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Dec 23, 2011 - Uyuni

Dec 23 to 26 Uyuni Being in Uyuni was like being on another planet. The first day we visited a dry salt bed which went as far as the eye can see, far enough that you can see the curve of the earth. In the middle of the salt bed you find an island that is covered in very tall cactus's which was a very strange sight. Then it was fun trying to take pictures that don't correctly show depth in them. We stopped at a hotel made of salt for lunch, then continued our journey in a crammed land cruiser. Our guide did not speak a word of English which...

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Jul 14, 2011 - Salar de Uyuni salt lakes

Salt lakes here we come...... through the snow! The Southern part of the lake had snow on them and so we couldn´t get to that part, but we saw the salt flats (one of the most beautiful places in the world), saw how they turned the ground into table salt, took a lot of silly pictures and stayed in a salt hotel, a whole building made out of salt, amazing. They only have electricity for three hours in the evening, so once the lights went out we scared ourselves silly with ghost stories and couldn´t go brush our teeth by ourselves, yes yes we...

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Jul 9, 2011 - Salt Flats of Uyuni

To be updated later with photos and stuff, when we find a computer that isnt Vista retarded. And one has been found. Enjoy the few photos, there isnt much to say apart from how tranquil it all was. We did see a fox crossing the road, but we couldnt get a good photo. We also saw flamingos in flight, no photo was attempted. Worth every Boliviano (220 pp inc lunch)

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Jul 8, 2011 - Bolivia (and getting here)

We have made some good choices and then we have made bad choices. After arriving in Lima, we had some plans to visit south Peru and work our way back slowly. Somehow, we decieded it would be a good idea to visit the Bolivian salt flats, this has turned out to be a bad idea. Firstly, the bus companies in Lima are scattered and impossible to get a collected amount of information on. So, we managed to get a ticket from Lima to Cuzco, not as far as we would have liked, but we were getting tired and anything will do. This is where it started to...

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Jun 26, 2011 - Bolivian Salt Flats

Wow so since our epic bus trip down into chile, we spent half a day in Arica before flying to La Paz, Bolivia. We immediately fell in love, it´s something like 3000m above sea level, so we automatically felt drunk with altitude! It´s amazing to look down on the city from high up, plus best of all it´s CHEAP! From La Paz we once again took an UNHEATED (though there were blankets!) bus down to Uyuni. Though I wasn´t going to be caught off guard again, so I literally wore ALL my clothes on the bus (10 layers?!) In Uyuni we jumped on a two day...

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Feb 28, 2011 - Uyuni

Well we are here!! Arrived last night in this little town...not too much to say about it but its in the middle of nowhere..quite high up..and the roads are all flooded! But its a really cute place.. Keep seeing pictures of Cochabamba around and La Paz...they look so bad! The floods really have killed them! But we are all safe and dry...apart from some of the roads but its all good! Only 2 more nights in Bolivia! CRAZY!!!

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Oct 9, 2010 - Salar de Uyuni and S.W. Bolivia

The South West: Bolivia's South West is a wilderness of harsh hillscapes, bubbling geysers and bright colours. It's remote, travelling over rough dirt roads with only a few small, scattered settlements around mining areas. The diverse landscapes range from the blinding white Salar de Uyuni salt flat to the geothermal hotbeds where you can see mud boiling and Lagunas filled with Flamingo's. Salar de Uyuni: The world's largest salt flat (12,106 square km) sits at 3,653 metres above sea level. When the surface is dry (like it was when I was...

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Sue's Big Trip

Jul 31, 2010 - Uyuni, 3676 m. (11,765 ft.)

What we are to see today: Salar de Uyuni, Isla Pescado, Museo de Sal, Cementerio de Trenes, Uyuni See the pics. We greatly enjoyed the tour, our driver (Pedro), and accomodations/food provided by Pamela Tours. Would highly recommend them to others contemplating this journey into the desert! Once we arrived in Uyuni, a dusty but quite nice desert town...here because of mining and salt, the RR comes here for this purpose having been built by US and later English investors to suck out the silver and other minerals in mines within 100 km of...

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South America Plus

Jul 20, 2010 - uyuni

.The bus to uyuni was the worst bus ride so far. The bus was full tight and I was crammed in the back where I couldn't recline and the window had a crack leaking cold air in. I caught myself feeling sick again possibly with a slight fever. I tossed and turned waking every five or ten minutes to change possition. I leaned foreward with my arms crossed over the seat in front of me head on arms ( I'm sure the person in that seat was happy about that). I put jackets against the window to guard from the cold but nothing comforted me. The six...

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My Travels

Jun 14, 2010 - Awe Inspiring Uyuni Tour

We have just come back from the most amazing 3 days driving in a jeep through some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen. We all piled into 2 jeeps. Luckily I was in the jeep with the English speaking guide Obert and the chef Dora.The first day we drove out to the salt plains,which were a flat sheet of salt that looks like ice. It stretches for as far as the eye can see. For lunch we dined on illama at outdoor salt tables. We took heaps of crazy photos with dinosaurs and other objects and us because the salt flats change the size...

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Adios Amigos 2010

May 19, 2010 - Uyuni and the Salt Flats of Bolivia

Uyuni (12 - 16 May) When we orginally set off on our South American trip Bolivia and the salt flats were always on the cards but the big question was how and when would we get there? We had spent about three weeks in Argentina and had accustomed to the Argentinean way of life, however, we set out our route so that we would head north hugging the western border of Argentina until we got close enough to make the move into Bolivia. In Mendoza we took stock of our proximity to Bolivia and figured based on a rough calculation that we could most...

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May 15, 2010 - The Salt Flats

Uyuni, which is the jumping off point for tours into the Salt Flats, is a genuinely horrible town of rubbish and freeeeezing cold rooms with no heating. Most people spend a few hours there...being us we ended up staying a full two nights! This was due to the fact that we were waiting to meet Jake, Sam and Currie so that we could do the tour together. To be fair,they were worth waiting for. We squashed all seven of us into a party jeep definitely made for less people, driven by our lovely driver Danny. After a quick stop at el Cementerio de...

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