Travel Blogs from Uyuni, Bolivia

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Uyuni and its not-so-immediate vicinity, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni and its not-so-immediate vicinity

A travel blog entry by bred

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... of six got along really well. We were all under 25, and represented France (Judith and Pauline), Australia (Michael), Switzerland (Rafael), Bolivia (Roberto), and the US (me). We got along well enough that the people alone made the three days worth the ...

Great pizza, not much else, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Great pizza, not much else

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... ;s the most unfriendly place that we’ve been to in a while.  Unlike everyone else we’ve encountered in Bolivia Uyuni has some very rude people working in the internet places and the restaurants.  That could very well be because they ...

Salar de Uyuni - Day 1, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni - Day 1

A travel blog entry by florby

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Left Tupiza at 8am, starting our 4d3n Uyuni salt flats tour. Max joined us on our jeep, and we got refunded b100 each as there's now 5 of us on the car. It was no issue as the seating was the same, the cook was with the other car. We drove on gravel ...

The Journey of the Devil of the Death From Hell..., Uyuni - Puerto Iguazu, Bolivia travel blog

The Journey of the Devil of the Death From Hell...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... In Brief' mini-columns, as these things frequently do. Especially from places like Bolivia. Just a bit differently... The journey across the continent from Uyuni to Puetro Iguazu has been an absolute fucking nightmare. No exaggeration. Certainly ...

Journey across the Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Journey across the Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... immigration office. The wind was also a surprise as it was fierce and cut through you like a knife. After getting stamped into Bolivia, we were given a breakfast of tea and ham and cheese buns in a run down bunker beside the immigration office. There ...

Braving the Alitudes in Bolivia, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Braving the Alitudes in Bolivia

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... altitude when she was in La Paz. I put that thought aside and got on the bus.  The border crossing from Chile to Bolivia was like no international border I“d ever seen. But I guess I“ve really only seen the US borders (both Mexico and ...

Bolivia - Land of a Million Landscapes, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia - Land of a Million Landscapes

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... 24 people...no heat....no electricity other than generators....... Not what I expected, not what they expected but the scenery from Uyuni, Bolivia to the Chilean border,  where I was dropped off before it even opened....in the middle of absolutely ...

In Bolivia & those white piles of powder are salt, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

In Bolivia & those white piles of powder are salt

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... world's largest salt flats, which is nearly 12,000 square kilometres at a altitude of just over 3.6kms above sea level. From Uyuni, most daytrips leave in four wheel drive jeeps with a stop at the Cemeterio de Trenes where old locomotives sit, waiting ...

Bizarre scenery in the World's Largest Salt Flat, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Bizarre scenery in the World's Largest Salt Flat

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... entry. Just scroll through the images I managed to capture and you'll get a glimpse of how spectacular southern Bolivia really is. Here's a quick taste: Quantifiable Summary As another twist for this entry, instead of the usual ...

Uyuni and the Salt Flats, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni and the Salt Flats

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... 've ever experienced... still, I took my sleeping bag with me so slept pretty much through all of it... We arrived in Uyuni really early in the morning and it was goddamn freeeeezing! Once again we used our numbers to hunt down the cheapest ...

Flat and salty, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Flat and salty

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... trains were abandoned there.  Most lay rusting now in the train graveyard, and is now one of the major tourist attractions in Uyuni.  The place was absolutely crawling with tourists, and I had to wait for a while to try get some photos without ...

To the Salt Lakes of Bolivia, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

To the Salt Lakes of Bolivia

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... Estrella del Sur, that starts in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, and finishes on the edge of an expansive salt flat in Uyuni, Bolivia. Day 1 Bolivian Border to Lago Colorado We are picked up bright and early at our hostel and meet some of our fellow ...

Salar de Uyuni - Day 2 and 3, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni - Day 2 and 3

A travel blog entry by florby

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... felt thankful that we did not have to get stuck in the snow this morning. Praying that we will be able to get out of this place tomorrow. If we are stuck here another night, our itinerary would be screwed. Huayllajara, Eduardo Avaroa National Park, ...

The Highest....Bolivia in a Nutshell, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Highest....Bolivia in a Nutshell

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... fast and doing all sorts of crazy stuff lately - overall Bolivia has been phenomenal (and CHEAP!). Stick with me here, because Bolivia has... THE HIGHEST NAVIGABLE LAKE IN THE WORLD (3810 metres) First stop, Lago Titicaca and Isla de Sol, mythical ...

