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 was a spectacular drive and as usual we feel that the photos don’t really capture the grand scale of everything, but at least it gives an idea.

Driving through this region, you see people living the way they have for centuries. We passed a paved inca trail which you can see in some of the photographs, an amazing number of small subsistence farming communities with crops of quinoa and maize and farmers moving or tending their stock. These are dwarfed by the surrounding scenery.

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