Maragua

From Potosi we drove to the historic city of Sucre and spent our first full day here on a drive to the mountain village of Maragua on the recommendation of the tourist office. The scenic drive took us from 2,500metres up to 4,200metres via winding dirt roads, carved along the edge of steep mountains. It... Continue Reading →

Potosi

Our next stop was another silver mining city – Potosi. The road from Uyuni to Potosi was an excellent bitumen road that wound its way up, down and around the mountains and valleys, making it a beautiful drive. Different to Pulacayo, Potosi’s time was over 500 years ago when Spain ruled the region and the... Continue Reading →

Pulacayo

The town of Pulacayo and the Huanchaco mine are just 30 kms from Uyuni and we dropped in here on our way to Potosi. It was the last day of a 4 day festival in Bolivia and hence not much was open including here, but we walked around the old buildings and admired the (thank... Continue Reading →

Uyuni

Although as relaxed and friendly as any place we have found in South America, Uyuni in Bolivia is poor with a capital ‘P’. This is reflected in many of the people, the buildings and the infrastructure of a town whose recent, rapid growth has been driven by tourism. A government struggling financially and the severe... Continue Reading →

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