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Church in Potosi

Into the Silver Mines of Potosi

April 26th 2015
Potosi, one of the highest cities in the world and with an interesting and brutal past like not a lot of cities have. But most people in the world don’t even know that this place exists, even less, know about the tragic history it presents. So here is my story about Potosi and my experience in this city. I have read briefly about Potosi when I was in Sucre and the history of the city is fasci ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Potosí Department

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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26th April 2015

The silver city
What an amazing city Welf. Well done to have walked, stooped, crawled and survived in the mines. We were there in February and agree it is well worth the visit, notwithstanding the somewhat unbalanced views of those who say you shouldn't. To experience Bolivia and its history, to explore Potosi is a must.
26th April 2015

Thank you for ....
... your comment and yes it is an amazing city. I wonder why so few people know about it. I don't think that people who are against the mine visits are unbalanced, but they just have a different viewpoint. I can understand them, but they also have to understand our views; and that is that we want to see everything. Happy travel Dancing Dave and I hope you dance happy around this world.

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