Bolivia Travel Guide - A guide to off-the-beaten places, food and beverages of Bolivia

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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia: A dream wish come true

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From Potosi we headed to Uyuni. Driving into Uyuni feels like you’ve arrived into a town at the end of the worldEverything is covered in sand and dust, litter blows across the road in front of you and piles up at the side of the road. Uyuni sits on the edge of the high altiplano, a wilderness that extends for hundreds of kilometres towards the border with Argentina and Chile. I’ll be heading out across the altiplano but first we’re to spend the day on the Salt Flats
Cerro Rico (the Rich Mountain) and it's silver fueled the Spanish empire for half a century. The greed for silver made them send countless men into the Mountain that eats Men, the other name by which Cerro Rico is known. Today, little silver remains but with great hope the miners keep searching for it. Many different agencies in Potosi take you on a tour of the silver mines. You suit up in miner outfits, buy some presents for the miners (choose the presents wisely), pay a tribute of tobacco and pure alcohol to the god that looks after the miners and enter the underworld. You go about 500 meters below sea level and experience first-hand the inhumane conditions that the miners work in. Occasional dynamite blasts in the mines wakes up the Mountain that eats Men. Chat with the miners to get an idea of their work and lifestyle. The entire tour lasts about 4 to 5 hours and cost 100 to 150 Bolivianos (~US$ 15-22) Santa Cruz de La Sierra


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