Cima Argentum

Av. Villazon No. 239 , Potosi, Bolivia | Inn
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Travel Blogs from Potosi

Potosi - It's all in the mine

A travel blog entry by jdtrip

... in that entry) and onwards to the waiting ships on the Pacific coast. From there it would head round to the Atlantic bound for Europe but upon the way there was a chance it would be captured by the pirate (if you go along with Spanish-version history) Sir Francis Drake and redirected to Britain.

The Spanish forced millions of natives to work in the mines and when their numbers started to dwindle, they brought over millions of African slaves from Angola. ...

The Potosí Mines

A travel blog entry by the5wynns

15

Lori:

We arrived in Potosí only two days ago, but have seen what we had come here to see. The city, situated at 4070 meters, was founded by the Spanish in 1545 when ore was discovered in Cerro Rico,the massive mountain still overlooking Potosí and providing its mineral remains to the people of the city today. With its history of once having been the largest and richest city in the Americas, using Africans, in addition to indigenous people as slaves, Potosí literally served ...

Mining

A travel blog entry by mel_chris

7

... leaves, and some bottles of 96% pure alcohol (which they drink). Maybe this is why it's such a dodgy mine, because they're all hammered on booze and coca while using dynamite. We headed to a silver extraction plant where they break down the rocks to get the silver using all sorts of chemicals. After that we went up to the mines. It was a Saturday so we were told we probably wouldn't see any miners as most of them take the day off. We switched ...

Bolivian Heights

A travel blog entry by jo8anthony

49

... him cigarettes and cocoa leaves and drinking a toast in his honour.

Another three hours of driving through stunning mountainous scenery, brought us to Sucre, the nation's capital (not that La Paz agrees). Arriving on a Saturday night, it was party time. And a fancy dress one at that. But not before a salsa class. So a bunch of hippies, prisoners, pimps and fairy tale princesses attempted the rhythmic moves with (personally) ...

Short of Breath

A travel blog entry by -ninavale-

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... allo stesso tempo intensa e potente; forse un'occasione per farsi testimoni di condizioni di lavoro che non dovrebbero piů esistere nel ventunesimo secolo. Ma non ci piace l'idea di andare a fare i turisti sulla pelle e sulle sofferenze di altri esseri umani; preferiamo ascoltarne le storie, vedere un documentario e andare al Museo della Moneda in cittŕ per conoscere la storia di Potosě, della montagna, delle miniere e della Zecca della corona spagnola che si trovava proprio ...

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This inn, located on Av. Villazon No. 239 , Potosi, is near Potosi Mine and San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple - Convento y Templo "San Francisco" de Potosí.
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