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Hell on Earth

It`s really hard to breathe in Potosi, the highest city in the world. Standing tall at 4100m, Potosi is famous not just for its ability to get you struggling for breath just from taking a shower, but also for its silver mines which most of the male population of the town work in. After hearing...

permalink written by  JodesAndTay on April 15, 2010 from Potosi, Bolivia
from the travel blog: Jodes and Tay escape to SA



Islands, Sunsets and Mines

After Puno, I jumped on a bus to Copacabana, along with Kim & Eric who were heading the same way. We crossed the border into Peru, and found a dirt cheap hotel to spend the night in. Copacabana is a very chilled out, lake-side town, a lot nicer than Puno on the Peruvian side. We spent the first...

permalink written by  Sam_C on November 22, 2009 from Potosi, Bolivia
from the travel blog: Epic Detour



Sucre

Bus to Sucre

permalink written by  wherearesteveandlisa on August 21, 2009 from Potosi, Bolivia
from the travel blog: wherearesteveandlisa's Travel Blog



Miner

Potosi is famous for its mines. Once a wealthy city with rich mineral resources, its former glories now exist as souvenirs, in museums and the impressive buildings of the Central Plaza . Much has changed since the days of slavery when the mines were forcibly constructed under the Spanish; now...

permalink written by  steve_stamp on July 28, 2009 from Potosi, Bolivia
from the travel blog: The art of being lost



¡Potosi No Es Posi!

Originally I wanted to leave Cochabamba for Uyuni on Saturday morning so that I could visit the Uyuni Salar (beautiful dried up prehistoric salt lakes) on my way to meet Jordan. Instead, I stayed a day later than desired for my going away fling - well worth it. As a result, I couldn't catch a...

permalink written by  ryanmyers on June 1, 2009 from Potosi, Bolivia
from the travel blog: Ryan's First Sabbatical



Perfect Skin - Lloyd Cole

So the tour rolls into Potosi, allegedly the highest city in the world at 4090m, and once one of the world´s largest and richest cities due to the silver mining that sprang up here in the 1550s. About 45,000 tons of pure silver were mined here between the 1550s and 1780s, but sadly the silver...

permalink written by  phileasdogg on February 15, 2009 from Potosi, Bolivia
from the travel blog: Planes, Trains & Taxiwallahs



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