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Bolivia: Potosí
16 Feb 2014

We didn’t stay in Potosí very long because the streets are incredibly unsafe to walk at night, with drunken Bolivianos wandering the streets not afraid to accost people. The pizza place we ate at also tried to charge us double for our dinner.

The only nice thing about Potosí was the lady at the Koala Den - she was incredibly friendly.

We found out the hard way that the busses to Uyuni don’t leave from the new terminal and that you have to go to the old terminal (ex-terminal). We barely caught the last day bus at 2:30PM but had to sit on the floor because there weren’t enough seats - and they made us pay full fare.

Arrival

Feb 16, 2014

from Sucre, Bolivia

Departure

Feb 17, 2014

to Uyuni, Bolivia

Weather (Celcius)

Elevation (m)

Travel Planning: Potosí, Bolivia

Sunday, February 16, 2014 13:01

The highest city on the planet.

Do

Mine Tour

From wikitravel:

A visit to Potosí isn’t complete without a visit to one of the cooperative mines. It’s a shocking experience as the methods of working haven’t changed much since the colonial times. Working conditions are terrible: most miners die of silicosis in their forties. Still, many people don’t have another choice and around 10,000 people work in the mines. A tour starts with a visit to the miners’ market to buy gifts for the miners like coca leaves, drinks, cigarettes or dynamite. You will then visit an ore refinery plant where the miners sell whatever deposits they manage to collect. Then you head to the mines, where a typical visit will have you walking and crawling through it for about 2~3 hours. You can talk, take photographs and share your gifts with the miners.

Bussing from Sucre to Potosí

Sunday, February 16, 2014 15:44
TimeLocation
3:42PMHailed a cab.
3:50PMAt the terminal - had to haggle for 8 BOB instead of 10.
4:32PMBoarding for 20 BOB each on unknown bus.
4:35PMAnd we’re off.
7:58PMArrived.
8:20PMIn a cab.
8:37PMArrived at Hostal Eucalyptus.
9:15AMChecked in at Koala Den.
TotalsTotals
Total bus time3:23

Koala Den

Sunday, February 16, 2014 20:34

Where we stayed.

Pizzaria Las Leñas

Sunday, February 16, 2014 22:25

Really good cheap pizza. Tried to overcharge us.

La Taberna

Monday, February 17, 2014 13:33

Bussing from Potosí to Uyuni

Monday, February 17, 2014 14:19
TimeLocation
2:05PMArrived at the bus terminal via taxi.
2:10PMUyuni isn’t served out of the new terminal apparently.
2:12PMIn another taxi to the old terminal.
2:22PMAt the terminal.
2:26PMBoarding.
2:32PMNot enough seats, but we’re on our way!
6:00PMArrived!
TotalsTotals
Total bus time3:28

Arrival

Feb 16, 2014

from Sucre, Bolivia

Departure

Feb 17, 2014

to Uyuni, Bolivia