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Potosi, Sucre, and Santa Cruz, or the one where it comes to an end

It’s all winding down now. I’ve basically not taken my camera out in the last couple of weeks (I’ve stolen a couple of pics from Rav instead), done very little of note, generally been getting ready for the end. 1,141 more words


Who gets to travel?

At the hostel La Casona in Potosí, Bolivia, there was this world map in the reception office, indicating where many of the visitors had come from. 214 more words


Bolivia - The hidden treasure 

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As we mentioned in our last blog post we met up with some friends, Nate and Jess, and headed down south in Bolivia to take a salt lake tour with them on Salar de Uyuni. 1,547 more words


How silver turned Potosí into 'the first city of capitalism'

The discovery of a mountain of silver (and a new way to extract it) transformed this remote Inca hamlet into the economic centre of Spain’s empire – larger than London, Milan or Seville. 6 more words


Another Potosi, another mine tour...

Days: 315-316 (6 May 2015 – 7 May 2015)

Total distance travelled: 59,851.36 kilometres (37,174.76 miles)

One good turn deserves another, and after making both of those suggested turns, we realised we had no bloody idea where we were! 1,390 more words


Poza górą, która wznosi się nad miastem, mennica jest według mnie drugą najważniejszą atrakacją turystyczną w Potosi. To właśnie tutaj trafiało srebro wydobyte  z tutejszych kopalni, zanim wyruszyło w długą podróż do Hiszpanii i reszty świata. 736 more words

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Into the mountain: the Potosi silver mine

Walking into the potosi silver mine through a small, rickety archway, built into the side of a mountain, was definitely one of the more surreal and nerve racking experiences of our trip. 1,038 more words