Potosí, Bolivia, Part II – and the rest of it

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After the mine tour, we went around the beautiful colonial Potosí before finding ourselves late for the bus going to Sucre for the day and boarding ourselves on a taxi to Sucre.  Since Potosí was known for its rich silver deposits, the old Spanish colony was the center of coin-making industry in South America.  Though after its independence, Bolivia eventually shifted its money press into another country’s responsibility, Potosí still prospered as the crossroad between mining industry and commercial trades.  That afternoon, we made a tour around the biggest colonial building in town, “Moneda”, which used to be the coin press building.  After which we went to a convent and learned peculiar lives of nuns during the colonial times.

From Potosí, Bolivia, Part II – and the rest of it, posted by Jenny Zheng on 7/30/2012 (148 items)

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