Feeling the rhythm of freedom 59 in Potosi

Trip Start Dec 05, 2011
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Trip End Mar 10, 2012


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Hostal Patrimonio, Potosi

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Friday, February 17, 2012

We spent the morning walking the streets of this colonial city. The people are very friendly. Everything is inexpensive. Bill has also succombed to medical tourism. He lost his eyeglasses in Valparaiso; he managed to get an eye examination by an opthalmologist for the equivalent of $12. US, and replacement eyeglasses for 1/4 the Canadian price.
There are at least 15 colonial churches in this town, dating back to the 1550s. It is like stepping back in time to see the markets and the native people selling their wares and coca leaves as they sit on the ground. The cost of living is so low. We just enjoyed a litre of beer and 2 all you can eat salad bar meals in a nice restaurant for a total of $6.00. In the evening we watched a documentary called "The devil's miner", about children working in the Potosi mines.
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