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Photos: Potosi (mines) and Tarija (wine region)

BOLIVIA | Mon, 22 Jun 2015 | By finally | Photo Gallery

We visited the mines in Potosi ( 4070m-13353ft). Often claimed to be the highest city in the world. The Cerro Rico (Spanish for "Rich Mountain"), the mountain's huge supply of silver led to both immense riches for the Spanish Empire and appalling suffering ... Read more >
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Tags: mines, parilla, potosi, tarija, wine

Minor Miners

POLAND | Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [666]

We were heeded not to wander off on our own, as we would quickly become lost and die. Briefed on how to use our carbon monoxide absorbers in case of a fire in the mine, we were also informed if there was an emergency, our absorbers would last ... Read more >

Tags: dark, miners, mines, poland, salt, tunnels

Southern Bolivia - Sucre, Potosi, Tupiza and Uyuni tour

BOLIVIA | Tue, 20 Nov 2012 | By kamzam | Views [6016] | Comments [5]

I had great expectations from Sucre. I have heard from so many people about how charming the place was and I was really looking forward to spending few days there. The bus journey was awful. I was on the bus that kept getting flat tyres and then in ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, mines, potosi, salt flats, sucre, tarabuco, tupiza, uyuni

Getting High in Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Sun, 20 Jun 2010 | By ryanandjo | Views [3528] | Comments [4]

It was when we arrived at the bus station in the Bolivian border town of Villazon that it became obvious we would have to get used to less luxurious forms of travel from now on. Our bus had no suspension or shocks, the seats were broken and on our ... Read more >

Tags: animal sacrifice, cerro rico, mines, potosi, salar de uyuni, spanish school, sucre, tupiza, volunteering

 

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