Travel Blogs from Uyuni, Bolivia

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The Giant Salt flats of Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Giant Salt flats of Uyuni

A travel blog entry by proinnsias

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... other for years to come.    Our first stop was to the train cemetery on the edge of Uyuni town, trains used to transport minerals out of Bolivia to Chile have been sitting here for more than 150 years rusting away. It seems mad, the scrap ...

De zoutvlaktes van Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

De zoutvlaktes van Uyuni

A travel blog entry by martijn1978

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... geen spaans. In ruil heb ik dus de beste plaats in de auto. In een jeep gaan we de grens over met Bolivia. Stempeltje honderduzend halen en weer een papiertje invullen. Ach het begint te wennen. En dan begint een driedaagse reis door een surealitische ...

Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats), Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats)

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... not take a lunch break in order to take advantage of time, getting energy by chewing coca leaves. Every November, Salar de Uyuni is also the breeding grounds for three species of South American flamingos - Chilean, James's and Andean. The sights were ...

The salt flats and beyond, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The salt flats and beyond

A travel blog entry by michael_lizi

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After a very hungover day in La Paz we headed to Uyuni on the night bus.  We had booked our salt flats tour so that we could get straight on the jeep that morning.  One of the pieces of advice everyone gives you is to not book the tour over the ...

Viviendo El Ahora, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Viviendo El Ahora

A travel blog entry by karsenault

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When the Volcano erupted, the Earth opened up and swallowed the Sea leaving behind miles of blinding white. Thus, the Salar de Uyuni (the Uyuni salt flats) were born. I wrote: I am coated in salt, dust, and dried sweat. My pants are probably ...

Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts

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... (pollera), bowler hat and shawl (manta). Unlike many other countries it's still common to see people in these traditional clothes in Bolivia, so she was just the first of many. Her shawl looked really warm and as it was fairly chilly already, we knew ...

3-daagse woestijntrip, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

3-daagse woestijntrip

A travel blog entry by anneliesroosen

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... raldine, Charles, Alice, Guillaume, Steph en Mathieu vertrokken we zondagochtend voor drie dagen op avontuur door de woestijn, hop naar Bolivi''. Met een minibus gingen we tot aan de grens, maakten het nodige papierwerk in orde, ontbeten en gingen ...

Dead people, dead trains and dead electrics!, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Dead people, dead trains and dead electrics!

A travel blog entry by jenandtony

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... which used the image of a balloon of water going back into the tap, so we guess this must be the pattern all over Bolivia (if not beyond). The local museum describes itself as el primero museo de la cuidad, which can be translated as either the first ...

Bienvieda de Bolivia: Salar de Uyuni!, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Bienvieda de Bolivia: Salar de Uyuni!

A travel blog entry by carmelamir

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Bolivian Salt Desert - INCREDIBLE!!, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivian Salt Desert - INCREDIBLE!!

A travel blog entry by boomergirl

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Im back form my 3 day tour.... was amazing, I was right, things happen for a reason.  The tour company was honest, the guide was funny and sweet, the cook was decent.  My tour group was me and 5 Brits aged 18 - 22.  They were fun, and very ...

trip to Mars, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

trip to Mars

A travel blog entry by andrew-n-giusi

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When we decided to take a trip in the Uyuni salt desert we did not expect to leave planet Earth for Mars! But this is exactly what it felt like to drive with the 4x4 through this incredible region of salt deserts, lagunas of different colors, geysers and ...

The Salt Flats of Bolivia, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Salt Flats of Bolivia

A travel blog entry by polvo10

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Updates will come when I'm home for 2 weeks at the end of this ...

salar de uyuni (salt flats), Salar de uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

salar de uyuni (salt flats)

A travel blog entry by ryanmonk

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biggest salt lake in the ...

uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

uyuni

A travel blog entry by ryanmonk

finish the 4 day jeep tour,waiting for the bus to ...

Still on the Salar., Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Still on the Salar.

A travel blog entry by amigos2ninos

Our 2nd and 3rd days were equally as strange, in that the landscape continued to change but it was magnificant in its huige vast amounts of space, volcano, sierra and rocky outcrops. These days were spent visiting the many lakes, lagoons in the south of ...

Stuck in Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Stuck in Uyuni

A travel blog entry by drpymm

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... and so are (some of) the people. So we had a major argument brought on by stress of being stranded in a salty desert in Bolivia until B had the brainwave of trying the agency we booked our salt flat tour with. Handily the lady was really nice (we have ...

