The world´s highest mine
Trip Start Feb 01, 2010
52Trip End Jun 12, 2010
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We then went down to the nearest tour agency and booked our tour of the mine for that afternoon, we walked back through the narrow 18th century streets in the glorious sunshine doing what is now our daily ritual: hiding from waterbombs and water pistols being thrown by 10 year old children at each other and sometimes at tourists! I got properly soaked even when I hid in the doorway of a Solicitor´s! It is their holidays and the Plazas of Bolivian cities are full of them soaking eachother which is not great for us!
At 12.30 we went for a 4 course meal for £1.30!
After chewing some coca and drinking a bit of alcohol with some of the miners we surfaced, climbing a steep shaft on our hands and knees in an environment of dust and stuffy heat. It was a relief to get outside but I will never forget that experience.
As a treat for us, our guide blew up a stick of dynamite for us, making us jump out of our skins.
Just got back to the hostel, showers and a tasty Bolivian meal tonight por favor!