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Aug 29, 2017 - Red Lagoon

We are to leave at 7.30, Janice has hogged all the scrambled eggs so we need to ask for more as Zeeshan hasn't had any. The kitchen provide some but are they do it begrudgingly! This is basic accommodation, as we expected. No frills! As we pack up Marco warns me to label our hired sleeping bags as Janice's is damp this morning. I appreciated his thoughtfulness as they're all the same colour and tonight we wouldn't be able to tell them apart. We drive further south to the Little Chiguana Salt Flat. We have to cross over the main train line...

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May 17, 2015 - Laguna Colorada in Bolivian Outback

Our second and thrid days we have gone past the Salt flats and are now in the Bolivian outback. Dusty roads, magnificant landscapes. No electrical poles, houses, or habitation of any kind. We arrived at our accomodations for the second night after dark It was more primitave then the first night, and colder. This place didn't even have electricity. They used generators for 3 hours of light. Their was one bathroom with 2 non flushing (throw some sand in) toilets and no running water. for our group of 16. You had to walk oiutside to get to the...

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Jul 12, 2014 - San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Laguna Colorado, Bolivia

Saturday 12th July 2014 San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Laguna Colorado, Bolivia Up early today and had breakfast in the hotel. Today we leave Chile and head towards the salt flats of Bolivia. We were picked up by a minibus and taken first to the Chile border post on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama where we waited for an hour and a half and were finally stamped out of the country. We then proceeded through no-mans-land for 70kms to the Bolivian immigration post. During this part of the drive, we climbed steadily upwards from about...

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Dec 3, 2013 - Salar de Uyuni tour - Lagunarama

So the second day of the tour and word on the street was its not as good as the first day. I'm going to say it completely different. Brerakfast though was a complete let down. A hot water thermos and a bread roll and a few spreads. I just had a cup of tea in protest to the previous evenings shenanigans with the Evil Salt Hotel Lady. Our first stop was to view Volcan Ollague and one of its steaming fumeroles from a lookout spot. The colours of the volcanoes and mountains here go from yellow to green, to red to grey and then the blue sky....

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Jun 7, 2013 - day 2 salar - rea

Less impressive day for me today....head felt like it was about to explode and I wasn't seeing much that impressed me. Lou loved it all tho at least. Had been dying to see the famous red Laguna which was my main goal of the trip so thoroughly gutted the weather did not favour me. Oh well, shit happens. The whole shredded spare tyre was an interesting diversion then we went to a concrete box to spend the night....brrrrr much! Unfortunately id been poisoned by dinner earlier so multi pills and jabs later it was off to sleep in all my clothes....

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Oct 6, 2009 - Day 2 - Salar de Uyuni - The Great Salt flats

When we woke up at 6.30 this morning, the sun was already up. We both had some very pleasant sleep nicely wrapped in blankets and sleeping bags. Breakfast was bread with butter and jam and some scramble eggs. After breakfast, we headed off for another day of excursion. Today we will cross the dessert, look at an active volcano from a distance and catch sight of flamingos. Today’s drive is a lot more bumpy than the day before as the salt flat was, as the name suggested, pretty flat. Today, we drive through various dessert filled with...

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Sep 11, 2008 - Day 2 - SW Circuit

Last night I stayed in a town called San Antonio de Lipez, and the first thing we did today was visit a ghost town called Ruinas de San Antonio. The old San Antonio was big. Much bigger than the new one. Legend has it that the people who lived in the old town were very rich because they were exploiting a very profitable silver mine, but they got greedy and started doing bad things. So God (or a god?) punished them by sending an epidemic to wipe them out. The few survivors escaped to found the new town, which is poor and depends on llama...

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May 22, 2008 - More lakes and flamingos

This morning we're leaving Chile already, and heading over the border to Bolivia. Everything ran smoothly on the customs side, but unfortunately our jeeps didn't turn up at the border, eventually necessitating a run back down the mountain on the Bolivian side to try and get a mobile signal to call them. So from first to the border we ended up being last to leave whilst we waited for our transport to arrive. Once here, we split ourselves over 3 jeeps and headed down to the altiplano and the amazing Laguna Colorado and Laguna Verde. As you...

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Apr 15, 2007 - Uyuni Tour Day 1

We had to get up at 7am, as our Uyuni tour was starting at 8am. We packed our backpacks and had breakfast. Than we made our way to Agency. There was already, two guys from Poland and a couple from Holland/Germany waiting. So the team was complete. We were picked up by a mini bus and driven to the Bolivian boarder. Migration and Immigration were over fast and we had breakfast on the boarder on an altitude of 3500m. We were given Coca tea for the altitude and than our guide arrived with his Jeep. We loaded our backpacks on the top and than...

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Mar 22, 2007 - Volcanos and Colored Lakes

Today was another day of amazing scenery!!! We saw lots and lots of volcanos (almost all inactive and the active ones just puffing a bit of smoke). The colors are amazing on them because of all of the minerals. The terrain varied from lush green to pretty barren rock and pure desert. We saw several colored lakes today and most of them have flamingos on them. The birds are whitish-pink with very dark wings, especially on the outside. They make funny noises and are mostly interested in eating. They didn't mind us getting too close. We saw...

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Mar 10, 2007 - Laguna Colorada ( Bolivien )

Von San Pedro kommt man am besten über die Grenze nach Bolivien, indem man eine Jeep-Tour durch die Wüste Südboliviens nach Uyuni macht. Also haben wir das gemacht und sind dafür um 8 Uhr morgens mit einem Kleinbus zur bolivianischen Grenze gefahren worden, eine Grenze im Nirgendwo, offensichtlich nur für die Jeeptouristen errichtet, die für den Stempel 15 Bolivianos entrichten müssen. Wir haben dann erstmal gefrühstückt und sind in die Jeeps verteilt worden. Wir sind erst zu einer weissen und dann zu einer grünen Lagune gefahren, hatten...

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Jan 20, 2007 - Altiplano tour

We left San Pedro de Atacama at 8am on Friday morning and went right on the first day up to 5000 meters above sea level. Some people got severely affected by altitude sickness and was one French boy passing out every time he took a few steps. There I learned that you're supposed to pick up arms and legs of the person, shake their limbs and give the patient water. Good to know that if this ever happens to someone traveling with me and no one knows what to do! The worst effect the altitude had on me, however, was "just" a hammering headache...

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