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Photography: Árbol de Piedra [The Rock Tree]

Árbol de Piedra (“rock tree”) is an isolated rock formation in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve of Sur Lípez Province, Bolivia. Much photographed, it projects out of the altiplano sand dunes of Siloli in the Potosí Department, about 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Laguna Colorada. 30 more words


The Long Road to Sucre

Our Epic Journey

Due to Nae’s time limit, we were keen to reach Bolivia as quickly as possible, so we set off from Buenos Aires very early one morning, on a 24 hour train which would cross the country and bring us closer to the border, and which cost us approximately £2.50. 1,843 more words


Potosi Mines, Taxi & Charming Sucre

Left the not so delightful Uyuni and caught a bus to the even less delightful Potosi. Quick history lesson (sorry), the Potosi Silver mines are the richest in history with over 60,000 tonnes of silver from one giant mine. 854 more words


Entering the Devil's Mountain that eats people

We left Sucre the next morning and headed 6 hours south to the mining town of Potosi.  We knew from having seen the documentary a few nights before what the mountain looked like and as it came into a view when we arrived in the town, you could clearly see how scarred it has become by many years of mining.   1,027 more words

South America

A humbling expereince

I have always been an individual who has never fully appreciated some of the luxuries that I have in life. However travelling has slowly made me realise how lucky I am. 401 more words


The Mining Town of Potosi, Bolivia

From the Salar de Uyuni, we made our way north to Potosí. We had read a lot about the historic silver mining city and wanted to witness it in person. 604 more words