Miner’s Carnival – Cerro Rico, Potosi, Bolivia

Processions during The Miners Carnival, Cerro Rico, Potosi, Southern Altiplano, Bolivia

Mid February, a few weeks before the main Carnaval, Potosi hosts the miner’s carnival. This involves processions down from Cerro Rico to the town, lots of drinking, and lots of water fights. I got a taxi first thing in the … Continue reading

Photoessay: Potosi and Cerro Rico – The Mountain that eats Men

Potosi derives its name from the Spanish interpretation of the indigenous word for explosion or thunder. The local name for the city was given when a huge thunder crash boomed over the skies. Incan locals took this as a sign … Continue reading