Cima Argentum

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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    Travel Blogs from Potosi

    High on Pot...

    A travel blog entry by klartman on Aug 31, 2014

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    ... streets, dancing girls accompanied by brass bands and these ornate rattles making a sound much like those oldskool footy rattles. It was probably a good thing that the Friday night festivities ended at midnight as we had a 7am start the next morning for the real reason for our visit to Potosi.

    Potosi is home to the Cerro Rico - "The Mountain that eats men". More conservative academics, known as the 'low thinkers' estimate 2 million people have died in ...

    Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to work we go

    A travel blog entry by zoeandluke on Aug 17, 2014

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    ... lucky as the mines work a co-operative style system where everyone works for themselves and mine different areas. The miners work hard and die young with most of them having a life expectancy of 45-50 due to the hard labour, conditions & related illnesses. There are large amounts of toxic gases and elements like arsenic, cyanide & others in the mountain and over time this kills the miners. They don’t really have much of a choice as ...

    Explosives over the counter ANFO

    A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak on Aug 13, 2014

    ... both dismal we decide we need another night here and cannot face the night bus tonight. We will rest the morning and do the afternoon mine tour and arrange for a morning bus tomorrow. Thankfully we are able to extend and we try to catch some rest. I have started the antibiotics for gastro and hope they kick in by the afternoon tour as I know there'll be no banos stops on the tour. At 1pm feeling a little better we head to the tour office and order bus tickets, eat a ...

    Mines, hot springs, and tough decisions...

    A travel blog entry by dan_and_casey on Jul 14, 2014

    33 photos

    ... in 1545 by the Spanish who discovered the huge amounts of gold in the mountain, and soon produced huge wealth, and the mining has continued without ceasing until today. There are around 400 mines in the mountain (which has diminished in size due to the extensive mining!) and around 200 still active.

    After being kitted out for a helmet and a headlamp, we visited the ‘miner’s market’ – where miners purchase their supplies – ...

    South America - Part 6 of Many!! Potosi to Iguassu

    A travel blog entry by clearyf on Jul 11, 2014

    88 photos

    ... need to go back and review this part of the tour. It's not what you'd called a good representation of Argentina. 4 nights stuck out in countryside with hardly any activities available. 12th July Up and leave by 6am to make our way towards the border. Some mozzies are back again as I have woken up with a bit beside my eye and one on my nose. I'll have no blood left if they keep biting me. We cross the border into Paraguay. The Ozzie and NZ girls were stuck for a while ...