Travel Blogs from Uyuni, Bolivia

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Salar de Uyuni Tour, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni Tour

A travel blog entry by ready2goo

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... überwältigte uns und wir waren wieder einmal mehr auf unserer Reise, und dies so richtig natürlich glücklich! Kurz vor Uyuni fuhren wir noch zu einem Zugfriedhof. Uralte Dampflocks mitten in der Pamba. Die Gleise bestehen auch noch. Frührer wurden ...

Day 60 and 61 - Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Day 60 and 61 - Uyuni

A travel blog entry by eringardner

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... at a train cemetery where an old train and its disused tracks had just been left there for years to rust away just outside of Uyuni. The rest of the morning was spent visiting what Uyuni is most famous for - its salt flats. The salt flats are what used ...

Salar and Lagunas - Another World, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar and Lagunas - Another World

A travel blog entry by domcrean

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... and, as you might imagine, is full of the rusting shells of steam trains from a bygone age when Uyuni was an important rail hub for which Bolivia exported its minerals to Argentina and Chile. It was quite an atmospheric place and it was amazing to see ...

Uyuni - Salt Flats, Volcanoes and Flamingos, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni - Salt Flats, Volcanoes and Flamingos

A travel blog entry by jimandnat

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On Wednesday evening we arrived at Uyuni and booked a three-day tour for Thursday, with 4 other people we met on the bus; Allan, Grant, Iona (three Glaswegians) and Tom (from Sussex).  So on Thursday we set off at about half past ten with our guide ...

Under Construction - Day 4, Tupiza - Uyuni Tour, Bolivia travel blog

Under Construction - Day 4

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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Under ...

Vast Emptyness, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Vast Emptyness

A travel blog entry by bryanfennell

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We decided to exit Chile and head for Bolivia via a route that many people at our hostel had suggest.  To go through the desert in 4x4's with a local company.  We had heard go things about the trip but not many specifics.  Needless to say ...

Uyuni, Bolivia, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni, Bolivia

A travel blog entry by salsals

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... in Uyuni and made our way to a hostel we had been told about on the ´main road´´with hot showers and good beds.  Uyuni is even smaller than Tupiza.  It is also higher, and absolutely freezing at night time.  The swedish guys were staying ...

We´ll never look at salt in the same way, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

We´ll never look at salt in the same way

A travel blog entry by stevecori

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... but suffice even if you are an avid train lover, this alone is not enough reason to venture this far south into Bolivia. Once back in Uyuni we treated ourselves to a much needed shower and some very decent, if over-priced, pizza. Our plan was to ...

The most remote place I have ever been to, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The most remote place I have ever been to

A travel blog entry by hansieryder

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Breakfast was not very impressive: sugar puffs and dry uncooked porridge but no access to a microwave to cook it, those Windsor teabags that just aren't really strong enough, bread and margarine/butter and jam, and fake fruit juice. We set off for our ...

Back in Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Back in Uyuni

A travel blog entry by ilovetravel0

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Saw a cool parade. It seemed to be a school thing. All these kids were dressed up in different costumes in groups. There was a group of japanese, fairies, micky and minnie mouse etc....... also an icecream lady with Alf the alien on her cart which was ...

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

Salar de Uyuni Tour - Day 4

A travel blog entry by teamjamesnshell

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... some useful first hand info for anyone reading who might ever want to do this tour: Tour Company: Tupiza Tours in Tupiza, Bolivia Tour cost: 1200BOB = $160AUD What to bring: Warm clothes, beanie, gloves, scarf, sleeping bag, plenty tissues, baby wipes, ...

Uyuni Salt Flats Day 2, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni Salt Flats Day 2

A travel blog entry by blobby

Well after being up all night, thanks to a bug that my fellow companions keep on contining to spread, I was not sure I would make it out onto the flats today. Luckily the trusty imodium saved the day. We had a great day out on the salt flats with many ...

Pass the salt please, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Pass the salt please

A travel blog entry by james_and_anna

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The Salar de Uyuni is one of Bolivia's most famous attractions, and it was to be our ultimate destination as we set out on a 4 day tour from Tupiza that promised plenty of sights, many hoursof driving, not to mention lots and lots of llamas. We left the ...

Shakin' and stirrin' to Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Shakin' and stirrin' to Uyuni

A travel blog entry by carincronje

... guidebooks warn against this bumpy ride, but I have never experienced anything like this in my whole life! The 180km stretch to Uyuni took us nothing less than SEVEN HOURS!! And the seven hours consisted of shaking, bumpy movements, shaking, dust, ...

Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni

A travel blog entry by domcrean

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We arrived at Uyuni at 5.00pm after a 7 hour bus journey that was elongated by a delay when the road seemed to be built in front of us! We got to the hotel and as we checked in the very friendly receptionist told us there was not electricity! In the ...

Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by our_oyster

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Well, after 4 days we FINALLY arrived in Uyuni! You can't even imagine our relief. We had heard from a lot of travelers how much of a dive the town was so with such low expectations we were pleasantly surprised. I mean it's no gem but it's not the worst ...

A Problem Shared, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

A Problem Shared

A travel blog entry by steviesteveo

The jeep trip ended here in Uyuni (3675metres above sea level). Said goodbye to Sarah, Joakim, Thomas and Cathy. Met Lachlen (P.E. Teacher from Australia) and caught the bus to La Paz at 8:30pm. This has to be the worse bus journey I have ever been on, ...

Salt, Sun, Sand, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt, Sun, Sand

A travel blog entry by pengs_nadz

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... - and heaven help those who don't! 2) Speaking of drunken driving: when a move was made to outlaw drinking-and-driving in Bolivia a few years ago, there were huge protests and riots against it... apparently, no matter whether you're a taxi- or ...

the road to nowhere, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

the road to nowhere

A travel blog entry by ilovemonkeys

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... met the week before) set off on the much anticipated and very famous 4-day jeep tour of southern bolivia which culmintates in the bizarre salar de uyuni (the worlds largest and highest salt flat). this part of the country ranges from 3500-5000m - bloody ...

Where can I get some salt around here?, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Where can I get some salt around here?

A travel blog entry by livtajim

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... on Sunday which has the potential to be volatile.  We had planned to get into Chile on Friday before the borders around Bolivia closed on Saturday. We certainly didn´t want to be there in case there was trouble. Taj sadly said goodbye to our ...

A new country and a new stamp in my passport!, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

A new country and a new stamp in my passport!

A travel blog entry by simonryser

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... geschafft ohne einen einzigen Sturz! Gottseidank sonst haetten wir Dan noch eine Cheesecake zahlen muessen :-) Nach Lapaz gings dann weiter nach Uyuni! Zuerst mit dem public bus in eine kleine stadt (in the middle of nowhere) wo wir dann den Zug (7h) ...

Another Planet Part 2, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Another Planet Part 2

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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... we have all made plans to get out of town tonight.  Originally, we thought about going to Potosi, the mining capital of Bolivia, but reports on the freezing conditions and strikes there have turned us away – we’re ready to be warmer and ...

The sizzling Salar, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The sizzling Salar

A travel blog entry by roseoftheworld2

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... in Spanish; he just drives. But not to worry; the landscape speaks for itself, more or less.   Shortly after departing from Uyuni, a Wild West town that would be lost in the desert were it not for the tourists, we stopped at the train cemetery. ...

Back to Bolivia!, Uyuni -absolutely awsome!, Bolivia travel blog

Back to Bolivia!

A travel blog entry by fionaaxe

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... . Miles and miles of desert and then bright lagoons and Thermal pools and Geysers. We had to cross the border from Chile to Bolivia and the immigration office was literally a shack in the middle of the desert. We ate breakfast and luch from the back of ...

Mindbending Uyuni to La Paz and Rurrenabaque, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Mindbending Uyuni to La Paz and Rurrenabaque

A travel blog entry by joe.southin

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... of pringles tins, beer bottles and the rest; we make do with some plastic dinosaurs we got at a bargain price from the Uyuni markets - my haggling skills are improving by leaps and bounds as I skillfully negotiate the price down from 16 to 15 Bolivianos: ...

Horizons as surreal as a Dali!, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Horizons as surreal as a Dali!

A travel blog entry by c4corey

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... quite a liking for it... as long as it comes with sugar! From there I cruised on over to La Paz, Bolivia and down to Oruro making my way to Uyuni. Unfortunately the rain stopped all bus traffic so I waited it out for the train that left two days ...

Salt pains Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt pains Uyuni

A travel blog entry by gidneybeans

Cold, martian type salt land. The greatest hacky sack arena known to ...

Wit, witter, witst!, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Wit, witter, witst!

A travel blog entry by bartenjoke

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... is en duidt op de twee gebergtes die in het westen van het continent 7000 km door Venezuela, Colombië, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivi'', Chili en Argentinië lopen. Straffen toebak! Je ziet: wij hebben goed opgelet in de les en waren nieuwsgierig naar deze witte ...

Into the Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Into the Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by aleman

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... to the center and then south, they said that the water level will increase and they would not drive themselves. So i returned back, after making some nice fotos. Finally making the last 40km to town of uyuni where i had a big pizza at ...

CAVES, PHOTO SHOOT AND HIGH ALTITUDE FOOTBALL, San Pedro de Quémez, Bolivia travel blog

CAVES, PHOTO SHOOT AND HIGH ALTITUDE FOOTBALL

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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We were now on our way to the desert and en route we visited a rural school. There were only 13 children from the ages of 6 to 11. The teacher was really sweet and allowed us to look at the children's books. We were very impressed. By eight their ...

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