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Potosi

the world´s highest city (4090m)

sunny 19 °C

After a couple of months at altitude you would think that heading to Potosi would give us no concern at all. That is actually the case except between the hours of 3-5am every night in bed when my body decides i cant breathe. Anyway im yet to die from it.

Potosi is famous for its working silver mine. A tourist attraction sees you head deep down into the mine whilst the poor miners are working down there. A couple of factors lead to us not heading down there.

1. I dont want to see a mine
2. I like oxygen
3. I dont like asbestos
4. Beaconsfield mining disaster
5. Chilean mining disaster

Anyway the town itself is definitely nice enough in its own right to earn a visit even if you dont go crawling 100m underground.

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Climbed a church tower

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Fi on her way to fulltime veggo

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and it wouldnt be a blog without some more doggie loving...

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next stop Yuyuni and the famous Bolivian salt flats tour.

Posted by chuddfi 19:03 Archived in Bolivia

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