Potosi was the epiphany of Spanish exploitation of the South American continent. Here they removed over 62 000 tons of silver for exportation to Spain, which fuelled the economic revolution there, although it is estimated that almost 8 million miners died for it. Meanwhile Bolivia remains poor. Recently miners have returned to this place in search for zinc and other minerals that are left over.
Beautiful Backward Bolivia September 19th 2007 Bolivia is, by a long shot, the least developed country we have visited so far. The conditions are rougher - lodging is a lot more basic; clean, flushing toilets are rare; hot water even more so; food is way more risky; and only 10% of the country’s roads are paved.
The temporary discomfort is, however, rewarded with the most unique and authentic culture this continent has to offer. The vast ma ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Potosí Department » Uyuni 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
Finally our dream begins...
Armed with cameras and not afraid to use them, we will share with you all our experiences through this travel journal - making you jealous at some points, and grateful that you're not us at others. ... full info