Walking in Potosi
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Went down to Casa de Moneda at 10:30 and the lovely man tells me that there arenâ€™t enough people for a tour in English but perhaps there will be one at 2:30. I should point out that all these conversations that I have with people are in Spanish as very few people in Potosi speak English. I was disappointed as theyâ€™d told me to come back this morning, but still no luck. It occurs to me afterwards that they require a minimum of 10 people, so surely if I paid for 10, then I could have a tour by myself if necessary. Locals are charged 10BOB, AUD1.44, Foreigners 20BOB, AUD2.88. The worst case scenario is that it costs me AUD28.80. So I plan to suggest this if necessary.
I go over to the post office with the postcard.
On leaving the museum, nothing is open that appeals to me, ie in the food stakes. Finally I see a restaurant close to my hotel and go there. I order chicken but there isnâ€™t any, so I order filet mignon instead. Itâ€™s pretty terrible, in thin pieces, not chunky like we know it.
Got back to the hotel to get the blog up to date, tidy up etc. A blog really is a discipline which gives you an excellent record of your holiday. Not sure when youâ€™ll hear from me again, will be some time next week, as Iâ€™m going to Sucre to live in someoneâ€™s home and at around AUD8.00 pn, Iâ€™m not expecting wifi ;-) I start Spanish lessons on Monday and Iâ€™m sure that there is internet access at the school, but I donâ€™t know about wifi, as itâ€™s one of the poorer schools, not run by some multinational company. Iâ€™m posting this and then Iâ€™m going to bed!