How High Can I Go
Trip Start Sep 07, 2011
289Trip End Sep 06, 2012
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The bus ride was pretty eventful as the roads out of Uyuni were unsealed and we had to go up pretty steep hills and through the mountains. At some points, it felt as though the bus was never going to get up the hill.
On the bus, I also met a girl who I had shared a room with in Santiago the second time round. This was great as we all decided to go and stay in the same hostel and Lilly spoke good Spanish
We managed to arrive in Potosi unscathed and found our way to the hostel by getting a taxi. Between the 3 of us, the taxi cost 1 pound 50p. I am loving Bolivia. You can't seem to spend your money here!!
Potosi is supposed be the highest town in the world at over 4000 metres above sea level and is built on the side of a huge hill. You really do feel the altitude here, especially when carrying heavy backpacks.
We didn't really do much today apart from try and find something to eat, which only seemed to be fried chicken and chips on offer, and also to book our tour, which is the main reason for coming here. Potosi is a huge mining town and you can book various tours to go down the mines. We managed to find a reputable company to go with, which had a good track record. On the way back we found an amazing coffee shop which sold proper coffee and crepes. Hmmmm, I think I shall be back here before I leave.
Didn't do anything this evening as we were all tired. The altitude really zaps the energy out of you. I think we all went to bed around 9 pm. What a bunch of light weights eh!