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We arrived after dark when it was raining at the bus station on the edge of town. Not in the mood to work out the public transport system we took a cab to our hostel. 373 more words

Bolivia

Tupiza to Sucre: horses, mountains, silver and carnival

We arrived in Tupiza after allowing ourselves a day to recoup in Uyuni after our trip from Chile. The bus journey from Uyuni to Tupiza was one of our most interesting journeys so far: a rickety old bus, no sealed roads and a long wait in the middle of no where at 8am! 401 more words

Bolivia

Silver Time- Potosi, Bolivia

Once silver was discovered in the mountains in 1500s, the town grew at a rapid rate. During the early to middle part of last century, with the high silver price and it being plentiful in the surrounding rocks the town was possibly the richest in S America. 496 more words

Bolivia

Mining in Potosi

The main “attraction” in Potosi is a mine tour, where some crazy/stupid tourists take a tour in a working mine. I was in two minds about the mine tour (is it safe? 1,156 more words

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Into the Mines

You pay your respects to Mary, and then give the Devil your soul. The crossroads is the dusty mouth of hell. The price? Quite possibly your life. 1,725 more words

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Review: 'Potosí'

Potosí, running this week at the Burton Taylor Studio, is a thoughtful exploration of ideas about intimacy in different kinds of relationships. Set entirely within the bedroom of wayward English literature undergraduate Matthew (Tom Pease), the audience is thrown into the drama as he brings home a younger boy, James (Shrai Popat), from a nightclub. 542 more words

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