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Mercado Central

Potosí, Bolivia

February 8th 2010
After el solar de Uyunia, Paul and I headed to Potosí, town at the highest alititude in the world! When the spaniards were in Potosí, they were mining for silver, there is no silver left today but the mines are still working in order to derive low quality zinc. I went on a tour through the mines where there are men working all around you like it´s the 1800´s- pushing the metal cards on the rai ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Potosí Department » Potosi

Bolivian Flag Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
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