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Potosi (Silver Mines in the Heavens.... of HELL)
July 17, 2009 - Potosí, Bolivia
Hi Everyone. It has been a little while since we managed to update the blog, but here we go. Almost two weeks ago...... (in a galaxy far far away), two Ozzies finally left Sucre on a Friday and took a 4 hour bus further up to the Bolivian Highlands to the town of Potosi (elevation 4300m). This town was founded 450 years ago after the spanish discovered Silver on the mountain (which peaks at 4700m). Its got an interesting history, as the spanish quickly started mining operations (using slaves...
By Tanya & Murray in Tanya & Murray's South America Extravaganza

Pictures
July 23, 2009 - Potosí, Bolivia
 Pictures from the last week or so in Argentina and of our trip to the Salar de Uyuni are now up. Enjoy!
By Anthony&Kerry in Adventuring

18) Potosi, Bolivia
June 8, 2009 - Potosí, Bolivia
We arrived in Potosi around 2:30am after experiencing our first Bolivian bus journey - It was quite an experience with the bus lurching from left to right for 3 hours as it swung around the hairpin bends, luckily it was pitch dark outside and we couldn't see the rough gravel roads and steep mountain drops outside. The bus was pretty uncomfortable, packed, and the icy night wind whipped through all the gaps in the windows chilling us to the bones, the Bolivians were well prepared for this of...
By Ian & Gabi in South & Central America 2009

High Drama in Potosi
April 25, 2009 - Potosí, Bolivia
Potosi is the highest city in the world at 4060m, I was really starting to feel the effects of the altitude.  Just walking up the street leaves you struggling for breath, and the constant dehydration gives you a nasty headache.  I was spared from the nausia, and Nic was managing to avoid most of the symptoms, hardy highlander that she is!  Potosi is the centre of the Silver mining industry in Bolivia, and it financed the Spanish empire for two centuries following the discovery of the...
By Ruth and Nic in Rainbow Tour

Bolivia or bust...
October 4, 2008 - Potosí, Bolivia
We've spent the last 6 days in Bolivia visiting 3 different places so far. First stop was Tupiza where we had an easy day to acclimatise to the higher altitude.  Then it was on to Uyuni which is very close to the Bolivian salt flats, which is the largest salt lake in the world and stretches for as far as the eye can see (c3,500sq km). We took a jeep tour onto the salt lake and saw a hotel contructed entirely from salt blocks (no longer used because of sanitation problems!) and had a picnic...
By Tracey & Kathy in Trace & Kath's Excellent Misadventure

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