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  • I recommend the mudIf you draw a straight line from Heathrow to Auckland airport, its likely the part of the world furthest from that line will South West Africa. Africa was the fist continent Flypaper and I explored together. By the time we’d Posted by Wheelspin in Filling in the gaps | May 23, 2019
  • MORE ON THE RALLY & COAL MINE TOURHowdy Folks; Two days activities rolled into one blog. Wednesday began with a seminar on Tire Safety, and the Importance of Proper Air Pressure. I learned the importance of having my MH weighed, that is to say, the weight Posted by dixter in Dick's Travels | Jul 19, 2018
  • WIELICZKA SALT MINEThe Wieliczka Salt Mine is located in the town of Wieliczka about 20 minutes outside of Krakow. It operated in the 13th century and produced table salt continuously until 2007, At that time it was one of the world's oldest salt mines in operation. The mi Posted by curlygirl in One mom, one son, one world | Mar 18, 2017
  • Crossing Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland[float=left][/float]There are plenty of exaggerations and wild rumours when it comes to travel st Posted by askgudmundsen in West Africa Road Blog | May 10, 2016
  • Of Mines and Men in the Alaskan Wilderness, Alaska All these years I had dismissed mining and prospecting as a dirty business constituting the back end of a shining industrial society. My recent trip to Alaska opened my eyes t Posted by Ramdas Iyer in Ramdas Iyer's- World Traveller Blogs | Sep 20, 2015
  • DOWN IN THE GOLD MINE MONDAY, April 14, 2014. The crew is a lot of fun. We teased Manuel, who had brought a case of tinned tuna and had 2 tins of maple syrup - the authentic stuff, via Andre, straight from Quebec. Lunch Posted by Sue McNicholas in PERU | Apr 29, 2014
  • The land of death in Bolivia, Part 2Did you know that by mentioning the word "naked" in my previous blog post title, the view count shot up by more than 1500% compared to the entry before that one? Maybe I should do that more for some sensational Posted by btang in Blitzing Around the World | Mar 28, 2014
  • Going down the mine in PotosíA few days later, I found myself on another night bus (I stopped counting) to a city further south called Potosí. Potosí is actually, as the Bolivians claim, the highest city on earth, at approximatively 4070 meters above the sea Posted by manolo84 in Around The World in 370 days | Dec 5, 2013
  • A few days in Summit County, ColoradoFor the first few days of my stay in Colorado we travelled up to my cousin's mountain house at Keystone in Summit County high up in the Rockies. On the way up into the mountains we stopped to visit [i]Mother Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | May 12, 2013
  • Day Trip to the Blue MountainsThe one place outside the city that seems to be on everyone's bucket list when they visit Sydney is the stunning Three Sisters sandstone rock formation in the Blue Mountains about 40 miles (60 kilometres) inland at Katoomba on the Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Apr 19, 2013
  • Exactly How Green Was My Valley? “Have you got your passport,” I casually ask, looking up from the road map as we are careening down the M32 towards the Severn Bridge and South Wales. “What, no,” my friend says swivelling back and forth from the road Posted by The Tipsy Gipsy in The Tipsy Gipsy | Sep 24, 2012
  • PotosiNear death experience 1: Suicide Taxi Driver: From Sucre to Potosi it's normal to share a taxi, it's only 4hrs away. We'd had enough of buses for a while so our B&B owner arranged our taxi ride. Our cab Posted by Graemeandmel in The Americas | Apr 8, 2012
  • Enjoying the week in BogotáOur flight in from Guayaquil was very nice (thank you, LAN!). We flew standby through an ugly connection (10 hours) and arriving by early afternoon in Bogotá. The Sheraton is right near the airport, which is good for Posted by kxa52 in Wandering Andersons | Jun 20, 2011
  • Mines just don't cut it Mining is big business in Australia so we should check out a mine while we're travelling, shouldn't we? Mount Isa Mine dig Posted by kecasumi in Big Chunk | Jun 19, 2011
  • Why I like opalsOpal has really nice colours like red, green, blue and orange. The noodling (fossicking) was annoying because you might think you'd find opal but you didn't always. I got some opal from loads of places - from the mine tour Posted by kecasumi in Big Chunk | May 15, 2011
  • A City with a Silver LiningWe arrived in Potosi after midnight and upon reaching our hostel we crashed for the night. However our slumber was short lived due to an early morning start for the mine tour. A tour of a Potosi mine is almost Posted by tlbaker in Baker's Breadcrumbs | Apr 29, 2011
  • PotosíUpon arriving in Potosí, I was a little disappointed. Having spent 3 weeks in Sucre, learning Spanish and helping to teach English, I had grown to like it a lot. The city was beautiful with whitewashed colonial buildings. Potosí just Posted by warren4184 in Open Pains of Latin America | Dec 12, 2010
  • Baguio City RevisitedI have been in Baguio several times and it looks to me an ordinary place. Now, I want to visit Baguio once again but I want to explore more about Baguio picturesque places and even in Benguet Province. Prior Posted by Billygar in Rambler's Explorations | Nov 14, 2010

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