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Potosi mine tour

Got dressed up again in rather fetching yellow overalls for the Potosi mine tour. Before you go in the mine you can buy dynamite in the miner´s market. Then the guide does a controlled explosion outside the mine. I thought it was going to be quite a feeble bang and was ho humming to myself thinking about bike gears etc when there was a very very big bang. Brilliant. Inside the miners work together in many small mining cooperative in terrible conditions mining by hand and pushing huge trolleys. It all looked very dangerous and unhealthy and reminded me a bit of the Beamish open air Victorian museum. Difficult to believe that people actually work in these conditions today.
Uyuni (Bolivia) to Cochabamba (Bolivia)

August 2nd 2006
"Fifty years ago in Sucre, Bolivia there lived a very beautiful young lady called Lydia. She had wonderfully large eyes with curly, dangerous eyelashes rather like octopus tentacles. Her legs were also very lovely, almost two metres long whilst her lips were as soft, sensual and moist as raw sausages. In addition to her great beauty she was also very intelligent, she spoke five languages and was ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Cochabamba Department » Cochabamba

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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