Travel Blogs from San Juan, Bolivia

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To a Hotel made completely of salt, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

To a Hotel made completely of salt

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... on the horizon. We then set off again on the longest part of the journey so far, around 2 hours. This took us to a place called San Juan. It was a small, sleepy old town, but it gave us chance to stretch our legs and have a walk round. It was at this ...

South to Laguna Colorado (Tour Day 2), San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

South to Laguna Colorado (Tour Day 2)

A travel blog entry by bgibson

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The next day we when south towards the boarder of Argentina. The terain is really high andean desert and the scenery is awesome. we also stopped at a bunch of lakes that had different colors depending on what minerals were in them. A few of the lakes had ...

The Salar de Uyuni, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

The Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by danandloulou

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... get a tour sorted. We booked with Cordillera in the end who had exactly what we all wanted - a 3 day trip that ended in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Well, the pictures do the incredible places we visited and things we saw far more justice than words can ...

Cycling days 202 to 208: Oruro to San Juan, San Juan de Rosario, Bolivia travel blog

Cycling days 202 to 208: Oruro to San Juan

A travel blog entry by hobos

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... of the time. At 3pm, we spot a town in the distance; an hour later, we arrive at a road sign indicating that it is San Juan! The previous sign had overestimated the distance by 10km, hallelujah! We talk to some local men, then go find a store to buy ...

Volcanoes, Flamingos, and the Red Lagoon, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Volcanoes, Flamingos, and the Red Lagoon

A travel blog entry by intrepidfred

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Uyuni trek: day two Our Land Cruiser broke down at a military checkpoint this morning. Good thing Cesar is an expert mechanic; we were back on the road 45 minutes later. After that it was another spectacular day of sightseeing. The ...

Dia 26 - Uyuni - San Juan del Rosario, San Juan del Rosario, Bolivia, Bolivia travel blog

Dia 26 - Uyuni - San Juan del Rosario

A travel blog entry by tiagotavares

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Excursion sud ouest bolivien ; J1, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Excursion sud ouest bolivien ; J1

A travel blog entry by garion

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... ne voyait plus rien à travers le pare brise arrière, il était plein de sel. On est finalement arrivé dans un minuscule village appelé San Juan, au coucher du soleil. Il commençait à faire super froid. On a pris en photos quelques lamas, et on s'est ...

I love the Salt Flats!!, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

I love the Salt Flats!!

A travel blog entry by teirrac

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Wed. night I took a night bus to Uyuni in the southern part of Bolivia, where I joined a tour with 5 other people headed to the Salar de Uyuni.  Our first stop was a Train Cemetery on the edge of Uyuni -- its full of old trains that used to transport ...

Sights of Bolivia. The dry bits, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Sights of Bolivia. The dry bits

A travel blog entry by woodshed-abroad

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... it was a hard way to make a living when most tours arrive here in the afternoon and head straight to their accommodation. San Juan has existed for a very long time. Spanish is the second tongue spoken here, the native tongue has survived many conquests. ...

Encore des lagunes!, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Encore des lagunes!

A travel blog entry by frdrick

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... du desert digne des peintures  de dali, puis a l'arret suivant il y a plusieurs roches au forme speciale, du a l'erosion. finalement, on arrvie a San juan pour la 2e nuit. Un hotel tout en sel, de la brique de sel, reuni avec du mortier de sel, et le ...

Day 2 of the trip, more lakes volcanoes, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Day 2 of the trip, more lakes volcanoes

A travel blog entry by mullins

... get up early and head off to see some rock formations, lakes, flamingos and volcanoes. That evening we stopped at a small town called San Juan, and stayed in a hotel made entirely out of salt. We had a soccer match with some local kids, and we nearly ...

day 105: salar day one, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

day 105: salar day one

A travel blog entry by ursburs

We found another fun group. Not like the Sexy Llamas but the young Dutch couple and the two Czeck guys are quite ok too. We got a good Jeep and a fun driver cum guide. After crossing a desert of garbage our first stop is the train cemitary where ...

Salt Flat Heaven!, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Salt Flat Heaven!

A travel blog entry by surgeongeneral

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... had frozen to death when their car broke down in the middle of the salt flats. So , about an hour before sunset we rolled into San Juan. We ended up having a fantastic diner prepared by one of Carlos`s girlfriends, and then I went to bed so as to avoid ...

Auf dem grössten Salzsee der Welt, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Auf dem grössten Salzsee der Welt

A travel blog entry by rahelundpeter

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... wir hier nicht erwartet, so gibt es denn auch keine Steckdosen oder abschliessbare Zimmertüren. Egal - wenigstens sinkt die Zimmertemperatur in der Nacht nicht auf eine unerträgliche Temperatur. Strecke: Uyuni - Salar de Uyuni - Uyuni - San Juan   ...

Salt N no pepper, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Salt N no pepper

A travel blog entry by escapingthenhs

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... not touring the world. First stop on the tour was the highly bizarre tourist attraction- the Train Cemetery. Uyuni used to connect Bolivia to the outside world via trains. It doesn´t anymore and this is where the trains have been laid to rest. After ...

Vulkan, Wüste und Lagunen, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Vulkan, Wüste und Lagunen

A travel blog entry by shaudenschild

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Vom Salz Hotel sind wir in Richtung San Juan aufgebrochen. Nach einem kurzen Stop dort sind wir weiter zu einem Aussichtspunkt des Vulkans Ollague gefahren. Dieser Vulkan ist immer noch aktiv und wir konnten sehen, dass er etwas raucht. Danach sind wir ...

Day 2, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Day 2

A travel blog entry by jeffandlisa

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... than the first night. Still no hot water though and elictricty only till 9pm... More about the rest of the trip and pics in the next few days, internet is annoyingly slow here... (And yes, we still have that annoying san or dust corn on our lense :( ...

Salar de Uyuni, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by vogels-viajando

After a tortuous bus journey we started our jeep tour. We spend the afternoon on the salar and stayed overnight in hotel build from salt. Even the beds and tables were made from salt. ...

Jeep day 3, San Juan, Bolivia travel blog

Jeep day 3

A travel blog entry by ajm56

As always, dragging my bum outta bed at 6am was a massive challenge, but as soon as I stepped out of the front door of the hostel and saw the sun rising over the desert, my mood instantly lifted: it was a beautiful thing to wake up to and set the ...

Day 158 - Island of Fish - Atacama Desert, san juan, Bolivia travel blog

Day 158 - Island of Fish - Atacama Desert

A travel blog entry by casebrownfamily

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... white salt flats changed to more recognizable sandy features. We followed a road for about another hour before we came to San Juan. San Juan, still at a height of 3600metres, a dusty town but amazingly with two full size soccer pitches. Dusty pitches ...

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