Potosí

I was surprised by Potosí. I didn’t expect to like it, but I did. I didn’t expect the people to be so friendly and helpful (and I can’t for the life of me understand why, considering the hordes of tourists that descend on the place). I didn’t expect to be going on a mine tour, let alone enjoying it. And I certainly didn’t expect to see so much lovely architecture. But considering that during the 17th century Potosí was one of the wealthiest cities in the world, I shouldn’t really have been surprised.

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5 thoughts on “Potosí

  1. I agree – I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked Potosí. Did you actually go into the mine? That was one of my favorite parts of Bolivia!

  2. Yet another excellent post: it’s wonderful to think that Potosi remains so appealing, despite the tourist numbers. The architecture is amazing. The photos inspire get-up-and-go! Phil.

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