We’ve come to one of the place I wanted to visit most of all in Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni. The town of Uyuni itself isn’t much to brag about, with kilometer long streets it reminds me of a those towns you see in the wester movies, unfortunattely I didn’t see any duels. But I didn’t come here for the city, I came here for the salt desert just outside the town.
My first thought was to just do a one day trip to see the place, but I ended up taking a 3 day tour instead (I’m really happy I did since I got in a great group). And since it was a 3 day tour there was so much more than just the salt desert. Our first stop was this train graveyard a few hundred meters away from the town, I’ve never seen anything like it, pretty cool place..
After a short drive and a quick stop at a village on the border to the salt desert we finally arrived. In the picture bellow you can see how they are gathering the salt somehow, don’t ask me how, I have no idea. Even though this place is pretty awesome it took some more driving until it got really interesting and you couldn’t see anything except the horizon and a few volcanos.
This first day we spent all time on the salt desert plus a short visit to the cactus island lying in the middle of it all. Awesome day with great people, enjoy!
Someone should bring a Swedish flag..
Google Salar de Uyuni and you will see a lot of pictures with people doing funny things, of course we had to take some as well! Here’s a couple of them.
My ”international” group, from the left: Me (Sweden), Erin (Canada), Jacek (Poland), Simon (Germany), Emily (New Zealand), Max (Canada) & our driver Jose (Bolivia).
The day ended with a few glasses of whine at this nice and simple hotel (of course everything was made out of salt)
Hope everything is good with you and it’s really cold back in Sweden, I myself am going to jump into the pool now ;)
Take care /Erik