coca leaves, and 98% alcohol. Next we stopped off to put on our mining uniforms and look the part. We then visited the silver production plant to ...

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