Vamos A Potosi - mine of the world
Trip Start Oct 20, 2008
60Trip End Feb 08, 2009
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Arrived in Potosi at 6am, got a hostel and slept till 12. Alot calmer than La Paz - ouf. Visited the still active mines of the moutain Potosi were the most Silver in teh world has been extracted. The miners are still working in the same conditions as colonial times, apart formt eh fact they have helmets. During the history of this mine over 6 million people (mainly idians) have died extracting silver for the Spanish so the history is not the joyest but now the miens are owned through cooperatives and every miner chooses to mine or not.
Ok well short entry. Tonight we leave for Uyumi, going on a 3 day excursion of the Salar of Uyumi which ends with us entering Chili at San Pedro or San Juan can`t quite remember. From there we take a bus to Santiago (23h). Should arrive at Santiago on the 22nd or 23rd. Not quite sure when I will be able to update the blog before then as we will be crossing sand deserts, salt deserts and more deserts so I doubt I will have access to internet.