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Hometown Shout-Outs

I’ve gotten to spend a lot of time in my little hometown recently. I still work there PRN as a nurse in the hospital, and our parents live there so we take our baby girl to visit them whenever we can. 417 more words


My encounter with devil in a mine in Potosi, Bolivia

This experience got me on a spiritual level.

It all started when traveling through Bolivia. After talking to a guy who was very excited about visiting a silver mine in the country I got curious. 1,358 more words


New Territory: Potosi and Sucre

“Get through Bolivia as quickly as you can”

“Yeah you’ll probably end up getting robbed in Bolivia”

“Watch your back at the bus stations because there’s a good chance you’ll get kidnapped and have your credit cards emptied” 833 more words


The Mountain That Eats Men

“I am rich Potosí, treasure of the world, king of mountains, envy of kings” – First coat of arms of Potosi, 1547

“There are those who, having entered only out of curiosity to see that horrible labyrinth, have come out totally robbed of colour, grinding their teeth and unable to pronounce a word; they have not known even how to ponder it nor make reference to the horrors that are in there.” – Bartolomé Arzans de Orsua, Historia de la Villa Imperial de Potosí, 1703… 1,807 more words


Chapter Twenty Three: Bolivia Pt. 2 (Santa Cruz & the Salt Flats)

Getting out of Rurranabeque was not quite as peaceful as arriving. It started with twelve hours of mini-busses across a road that appeared as though it was being made as we drove along. 1,388 more words

Potosí - 4 Dec 2016

We arrived Potosí around 19:00 last night and we took a taxi to get to our hotel. The taxis here don’t have any meters in them to show the amount of money we need to pay, which was surprising for us. 2,286 more words

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Back in time in the Silver Mines

Cerro Rico – The Silver Mine, Potossi

I could have torn up every unsatisfied memory, erased every written complaint, rewound and taken back any voiced disdain in my past about any previous job or working condition I thought myself “slaving away in”. 631 more words