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Should You Visit the Silver Mines of Potosi in Bolivia?

Should You Visit the Silver Mines of Potosi in Bolivia?

We're leaving Sucre with a bus that is taking us to Potosí - one of the highest cities in the world - in just over three hours. This is the city I thought about the longest when we were planning our trip. Whether we should visit or not. Because of all the silver that...

Should You Visit the Silver Mines of Potosi in Bolivia?

We're leaving Sucre with a bus that is taking us to Potosí - one of the highest cities in the world - in just over three hours. This is the city I thought about the longest when we were planning our trip. Whether we should visit or not. Because of all the silver that was found in the mountains in the 16th century, it was once a very rich and important city. Today it's extremely poor and the main reason to go here is to visit one of those silver mines that are still in use. I'm not convinced if I like the thought of going into a narrow, dark mine that I'm sure is not 100% safe. Based on what the Lonely Planet and some online reviews are telling me, I'm actually...

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