minerstime to go down the mines in potosi - we look so ridiculous its aswell its dark down there!
gareth holding dynamitewe got to make our own dynamite and blow up a bit of the mountain!very cool. the explosion was rather large. this mental boy decided to hold it - which did not seem the wisest thing to do in my mind.
in the minewe had to crawl down a very dark hole with a damp wobbley ladder. cathy was not very amused and almost did a runner back up.
the tíocrazy mine god the locals give coco leaves. alcohol and cigarettes to to keep them safe. very wierd.
our group at the train cemetarythis was the start of the salt plains in bolivia. its name says it all. it was a big bunch of old trains we got to climb on.
our group leaderthis is christian, he is good craic and a bit of a party animal. he is also a professional sandboarder - which he is teaching us tomorrow!
llamaslots of llamas roaming about the desert. very cute!
piles of saltwe had 4wheel drive jeeps to drive through the salt plains. the place was very white and unsurprisingly full of salt.
the salt hotelthis hotel was made totally out of salt - this is a mini big ben that they had randomly built!
the salt plainsthere were islands in the middle of the salt plains covered with cacti. it was very bright and we learnt the hard way that cacti hurt when you accidentally sit on them.