Travel Blogs from Uyuni, Bolivia

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Anyone for Dust?, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Anyone for Dust?

A travel blog entry by lauraandlee

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... cacti. There is also a hotel constructed of blocks of brownish salt, which must have the most expensive toilet in Bolivia. A few kilometres further, into the brown mountainous wilderness where you think that nothing could survive, there are red, green ...

Villazon and Tupiza in Boliver, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Villazon and Tupiza in Boliver

A travel blog entry by womblepeter

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SHADES OF THE WILD WEST ?   Villazon is a real old fashioned border town that appears to be a hub of constant activity. You canīt say illegal activity but it certainly seems a little dubious with lines of people carrying bags, boxes, sacks, ...

Take Me Back to Canada Where It’s Warm?!?!, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Take Me Back to Canada Where It’s Warm?!?!

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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... for lithium yet). (On another side note while I am reaming off stats, 48% of the world’s quinoa comes from Bolivia). Anyway, after a beautiful sunrise we headed over to Isla del Pescado aka Isla Incahuasi, which is a coral island that is ...

Something Unequivocal, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Something Unequivocal

A travel blog entry by afeder

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... with snow in the distance. A true surrealist dreamscape. Salvador Dali would envy a desert such as this. III. Southern Bolivia The next day, I join my tour company for what will be my three days of transport through Southern Bolivia. ...

salty taste, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

salty taste

A travel blog entry by rightwayaround

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... my debating skills in Spanish) I had to settle for watery soup. The important lesson I learned from this - don't be a vegetarian in Bolivia (or anywhere in South America really) Just before I was dropped off at the Chilean border (the rest of the tour ...

Images of the fascinating Bolivian altiplano, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Images of the fascinating Bolivian altiplano

A travel blog entry by kerry_andrew

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... three-day epic through the Salt Flats. A true one-horse town if ever there was one – the world’s slowest internet, Bolivia’s best pizza, and buying a Bolivian flag – not much else to mention really. Therefore this is the perfect ...

Uyuni salt flats and more, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni salt flats and more

A travel blog entry by simonandsari

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... peanut butter jar that we had forgotten about and then he gave up on her too. San Pedro de Atacama was so expensive after Bolivia that we abandoned any activities there, found a place to stay overnight and then bussed it to Antofagasta the next ...

my highest ever - altitude =), Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

my highest ever - altitude =)

A travel blog entry by lasondra

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... - they felt unsafe because their driver had been drinking too much.  I discovered drinking at work is not unusual in Bolivia, but some take it too far. Another group told us that they witnessed two girls in another group tell their driver that ...

dying trains, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

dying trains

A travel blog entry by koyaya

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בית קברות של רכבות היה בהחלט שווה את ה10 ...

Salt Lakes and Flamingos, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt Lakes and Flamingos

A travel blog entry by andrea

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We have FINALLY arrived in Bolivia! It was quite the journey which involved 29 hours on a bus from Buenos Aires to Villazon, just over the Bolivian border. We arrived in the dusty town and had to walk across a bridge that spanned a filthy dried up river ...

Southwest Bolivia, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Southwest Bolivia

A travel blog entry by rio2dubai

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... Chilean border crossing was lax, but this was virtually non existent! Our first day was spent going through the Lake district of Bolivia. Not quite like England's - for starters there were no roads - the driver just made his own! We saw Laguna Blanca, ...

Breathing in Bolivia, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Breathing in Bolivia

A travel blog entry by kstuart

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... blockades during our time here, but in reality, we were probably just in the right places at the right times. Our biggest challenge in Bolivia has been trying to catch a full breath of air.  In Copacaba on Lake Titicaca, it was the altitude; in La ...

Train to Tupiza, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Train to Tupiza

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

... France we spend most of our time speaking French. All that effort in Paris to learn French has finally paid off in Bolivia! How ironic... Our train leaves Uyuni at 10.45 pm and arrives at Tupiza at 4am where we have booked a hotel. We are sure it will ...

Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni

A travel blog entry by anywherebuthere

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... she would do it. Apparently I was supposed to supply the photocopy today. There is no photocopier in the office. Oops, I forgot I was in Bolivia. She drags me two streets away to a photocopy shop. Possibly the only one in the town. We stand in a big queue ...

Salar de Uyuni, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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Salar de Uyuni in Southwest Bolivia is the world's largest salt flat - it covers 12,000 square kilometers at an elevation of over 3,600m.  It was part of a prehistoric salt lake called Lago Minchin which covered most of the area.  As the ...

