Sucre to Potosi to Uyuni and roadblocks!!!
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Sep 30, 2013 10:30 AM Last Post By: mofotka
Sep 26, 2013 9:08 AM
Sucre to Potosi to Uyuni and roadblocks!!!Hi,
This topic has already been discussed a little bit on here, but I thought I would post again in order to get some clear information that I might not get at a bus station.
I'm currently in Sucre and I want to travel to Potosi. Unfortunately, I've been told there are some protests taking place that involve roadblocks on the way from Sucre to Potosi. Can anyone give me an update on this information? Are there still roadblocks?
After Potosi, I was planning to head to Uyuni from Potosi. Same thing, are there any road blocks on the way from Potosi to Uyuni?
Any advice or recommendations is greatly appreciated! I don't mind being staying in Sucre for a little while, but I sure as heck don't want to be trapped in Potosi. I realize that these things are common in Bolivia, but nobody wants to encounter them.
Sep 29, 2013 8:05 AM
1I got stuck in Potosi in 2011 due to roadblocks. Which would have been fine were it not for the headache I couldn't shift - presumably altitude related.
The only advice I gleaned from y experience is that you should probably expect to buy tickets for a journey and when you arrive to just have your money given back to you. We sat in Potosi Bus Station and in the end flipped a coin to decide what to do (Cochabamba it was).
Some guys I was with got out a day before me by taking a taxi to the blockade and then walking through . They managed to eventually find a taxi on the other side to get to their destination.
Sep 30, 2013 10:30 AM
There is no need to worry about the roadblock - the bus drops you off at the roadblock, then you have to cross it on foot (about 30 minutes of walking) and on the other side there will be transport to Potosi (I took a taxi, there were 4 passengers and each of us paid 5 BOB each).
As for Potosi-Uyuni - passage was smooth (I went on 27 Sep).
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