Cima Argentum

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

Sam

A travel blog entry by ccchrissie

8

... as has heard it is pretty nippy up there, with cold winds whipping through and it was good advice as goose pimples all over as soon as you emerge – had a swift rub down and headed back into town for a late lunch.

Thereafter booked my mines tour and caught up with a few city sights, mainly from the outside as not prepared to pay 5 entry fees and have to endure a 2 hour long tour in the ...

Bolivian Andes

A travel blog entry by rohanfariss

Drive through the Andes mountain range. There wasn't a great deal of snow but the cold was unbareable. There were endless plains of dessert sand and rock. We stopped at several locations where the scenery was spectacular. Lagoons covered in a thin layer of ice lay in the foreground of huge mountains. As we climbed we got to our nights stay at 4300m. It was a very cold nights sleep. Collie rugged up with 11 ...

Pachamama!

A travel blog entry by chris-trip

2

... the miners, whom we were going to visit.

These presents ranged from Coca leaves, beer and some strong alcohol to more practical things such as gloves, dynamite and fuses! Naturally I bought some real dynamite, which I later on gave to one of the guys.

The interesting aspect about the Potosi mines is, that all of the miners are self-employed and therefore work as much as they want. Given that they can about 250 Euro per month, which is about double ...

Petrifying Potosi!

A travel blog entry by lizemma10

... walked through the mine we were amazed at the colour of the rock, as we were told the blue colouring in the stone was cooper sulphate. Our surroundings consisted of rock, with wooden planks used to cover up holes. Ronnie took us to the area of the mine where the miners worshiped Tio their god, who they pray too and worship to keep them safe in the mine. We arrived at a whole in the wall where we soon learnt we would climb up to visit a 45 year old miner working alone ...

There's silver in them there hills!

A travel blog entry by lyndsey-martin

46

... south. This dominates everything about the town, from the history and buildings (many built during the boom years in Spanish colonial times) to the views, and also to main the tourist attraction: the mine tours. As it was, we had two reasons for not visiting the mine: first, we had heard that working conditions there are atrocious; second, Lynds was under the weather with a bad cold and a very sore neck. (We supposed this was caused ...

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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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