Hotel Santa Teresa
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... earth or over mounds of dynamite-exploded rocks. There was the occasional risk of setting a miniature landslide in motion onto the person below us, and we had to careful of our footing so that we wouldn’t follow it down into the chasm.
Along the way we met a large number of miners, whose ages varied from 14 to 45 – there is no age limit in the mines, only the prerequisite of being strong enough to perform the demanding tasks. We dodged the carts that ...
... didn't have visas and the rest of us were grand. After much talks between our guide and border control, they paid a fine (which was cheaper than the visa anyway) and they were allowed in. Once inside the border there's a ***** load of electrons shops. Some trade agreement with China is going down here, so they're incredibly cheap. Spotted a 36inch LG tv for 50USD. We head on to Trinidad-Hohenau , another 600km drive, staying at Mantanial Park, for 2 nights. After a ...
... it is the highest city in Bolivia. This would mean just taking a stroll through town would be a good workout. However, we weren't prepared for the many many hills and steep rises throughout even the city centre. So our 15 minute hike up to what looked like the city centre left us completely exhausted and gasping for air. So it was a sight for sore eyes to see some familiar faces just there, sitting in the sun. We had crossed paths with Stephi and Sven - yet ...
At the agency in good time but not impressed with their glib attitude and cocky behaviour – if it wasn't for the use of miners as guides, donation of % of profits and rave reviews, would pick a cheaper one. They kept us waiting ½ hour due to no shows and last minute bookings.
Then it was to the miner’s market to have a dynamite theory lesson and learn some more about the daily lives of miner and buy them some goodies to hand out along the ...
10am bus to Potosi – had a good chat with a young Brit while
waiting and then settled back to enjoy the views of the dry cactus strewn hilly
landscape scored through with quebradas, the prettiest steep canyon like dry
riverbeds through red earth. We climbed steadily across the high mesa to the
city, located at over 4000m, apparently the 2nd highest city in the
world after ...