A Pinch of Salt, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

A Pinch of Salt

A travel blog entry by samkirsop

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... price included 2 nights accommodation, all of our meals, entry to the national parks, departure and entry taxes to Chile and Bolivia respectively and our transport - the grand total was just under fifty pounds, and we forked out for a more expensive ...

The end of planet earth with added salt..., Uyuni to San Pedro, Bolivia travel blog

The end of planet earth with added salt...

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... down the silver mines in Chile, and mother farming Quinoa grain in the desert. I have been feeling increasingly guilty whilst in Bolivia about having given our time to the children of Galįpagos, a part of South America where I now realise the ...

A harrowing day, Uyuni to Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

A harrowing day

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... the world. Watching CNN though there were reports of a train crash that killed 5 in Egypt but no mention of any deaths in Bolivia. Makes you think. We have all talked about it a lot and Dave and I emailed and called our families today to remind them ...

Flamingoes, fumeroles and wide open spaces, Salar de Uyuni and Laguna Colorada circuit, Bolivia travel blog

Flamingoes, fumeroles and wide open spaces

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... afternoon, after collecting bags and arranging onward travel, everyone gathered in Minuteman (the best pizza place in the world, let alone Bolivia!) for a farewell drink and a bite to eat. We“d bought tickets for the 1.45am train to Oruro (from where we ...

Altiplano Day Two, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Altiplano Day Two

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... the main "road" from Uyuni to Calama in Chile, and very gradually over the next few hours we started descending. We arrived in Uyuni in the late afternoon and checked into our hotel. We were all desperate for a shower since we hadn't had one since ...

4 day Salar de Uyuni tour!!, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

4 day Salar de Uyuni tour!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... , Felix and our cook, Reina both seemed nice and friendly. Over the first 3 days we explored the South West of Bolivia. It involved a fair amount of driving but we saw some unique and spectacular landscapes. Crazy rock formations, frozen lagoons, ...

The Incredible Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Incredible Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... were soon on our way to the incredible Salar de Uyuni full of excited aniticipation. Here are a few interesting facts.... 1. The Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat, measuring 10, 582 square km. 2. It sits at 3,656 metres above sea level and ...

It's all as plain as Salt., Salar de Uynuni, Bolivia travel blog

It's all as plain as Salt.

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... , the Salar de Uyuni, and we had made it... on bikes!  Basically, 40000 to 25000 years ago much of south west bolivia was a lake which dried up to leave two smaller lakes and two major salt concentrations, the lagest being the Salar de Uyuni. It ...

Can you pass the salt please?, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Can you pass the salt please?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... Tours in San Pedro de Atacama, heading over the altiplano and through Salar de Uyuni on our way to the town of Uyuni in Bolivia. With me on the trip are Catherine and Marcus (a young and friendly couple from California, on their way to Tierra del Fuego ...

The Salt Times, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Salt Times

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Onwards and up to our next destination, Uyuni. The gateway town to the Bolivian salt flats, an ancient ocean now dried up forming the largest salt flat in the world at 4,085 square miles (10,582 square km).  We drove out for a day trip, ...

Uyuni Salt Flats, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni Salt Flats

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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The Uyuni Salar is the largest salt flat in the world and one of the most bizare places on the planet.  It's 4,000 square miles of perfectly flat white salt at 12,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by ...

The Human Centipede and the Red Lagoon, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Human Centipede and the Red Lagoon

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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... pass out with everything he was trying to tell us.  The first stop was the train graveyard, where the first trains in Bolivia had been abandoned to rust in the salt: a giant playground for adults... seriously there were even see-saws and swings made ...

Jeep Jeep, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Jeep Jeep

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... from Canada, and Kathina from Finland, who were all planning on doing the same tour of the south west of Bolivia and the salt flats (the Salar de Uyuni). So, we decided to go together. After a minor delay of nearly two hours, the luxurious train made ...

Train Cemetery, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Train Cemetery

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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Our final stop was the Train Cemetery - an old train junkyard out in the desert and a very cool playground.  I wish I had one of these around when I was a kid!   ...

Salar de Uyuni - Day 4, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni - Day 4

A travel blog entry by florby

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... farewell with Max and Froilan, our guide. Checked into a B40 hostel located at the bus station area. Had dinner across the street when the lights finally came on. Went back to have a lukewarm shower, and packed our bags to leave Bolivia Uyuni, ...

Mindblowing Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Mindblowing Bolivia

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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I signed up for a 3 day tour from San Pedro in Chile to Uyuni in Bolivia for $80 USD all inclusive. There are quit a few companies that offer a very similar thing, but I would recommend the company I went with (Estrella del Sur) because I think our food ...

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