Cima Argentum

Address: Av. Villazon No. 239 , Potosi, Bolivia | Inn
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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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      Still in Potosi

      A travel blog entry by charleneraymond on Dec 19, 2014

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      Second day in the mining town of Potosi. Once the richest town in the world because of the mines. Went to the Mint of Bolivia because we heard great things about it. A little bit boring but something to do in the small town of Potosi. Went to three local markets with the other Canadian, and didn't buy anything because my bags are already full from all the stuff I bought in La Paz. The rest of ...

      Potosi - not much to report

      A travel blog entry by tmoore90 on Dec 14, 2014

      6 photos

      ... la rue. Pour une fois, nous n'étions pas hélé par les nombreux chauffeurs de taxi. Nous avons même fait du covoiturage avec un Turc tellement les taxis manquaient! Il nous a parlé un peu plus de son voyage, 6 mois mais de l'Argentine jusqu'en Colombie (mais il va beaucoup plus vite que nous)! Il connaissait un hôtel pas cher recommandé par d'autres voyageurs. Après avoir checké l'auberge que nous avions vu sur internet ...

      Free roaming

      A travel blog entry by ontyfrench on Dec 13, 2014

      To check out at 10:30. I requested the reception can my backpacker bag left in their storage? My bus is coming at 8:30PM. She said ok. Just leave my bag in the reception's back door.

      i don't know what am I supposed to do now and later. I am done in Potosi. There is very small of city limited. I'll trying to find out where is the gem hidden...

      taking the mircobus (1.50BS) for joy ride to sightsee all the way to the ...

      Mining for silver

      A travel blog entry by stephanieviolet on Dec 12, 2014

      1 comment, 18 photos

      ... leaves that they chew constantly. We next visited the refinery plant at the bottom of the mountain where the rocks from the mine are taken to be eventually turned into an 80% pure silver liquid sludge which is then shipped to Europe to be smelted. Once we had driven up the mountain and were inside the mine we visited various groups of men hard at work. 30% of the men work for themselves so their livelihood depends on how much silver they find. These men work in ...

      Highest City in the World

      A travel blog entry by funlou22 on Dec 04, 2014

      25 photos

      ... mines and over 9 million slaves died underground trying to extract the silver. Although working conditions have improved slightly over the last couple of hundred years, 32 people still died in the very mine we visited last year. Now a days the main minerals to be extracted from the mine is zinc and magnesium as most of the silver has been mined out. The minerals are due to run out in ...