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Archive | March, 2012

Silver Mine of Potosi

During 17th century Potosi was probably the most prosperous city in the world. This is mainly because of Cerro de Potosi hill, which was practically made of Silver. What I thought would be a cool experience of going inside an active mine, turned out to be a really sad experience.

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The Amazon

The Amazon is as mystical to me as Asia is to the Westerners. Young people today would associate the name to the online mega shop. But when I was a kid, Amazon was this far-away land ruled by all women warriors, the Amazonas. It was this massive jungle where explorers particularly men mysteriously disappear, either eaten or made as slaves. To prove how exotic it was to us, when I told my family that I’m going to the Amazon, my sister made me promise to not get lost in the jungle.

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