Travel Blogs from Uyuni, Bolivia

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Salt Flat Tour, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt Flat Tour

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... area of old rusting unused English steam trains that can no longer be used because of the lack of wood in this area of Bolivia.  We started to feel the benefit of our slightly more expensive tour when our English speaking guide Oscar gave us a full ...

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 ...

Bumpy, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Bumpy

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... we decided to do a day tour out to see the ruins of Tiwanaku (also called Tiahuanaco). These are the best Inca ruins in Bolivia, but we'd heard they are nothing compared to those found in Peru. After the hours drive out from La Paz we arrived at the ...

Geez It's Cold, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Geez It's Cold

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... in the town of San Cristobal. Six years ago the town didn't exist, springing up with a huge mineral boom occurring in the area. With Uyuni in sight the car gave a cough, splutter then suddenly stopped. Oh no, so close yet so far! We'd run out of ...

Where we're going we don't need roads, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Where we're going we don't need roads

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... you are just a bit weak & have to slow down. Thankfully I had no queasiness or headaches that were too bad.   After getting into Bolivia we split into groups of 6 and got into our jeeps for the rest of the trip. Nadine & I were paired with a ...

Salar de Uyuni...The World's Largest Salt Desert, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni...The World's Largest Salt Desert

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... thermal springs before everyone in my group got dropped off and took a bus to Chile and I returned alone with the guide to Uyuni. I think the pictures convey this adventure quite clearly so take some time and check them out... there a lot of em! The ...

Chased by a dinosaur!, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Chased by a dinosaur!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... bus, said goodbye to Abe, didn't tip Bruno and the 5 of us drove over the border and the driver exclaimed 'CHILE! CHILE!'. I found Bolivia tough going. The altitude in La Paz really got to me and I was low for a couple of days, but the Isla de Sol ...

The Great Train Graveyard, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Great Train Graveyard

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... It promises to be a fantastic tour if we can find a reliable guide that prepares good food and we can manage to stay warm. Uyuni only has two attractions; Tours to the Salar, and a rusty old train graveyard. This entry has photos from the Train Graveyard ...

Brush with death aboard a Bolivian bus, On the road from Potosi to Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Brush with death aboard a Bolivian bus

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... we boarded the 10am bus to Uyuni, about six hours away. The road was gravel all the way (as they mostly are in Bolivia) but in pretty good condition. Minutes out of Potosi, we realised that wed lost our guidebook, our precious bible, probably left ...

Salt and beyond..., Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt and beyond...

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... and somehow Carlos got us to a small town for us to fill up on fuel however they had run out. A while later we reached Uyuni which is basically a desert town and pretty small and not as touristy or small as San Pedro but are a lot more locals here. We ...

Bright White, Coqueza, Bolivia travel blog

Bright White

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... of Uyuni. The town of Uyuni has had a large mining past and these old locomotives were used to transport the minerals across Bolivia. Now they lay still, rusting in the cold air. After wandering around the many rusting relics we headed back into town ...

Sneaking through the Bolivian border, Laguna Colorada, Bolivia travel blog

Sneaking through the Bolivian border

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... fascinating to see. We had seen boiling mood and steam geysers in New Zealand but we never really thought about them being in Bolivia. Approximately an hour later we got to the first part of Laguna Colorada. We stopped off to get some photos of the ...

Chilling out in an out of bounds town, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Chilling out in an out of bounds town

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Today we just hung around Uyuni. We checked out of Prisoner Cell Block H around 11am then sat and had a late brekky of scrambled eggs. I then went off to book a bus to La Paz for that evening. The first place I went to had no places left (apparently, ...

The Dust, Dirt and Dogs of Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Dust, Dirt and Dogs of Uyuni

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... the trains stopped running here because all the coal was supplied by Chile, and after an argument with them they stopped supplying Bolivia with coal. We have found that most South American countries have problems with Chile! Bit like the France of South ...

From San Pedro to Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

From San Pedro to Uyuni

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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Our trip from "San Pedro" Chile, across the astonishing landscapes to Uyuni in Bolivia, would take us three days and two nights. There are several agencies, but we went with "Cordillera Traveller" whos selling point was that their drivers never got ...

