Travel Blogs from Uyuni, Bolivia

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Salt Flats of the Devil of the Death from Hell..., Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt Flats of the Devil of the Death from Hell...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... Spanish, French, Danish and New Zealandish comprising our tour group. "Huh?" The Land Cruiser bounced along the dusty roads of Bolivia's south west, close inspection revealing it to be a Toyosa model, rather than the better known Toyota. I try and ...

The salt of the earth, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The salt of the earth

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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After a gorgeous train journey THROUGH bird infested lago Poopo and the desolate plains of south Bolivia it was time for us to understand the REAL meaning of COLD!!!. At 3675m the freezing cold Middle-of-nowhere town of Uyuni is the jump off point for ...

San Pedro - Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

San Pedro - Uyuni

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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Going anti clockwise around South America results in many travellers doing a Jeep tour from San Pedro in Chile to Uyuni in Bolivia. Colque tours in San Pedro was recommended to us, costing $90US approx for a tour which took three days and two nights. ...

Uyuni salt flats tour!, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni salt flats tour!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... at soem crazy rock formations, made from this dusty red rock.....with a view of a volcanoe in the distance (half the volcanoe in Bolivia, half in Chille).  Next a laguna lunch and a lonely flamingo to watch. After a couple more lakes, a bunch more ...

Salar de Uyuni, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... and the incident with our drunk guide in Salar de Uyuni just about finished us off.   However, not to leave Bolivia on a totally negative note, it's the country with the highest indigenous population in South America, which makes it more ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Let's get some perspective (photos), Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Let's get some perspective (photos)

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... into Bolivia. While in San Pedro Tash, Hidde, Hidde's sister Sanne and yours truly, booked onto a 3-day tour of Bolivia's wonderous Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, measuring roughly 10,000kmsq. The tour ended up in Uyuni where we engaged in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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