Day 223 Bolivia, Potosi, Silver mines. June 29th 2015 Hello Friends,
Today we started the Silver Mine tour at 9am, after a good breakfast of scrambled eggs and cereal.
We had the opportunity to witness working conditions in one of the cooperative silver and zinc mines, the conditions are among the most grueling imaginable. We had plenty of guide books telling travellers not to underestimate the dangers involved in going into the mines ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Potosí Department » Potosi 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