Le Salar d'Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Le Salar d'Uyuni

A travel blog entry by creuvtons

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... tout coule tout seul il n'y a rien a dire :). En effet, nous avons fait un tour organise de Tupiza vers Uyuni en 4 jours a travers des paysages magnifiques. Nous avons tres bien mange. Notre chauffeur-guide et notre cuisiniere etaient adorables. ...

Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by love1017

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... so I slept with all my clothes on, including hat and gloves. But who'se counting... it's all an adventure, right??? So that's Bolivia, my friends. I didn't see all that much, but then again - I've seen plenty of misery in other parts of the world, ...

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU GET IN A JEEP, UYUNI, Bolivia travel blog

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU GET IN A JEEP

A travel blog entry by womblepeter

... he squeezed 10 adults, the driver and a five year old into his Jeep, that was a Toyota! We headed out of Tupiza for Uyuni with personal space a thing of the past but the adventure of such a ride kept my hopes up. As everyone who knows me will vouch, ...

Amigo and his Seven Amigos, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Amigo and his Seven Amigos

A travel blog entry by jayandmandy

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... and are are full of vitamins and minerals. We headed off to Ollague Volcano, another smoking volcano, which is shared between Bolivia and Chile. Following this Amigo drove us to a rock valley where he left us to climb more rocks while he ...

Trainspotter Special #3 - Bolivian Train Graveyard, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Trainspotter Special #3 - Bolivian Train Graveyard

A travel blog entry by oosilnz

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On the last day of our Salt Flats tour we stopped at the Cemetario de Tren in Uyuni to check out the train graveyard. The place was crawling with tourists when I was there so I've also added in a few pictures the Steffi took in the evening which I think ...

Salar de Uyuni, day four, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni, day four

A travel blog entry by saralouisekelly

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... visited the cactus island, but I was too scared to walk up the top as it was steep with no hand rails! When we arrived in Uyuni there were many tourist market stalls selling local crafts. The tour ended at the graveyard for old trains which was very ...

Tupiza onwards to Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Tupiza onwards to Uyuni

A travel blog entry by stephanie813

We decided to push on forwards and leave the others behind as our time was tight. So we got on another rickety Bolivian bus to Uyuni. I had to have nerves of steel as the bus driver skidded around hair pin turns on a rock and dust road and sheer drops on ...

Roosting hot and freezing Cold on the salt flats, Ulunyi, Bolivia travel blog

Roosting hot and freezing Cold on the salt flats

A travel blog entry by eoinmccarthy

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... hundreds of pink flamingos in the shallows. One thing really wanted to see in Africa and didn't was flamingos flying but the Bolivia flamingos duly obliged and I was thrilled. That night we stayed in what can only be described as an out house with no ...

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 ...

Salt Flats, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt Flats

A travel blog entry by duncantucker

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... of llamas, foxes, a couple of flamingos and a few giant rabbit things. Our guide was very pro Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous President. He said that while previous Presidents had always talked the talk, Evo was actually walking the walk and ...

The Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by debbie_laybourn

We have met so many people on our travels that have raved about the Salar de Uyuni in the south of Bolivia that Bev and I were both really excited about the trip. The salar is the largest and highest salt lake in the world and further south are towering ...

First meeting with Bolivian transportation, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

First meeting with Bolivian transportation

A travel blog entry by fast

... til grensa gikk smertefritt gjennom flott fjelllandskap, jeg spiste litt, bruke 1t paa aa faa fiksa poapirer paa grensa og var inne i Bolivia - so far so good! Jeg gikk til togstasjonen, 4t foer toget skulle gaa. Bilettluka var ikke aapen enda, saa viu ...

3 Tages Tour, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

3 Tages Tour

A travel blog entry by maas

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Morgens um 8.00 Uhr ging die Tour vor dem Buero von Estrella del Sur (Tourveranstalter) los. Zunaechst fuhren wir mit einem Bus zur Bolivianischen Grenze. Dort wurden 6er Gruppen gebildet und auf die 4x4 Autos verteilt. Wir waren eine tolle Gruppe ...

Salar de Uyuni - Amazing Salt Flats, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni - Amazing Salt Flats

A travel blog entry by oosilnz

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We were up at 4.30am for what promised to be a highlight of the travels in South America and Bolivia especially. We had all slept well and were rearing to go. We hit the road in on a beautiful starry night with a full moon on show. We sped onto the salt ...

Your Eyes are Bigger than Your Stomach, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Your Eyes are Bigger than Your Stomach

A travel blog entry by karsenault

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... things I really could care less about. Alas, I am sure it will be spectacular nonetheless. Which means that I will be leaving Bolivia relatively soon. I am very sad about that, this is a beautiful country with friendly people. I have felt nothing but ...

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