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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Salar de Uyuni

Together with 4 English boys and 1 German girl I did a 3 day trip to the Salar de Uyuni. The biggest
salt dessert in the world, located in the south-west of Bolivia.
With our Bolivian driver David we drove in our 4-wd Toyota jeep through the highlands of Bolivia.
Past by many lagoons (with tons of flamingos), geysers, petrified forest and volcanoes.

Finally we reached the Salar on the morning of the 3rd day.
It was like being on another world. Driving on the completely flat salt piste, stretching as wide as you can see to the horizon. And when you take a closer look to the ground, it seems that the whole dessert is tiled also with fugues. Looks really weird...

In the middle of the salt dessert we stopped at an "island" called "Incahuasi". It is not really an island but a big rock sticks out of the wide white plains, covered with lots of cactus.

As it was raining during the night before we reached the Salar, we were able to see the reflection of the clouds on the thin water-layer. This looked so fu**ing unreal and we took a lot of cool pictures...

At the end of the trip we visited the cementario del tren in Uyuni. As the name already says it is a cemetery of old trains, once transported the sliver from Potosi in Bolivia to the pacific coast of Chile...

One of the highlights beside the Salar was the overnight stay in the salt-hotel. The walls of the building are made out of salt-bricks, the floor is out of salt as well as all desks and chairs. Looks really cool!! Just the roof is out of crappy corrugated sheet, because in case the salt construction would get wet, everything would break down... :-)

It was a very cool trip and here is one last cool picture for you... :-)

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