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Cochabamba, Sucre and Potosí

After the hectic fast pace of La Paz, Cochabamba seemed sluggish. To be honest, the town didn’t appeal to me. It had the air of weariness hanging over it. 1,419 more words

A run in with El Diablo in Potosí, Bolivia

Potosí, a relaxed, quite beautiful town tucked in the rugged terrain of Bolivia…

In its heyday the town was one of the richest cities in the world thanks to a seemingly endless supply of silver hidden in its mountainous landscape.     751 more words

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Parque Nacional Torotoro Part 1: Getting There

There is nothing quite like arriving at the bus station in Cochabamba before 5 am and getting bombarded with a crowd of people yelling out “Saaaanta Cruuuuz! 653 more words


Potosi Mine Tour, 22nd August 2014

Potosi was once the centre of the known world. Truly. The town of just 150,000 people in central Bolivia was THE financial provider for the Spanish empire. 1,229 more words


Canyons and Silvermines

We didn’t take much persuading to leave Uyuni. The next stop was to be Potosi, once one of the richest cities in the world due to the now largely exhausted silver mines. 345 more words

Help Me! 3 Weeks in Peru and Bolivia Itinerary

Peru and Bolivia in 3 Weeks

I bought my tickets!!!! I will have 22 days to explore Peru and Bolivia (total, not each, since I… 985 more words


The Miners of Potosi

Mining – among South America’s, and the world’s worst jobs. Miners usually die of silicosis after ten to twenty years of working in the mines. Others, in accidents. 391 more words