Another quick stop, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Another quick stop

A travel blog entry by harrisonhines

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... the amount of agencies offering trips so were very pleased to read this blog entry which mentioned Ranking Bolivia. Ranking Bolivia (address: Potosi 9) is a free service which takes in completed questionnaires from travellers and compiles the results. ...

altitude hurts, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

altitude hurts

A travel blog entry by mickpick

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9 hour train journey to go 190k, couldnt breath from the altitude, hangs overs hurt like hell at high altitude, salt flats there were really cool. Island of fish was cool ...

To Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

To Uyuni

A travel blog entry by wanderingblonde

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... went to the train station to get us tickets to Uyuni.  We'd heard that the buses from Oruro to Uyuni were very bumpy (since almost all the roads in Bolivia are unpaved) and not that safe at night.  On Friday, we'd asked the girls at the ...

Bathing in a 'white sea', Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Bathing in a 'white sea'

A travel blog entry by luxguy

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... my RTW itinerary, about seeing this remain of the pre-historic salt lake, which used to stretch through most of the south-west Bolivia. Once the lake dried up, it left us a few salt pans with Salar de Uyuni being the biggest one. Knowing that the bus ...

Salt Flats, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt Flats

A travel blog entry by myates

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... . I went with te first lasy who offered me a tour to her office. At 10am I left on a tour of the salt flats of Bolivia in a jeep with 6 others. Within half an hour we were driving over the largest salt flat in th eworld, 11,000 square km and 3 meteres ...

Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by rhyshero

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... of winter. Itīs at about 4,000m above sea level and is unbearably cold at this time of year. However, I donīt think Uyuni would be a particularly attractive prospect in Summer either because there is nothing there. It is a grim, low rise, grid system ...

Boliviens Reichtuemer oder auch nicht., Qujarro-Santa Cruz-Sucre-Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Boliviens Reichtuemer oder auch nicht.

A travel blog entry by smellymelly100

... in Bolivien sind ganz und gar nicht fuer diese Kaelte ausgestattet, an Heizung nicht zu denken. Die Busfahrt weiter suedlich nach Uyuni war aetzend. es ruppelte und rumpelte im Bus, die Strassen schlaengelten sich um und ueber die Berge und der staub ...

Uyuni & Tour of the Salt Flats/Atacama Desert, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni & Tour of the Salt Flats/Atacama Desert

A travel blog entry by rhampshire

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... first night was in a hotel made of salt which was cool.  We also went to a local festival type thing as in Bolivia they celebrate halloween over three days as they believe their dead ancestors souls come back during this time so they offer food and ...

Uyuni, Bolivia, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni, Bolivia

A travel blog entry by lance_fan

Travel day, from La Paz to Uyuni, which is in the south of Bolivia. Took a bus for about 100 miles, then a train for another couple of hundred. Traveled about 12 hours today. Both the bus and train were local/regional ones filled with locals as well ...

Mountains, lakes, salt plains & altitude sickness, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Mountains, lakes, salt plains & altitude sickness

A travel blog entry by jenandtony

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We had finally decided to make this 4x4 trip to cross over into Bolivia despite misgivings about the quality of companies offering it. The first day got off to a reasonable start when, despite our fears, a minibus turned up at our hostel to take us via ...

Salt Flats tour - Day 1, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt Flats tour - Day 1

A travel blog entry by lasondra

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... was pretty boring.  But I took plenty of pictures =)  Juan, our guide, explained the trains were from the UK and when Bolivia upgraded to new trains, these were sent to the desert to 'die'.  Most were about 80 years old (and looked every ...

pre salt flats tour, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

pre salt flats tour

A travel blog entry by lasondra

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... Friday about 5pm and have already booked the train to Villazon for 10pm that night.  Villazon is at the border of Bolivia & Argentina and will roll in there about 7am on Saturday morning. Spent the afternoon walking around & taking ...

Mmmm, salty...., Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Mmmm, salty....

A travel blog entry by edc

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... driving between different lakes, seeing a variety of volcanos in the distance. Most impressive of which was Volcan Ollague, on the Bolivia/Chile border, and still smoking away - active on the Chilian side, dormant on the Bolivian side. We saw the stone ...

Saltier than Mcdonalds Fries, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Saltier than Mcdonalds Fries

A travel blog entry by benihnio

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... . Itīs none of those things, everyone I spoke to who had come from South America said I must visit the salt plains in Uyuni, Bolivia. Now I had never even heard of Salt Plains, let alone Uyuni, but they are the worlds largest salt flats, The Salar de ...

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