CASA DE LA MONEDA (the old royal mint) _ 0384

Billed as ‘the best museum in Bolivia’ by one of the guidebooks, Casa Real de la Moneda had a big reputation to live up to. With only one full day in Potosi I came straight off my mine tour and hit the museum – which may possibly have affected my enjoyment of it somewhat as I was slightly underwhelmed. The building itself is incredible – it’s almost hard to believe it’s as old as they say as, apart from the 500 year old style, it looks almost new. So it was the monotone tour guide that lost me I think – he sounded like a bored Stephen Hawkin and managed to make some absolutely fascinating tales torture to listen to. I was also a bit miffed to find out that it was an extra 20 Bolivianos to take photos inside the museum (basically doubling the entrance fee) – not possessing a decent camera I didn’t bother… so all coin shots are sourced off the internet!


The giant face which greats you at the mint


From  La Paz, Bolivia
Travel from Mar 8 to Mar 25
Thanks Nunez !



Located on the southern shore of the island of Zealand, Scandinavia’s largest city is also the historic gateway to the Baltic Sea. A charming and architecturally interesting city, it is great for exploring at leisure on foot, an interesting blend of cobblestone streets, historic building, museums and places to eat and drink and enjoy the great outdoors. The city became Denmark’s capital at the beginning of the 15th century, and today is widely recognised as a place to live which offers a high quality of life. It’s also one of the world’s most environmentally friendly cities, with a clean harbour and a high percentage of local people using bikes.



From  Denmark
Travel from Mar 17 to Mar 25
Thanks Arslan !