ultramarinus – beyond the sea

DAY 33 (2 OF 2) – ARRIVAL, POTOSI, BOLIVIA

At Sucre’s bus terminal, we had trouble finding a shared taxi or a bus leaving for Potosi anytime soon.  We had no choice but to take the slowest and cheapest option, the microbus.  If taking shared taxi, the journey would take about 2.5 hours.  For our microbus, it took almost 4.5 hours, which wasn’t so bad after all.  As we approached the outskirt of Potosi, we could immediately recognize the profile of Cerro Rico, the legendary mountain of silver, from a distance.  After checking in, we climbed up to the rooftop of our hotel which offered a spectacular view of Cerro Rico under the evening sky.  From the rooftop, we could hear ceremonial music from the street below.  While we walked out to find a place for dinner, we soon realized that tomorrow would be their city’s anniversary.  Celebrations of street parades had already begun.
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Previous Destination – Sucre, Bolivia, reading from post Day 32.1

Read other posts on Potosi, Bolivia
Day 33.2 – Arrival, Potosi, Bolivia
Day 34.1 – Civic Parade, Potosi, Bolivia
Day 34.2 – City Walk, Potosi, Bolivia
Day 35.1 – Convento de Santa Teresa, Potosi, Bolivia
Day 35.2 – Cerro Rico, Potosi, Bolivia
Day 36.1 – Morning Department, Potosi, Bolivia

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South America 2013 – Our Destinations
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), Pantanal (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Belo Horizonte & Inhotim (Brazil), Ouro Preto (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Paraty (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Samaipata & Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sucre (Bolivia), Potosi (Bolivia), Southwest Circuit (Bolivia), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Salta (Argentina), Cafayate (Argentina), San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), Antofagasta & Paranal Observatory (Chile), Chiloe (Chile), Puerto Varas (Chile), Torres del Paine (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), El Chalten (Argentina), El Calafate (Argentina), Isla Magdalena (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Afterthought

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