Hotel Coloso

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

Europese emissie norm nekt, ANWB redt

A travel blog entry by dattatreya

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Zondag vertrekken wij uit Potosi richting Uyuni. De weg loopt over de hoogvlakte op bijna 4000m door een bijna volstrekt kaal en onherbergzaam maanlandschap. Het enige dat wij tegenkomen zijn Lama's en hier en daar een verweerde boerderij. Het lijkt ons verschrikkelijk zwaar in primitieve omstandigheden te moeten leven op deze hoogte met de kou en …

Alles gaat een tandje zwaarder

A travel blog entry by dattatreya

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Na 's ochtens nog een laatste klooster bekeken te hebben in Sucre, zijn wij vertrokken naar Potosi. Omstreeks 1554 hebben de Spanjaarden zilvererts ontdekt in n berg in Potosi en is Potosi gegroeid tot, omstreeks 1650, een van de grootste steden ter wereld. Het dalen van de zilverprijs en het armer worden van de ertsen, had echter tot gevolg dat …

41. Potosí - Hi ho, hi ho!

A travel blog entry by kesvic2013

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... minerals. They offer him coca leaves, alcohol and cigarettes. They also visit on the last Friday to thank him for keeping them safe. The Tio is a pretty scary guy, with an open mouth stuffed with cigarette butts and coca leaves. He's also entirely naked and sculpted by men so you can imagine he has a big manhood, symbolising fertility. His heart which is hidden inside is a piece of silver. We spent a few minutes with the Tio but I must admit I was glad to leave him! Super ...

Potosi - It's all in the mine

A travel blog entry by jdtrip

... and walking became an everyday challenge again, and what happened to the nice hot weather of Iquique?

Not content with the highest capital in the world (La Paz), Bolivia also claims Potosi, standing at a whopping 4,040 metres! Though, it depends where you measure this from as a bus ride to the upper edge of the city will get you to 4,350 metres.

So what the hell's it doing here at such an unfathomable height? One word, silver. Once the ...

The Potosí Mines

A travel blog entry by the5wynns

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... back in the 1500s than there is now, when the miners don't find as much and the city's wealth went down. After we arrived in Potos, found our hostel and went out for a quick lunch, we walked over to the Casa Nacional de la Moneda, or The National Mint. While there, we saw the first Bolivian bolivianos ever, actually made out of silver! It is a little funny that the mint we went to is only a museum and now bolivianos are now made in Chile.

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