4 flats in 3 days, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

4 flats in 3 days

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... We got back exhausted, hot and dusty (the dirt tracks throw up loads of dust so you can't have the windows open, and this is Bolivia so air-con doesn't exist so you get hot but still dust inexplicably gets into the jeep so you are still covered in dust by ...

Uyuni - Some Home Comforts, But Still No Water!, Uyuni and Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni - Some Home Comforts, But Still No Water!

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... , Andrea and I ventured out for some breakfast, but were again victims of exasperatingly slow (almost non-existent) service - it seems that Bolivia is not the place to indulge in eating out. We spent a fair portion of the day back on the Internet (we had ...

Geysers at 4500m in Bolivia, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Geysers at 4500m in Bolivia

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Geysers at 4500m in ...

Salar De Uyuni, Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar De Uyuni

A travel blog entry by irax

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Sorry for the delay in writing this entry! Ill skip it in the meantime and write about it in June, Ill add a link back here at that time. Cheers for ...

Dinosaurs, Flamingos and a Load O' Salt, Sucre/Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Dinosaurs, Flamingos and a Load O' Salt

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... continuing into Chile after Laguna Verde, which is basically on the border. We had originally wanted to go back to Uyuni to see a little more of Bolivia, and had never planned to go to Chile, but because strikes started again all over the country the day ...

Three of the most unforgettable days of our trip, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Three of the most unforgettable days of our trip

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... mentioned in our previous entry finding a reliable tour operator to the salt flats can be as challenging as a finding a Mc Donald's in Bolivia. Since we were planning on taking the tour over Christmas we wanted to be sure we wouldn't be eating raw turkey ...

Dennis the Menace, Altoa Town, Bolivia travel blog

Dennis the Menace

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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After a great nights sleep we were greeted at the breakfast table by Clementine with pancakes for breakfast. Yum Yum. This gave us the energy kick we'd need to hike up to the mirador (viewing point) of the Tunupa Volcano. Driving through a few farms ...

Flat Flat Flat, Salt Plains, Bolivia travel blog

Flat Flat Flat

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... locomotive graveyard outside Uyuni - which was marred by idiot tourists deciding graffiti was the way to make this place better. Return to Uyuni, and have a wonderful warm shower - I think I must have used the entire towns water supply, but I needed ...

Flamingos and crazy rocks formation, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Flamingos and crazy rocks formation

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Flamingos and crazy rocks ...

Altiplano - Lagunas, Deserts and Salares, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Altiplano - Lagunas, Deserts and Salares

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... and set off on our three-day trip. A couple of hours later, having duly completed the border control formalities, we entered Bolivia and ascended up to the altiplano, as flat sandy deserts gave way to steep hillsides. When we reached the pretty Laguna ...

A Four Day Foray into Bolivia, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

A Four Day Foray into Bolivia

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... of San Pedro de Atacama, but we were also intrigued by signs for 4WD jeep adventure tours to the Salt Flats of Southwest Bolivia. After some investigation we found that a four-day organized tour, including accommodation and meals, was only US$90. How ...

Salt Flat adventure, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt Flat adventure

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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We spent three days in jeeps crossing the Altiplano and Salt Flats of Bolivia. The journey was spectacular, multi coloured lagoons, strange rock formations and huge expanses of desert. We drove out of San Pedro and crossed the border into Bolivia, the ...

So much beauty, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

So much beauty

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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4 x 4 x far, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

4 x 4 x far

A travel blog entry by kris

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some dinosaur footprints but faced with an easy night bus to the other end of the country and with the nagging voice in the back of my head to speed up my travels unfortunatly gave it a ...

A little bit drunk, and nearly stoned, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

A little bit drunk, and nearly stoned

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... alpaca wool blankets were warm and didn't smell too much, but then again I wasn't expecting much for GBP1.40 (I think Bolivia is comfortably - or rather, uncomfortably - the cheapest country I've been to). The next morning (Happy 42nd Anniversary, Mum ...

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