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Aug 28, 2017 - Salar de Uyuni

We arrive at Uyuni and are met at the station and transferred to our Hotel. We check in at around 3am and straight to bed as we have a big day later today. We got a fair bit of sleep on the train so we don't feel too bad, but a little more sleep is always welcome. At 8.30 we have a walking tour of the city of Uyuni. Uyuni is the starting point for most of the tours to the salt flats. It had a long tradition with building rail cars which are no longer built here but there is a rail line, and the train leaves here and crosses over into Chile....

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The Americas

Dec 2, 2013 - Salar de Uyuni tour - Rust and Salt

I was not really sad to see the back of Uyuni. There really is not much here other than it being a dusty frontier town. Still even Uyuni has some charm, just not enough to keep anyone here for more than a night it seems. We ended up getting a tour of the Slat flats and altiplano landscape from Cordillera Traveller. At first it looked like we made the right choice and despite a few hiccups, I doubt we'd find anything much better if we looked again. They picked us up in a Toyota Landrover with Luis Roberto our driver and guide. 6 of us...

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Jun 6, 2013 - salar de uyuni trip day one

I am seriously trigger happy with my camera (if yous hadn't noticed haha) and the ones from this particular couple of days are so so hard to narrow down to a not boring collection, so bear with me, I promise to only post those I think are super braw or interesting....I could post sooooo many more! Hope yours enjoy the ones I pick. Our first day was spent mostly getting to uyuni itself (tourist trap town) and having major money traumas to try and sort as this would be our last town before crossing into Chile. Then I whacked my napper off the...

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trippin out

Dec 7, 2012 - Bolivian salt flat and desert

Uyuni - San pedro de attacama 3 days of mind blowing , nature baffling landscapes. 2 Toyota jeeps held together by love and would probably withstand a war and 11 adventurers. Irish, Danish, Canadian, American, English and Dutch. Conversations ranged from heavy metal, torture movies and whose Santa Claus was real. Most of the time we were gob open ,noses stuck to the window at the undulating landscapes with some soft rock anthems.  The salt flats are perspective mangling bonkers and they build houses out of blocks of salt. The first night in...

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May 15, 2011 - Desert Crossing

We left San Pedro at around 8am to cross the Bolivian border, located in the Atacama desert. Luckily, the customs officer was in a jolly mood and did not charge us the usual crossing fee. Upon clearing customs, we were met by three 4x4s which were our mode of transportation for the three day voyage. Crossing the desert in style was, of course, very important. I therefore made a beeline for the coolest looking car, a black Toyota Land Cruiser. I was joined in the car by Grace, Jonny, Brian, Scott, a cook and our driver. We were all feeling...

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Mar 3, 2011 - Salt Flats Day 3

Today we went to Laguna Verde and the Geyser fields. Got up at 4 IN THE MORNING!! Criminal. It was the longest day ever! So yeah..early get up..was soo cold out too! a zillion layers on and we were ready and off to the Geyser files...it was all dark. We arrived at 5.30ish and couldnt see a thing!It was soo so cold too. But after waiting a while, the sun came up and we could get out and take pictures. This was really incredible. You could see the mud bubbling out of the ground, snd the steam was so HOT! Very sulphery smell of course, too....

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Mar 2, 2011 - Salt Flats Tour - Day 2

DAY 2 Okay...early get up and a nice breakfast packed with Coca Tea...so good! Then off for a long drive to begin our tour of the lakes... On the way we went through a mine of Volcanoes and saw another group of the Llama family animals..called vicuñas but they looked like skinnier llamas..with less hair! So we drove a lot...stopping off at various rocks. One looking like a condor..was really cool. With all these volcanic rocks around. It was all just soo beautiful! the volcanoes had snow on which was glistening like white glossy paint...a...

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Mar 1, 2011 - Salt Flats, Geyser Fields and Lagunas DAY 1

Met at 10ish in Uyuni and our first stop was a Train Cemetery...basically a load of abandonned trains on a disused track..all rusted quickly due to the salt around. Was pretty cool really..got to climb over them all. I asked why they werent just melted down for iron..but apparently the tourist industry holds more money than that would make. Seems a bit of a waste! But oh well! So we stayed here for 20minutes. Then got back in our 4x4 with our guide, Freddy who supposedly didnt speak any english, which was fine for me..easier than i thought...

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Jan 28, 2011 - Uyuni & Salt Flats

28th Jan: Not much to report as a lot of travelling today, 3 or 4 hours on a bus then 7 hours on the train, did see a massive group of flamengoes from the train. For the next 3 days we will be travelling by 4wheel drive over the salt flats. 29th Jan: WOW!! Really impressed with the Salt Flats they are amazing. Some parts had a couple of inches of water and it reflected the sky perfectly. We took some really good photos and some really fun ones like Simon holding Abby in the palm of his hand!! We also went to a train cemetry which was...

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May 15, 2010 - the red lagune

om 7 uur rugzak terug op de jeep geladen en dan via de groene, de blauwe en de smelly lagune, en een paar geisers en vulkanen naar de red lagune waar we overnachten, dit is echt basic hoog in de altiplano waar momenteel een sneeuwstorm heerste, en wij logeerden in een soort schuur zonder verwarming, elektriciteit was er 2 uur per dag, stromend water was er soms en van een douche hadden ze nog nooit gehoord gelukkig had ik mijn warme slaapzak en thermisch ondergoed mee

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Jul 11, 2009 - Bolivia: Salar de Uyuni

From La Paz we took an overnight bus to Uyuni to visit the Salar de Uynui, the world´s largest salt plans in southern Bolivia. There is a train that runs down to Uyuni, but doesn’t run every day and we had spoken to an English couple who had said the bus was fine. Oh how wrong they were! Our very expensive “luxury” bus had some axel problems and we were fortunate enough to be seated right down the back next to the toilets over the wheel. So as well as enduring the most bumpy bus ride ever (even the sleeping tablets I had taken couldn’t keep...

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Oct 28, 2008 - Off to the worlds highest salt flats!

After a great breakfast of banana pancakes and some time to relax we headed off to the Salt Flats in 4x4 jeeps. Some people still aren´t feeling well and didn´t come. Our first stop was a local village where they mine the salt for retail. We saw how they dry it and bag it up. Quite a primative process but effective none-the-less. Next it was time to start getting creative with photos and a large expanse of space and white background. We had been told to take some props with us so that we could take some pretty cool photos. It was hard...

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