Valery Hotel

Av. Litoral esq. Colquechaca, Potosi, 0000, Bolivia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Potosi

41. Potosí - Hi ho, hi ho!

A travel blog entry by kesvic2013

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... all, the trip to the mines was a real eye-opener. It was tough walking doubled over for 50m at a time and the dust in places made it hard to breathe. We climbed ladders, dodged miners with wheelbarrows and got very sweaty. But we also saw beautiful blue stalactites and cool mineral deposits in bright colours. But DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING! (In the words of Wilson). I'll be glad not to go in any more small, dark places on this trip...unless it's a budget hostel room. Next stop, ...

Potosi - It's all in the mine

A travel blog entry by jdtrip

... out where the Incas were getting endless amounts of pure silver, they turned Potosi, and its mineral-laden mountains, into a huge mining enterprise. Incredibly, it became the wealthiest city in all of Latin America. I say incredibly because you certainly wouldn't guess it today as Potosi, despite still having mineral deposits in the mountains, is a city that looks as if it's fallen on hard times.

From Potosi, the silver would be transported via La Paz ...

The Potosí Mines

A travel blog entry by the5wynns

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Yesterday we took a van out to the actual mines of Potosí! On the way we stopped at a storage area to borrow equipment to use in the mines, such as helmets, headlamps, pants, a jacket and rain boots. After we drove the rest of the way to the mine and entered it, we realized that we would ...

Mining

A travel blog entry by mel_chris

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... work in appalling conditions trying to extract what little silver remains.

We headed straight to the hostel and found that there was a tour of the mines leaving at 9am, so we signed ourselves up for it. They took us first to get kitted up in mining gear which looks ridiculous. Then we went to the miners market to buy gifts for the miners for allowing us to enter and showing us how they work. We bought them a few sticks of dynamite, ...

Glaglagla, One of the Few Cities Above 4000 m

A travel blog entry by ebzh

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... cold too! It is a poor city that live mainly thanks to mines. It was a nice experience (and warm too) to go down a mine. We went 150 metres down and it was around 35-40 degrees C. We saw some workers, heard some stories about young 12 years old workers, life experancy, it is not an easy world but many don't have the choice.
Welcome to poor Bolivia...
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This hotel, located on Av. Litoral esq. Colquechaca, Potosi, is near Potosi Mine and San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple - Convento y Templo "San Francisco" de Potosí.
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