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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... The mines are quite dangerous, they use sticks of dynamite, there are substantial drops and extremely low ceilings, I really don't know how the miners stay down here for 8-12 hours a day. We were in there for about 20 minutes and I was starting to get rather claustrophobic. Outside the mines the miners were sprinkling coca leaves and beer over the llamas before tying them up on the ...
... to get the ball rolling so I decided to buy two laxatives hoping they would do the trick. When buying them I thought the pharmacist had said to take 2 tablets at the one time so I threw them into me and went off for a stroll with Gilly. We walked around the Potosi market for two hours and although most of the street vendors were selling the usual paraphanellia (DVD's, tea towels, shoes) I managed to buy one of those ...
... it has had over the years and the working conditions they still work there as demand is high so jobs are pretty much guaranteed. One of the main tourist attractions is to do a mine tour where you get to play with dynamite. We decided not to go on a tour as working conditions are still so terrible as there are minimal laws, people still die in the mines and given how many people have already died we didn't feel comfortable in something that horrific being a ...
... get to the mint. I arrived at 17:20 but they said it closed at 18:00 and won't let me go in. I was disappointed as I love going to mints and learning about the history of money but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be. I found some street food on my walk back to the hotel as I hadn't eaten since breakfast. In the evening we went out for our final group dinner as we figured tomorrow no one would like to go out for a lengthy dinner after sitting on the truck for a long drive ...
... working the mine since they were as young as 12. Often the people who work the mine are from families of miners, although they predict that mining here will finish up in 10years and Im not sure what will happen Potosi then as this is the main career path of these men. Women are thought to be bad luck inside the mine so dont work here. The miners refer to the Cerro Rico as a female and worship a devil god in the mine called uncle gerorge. They believe that if women work the mine ...