We spent two nights in Potosí on our way from Sucre to Tupiza. We had originally planned on touring the famous silver mines there, but I had been struggling with a cold and wasn’t too keen on crawling through small passages holes in an active mine (ie – explosions going on during the tour) while sniffling and blowing my nose every 5 minutes, so we ended up spending our time alternating between eating and trying to stay warm. Potosí is one of the highest cities in the world – 14,420 ft – and the weather was much colder than we had been used to. Luckily, we haven’t been hit by altitude sickness yet, but I did have to stop and catch my breath after any uphill walking.
Here are just a few pictures from around town.