Into the Silver Mines of Potosi

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April 26th 2015
Published: April 26th 2015
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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 fascina... Read Full Entry

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26th April 2015
Church in Potosi

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
Church in Potosi

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.
29th April 2015
In the mine - Potosi

didnt realize how dangerous mining was
really interesting adventure.. thanks for sharing. I am not going to Nepal and hope to see you soon. Joan
3rd May 2015

Slowly acclimating to the climate and altitude is always a good idea. I'm not sure I would have lasted 3 hours in those conditions but sounds like you did well. After being so ill I'm glad you did as well as you did. Take care.

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