Travel Blogs from Uyuni, Bolivia

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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 ...

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. ...

Gobsmacked by the Uyuni Salt Flat, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Gobsmacked by the Uyuni Salt Flat

A travel blog entry by wendy.batey

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... the hotel and the drivers loaded all our stuff and we headed off.   The first stop was just on the outskirts of Uyuni – a steam train graveyard.  The trains all originally came from Europe and when one broke down, they took parts from ...

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 ...

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 & the Train Graveyard, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni & the Train Graveyard

A travel blog entry by offonourown2

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... formed a large community in Uyuni.   The engineers had been invited here by British-sponsored Antofagasta and Bolivia Railway Companies. Rail construction started in 1888 and was encouraged by the then Bolivian President Aniceto Arce, who believed ...

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 ...

Sitting on a Pringle tube on the Salt Lake., Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Sitting on a Pringle tube on the Salt Lake.

A travel blog entry by robandjoan

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... there that we fed our breakfast to.  And then we went to the border with Chile.  We already had our passports stamped in Uyuni so just had to wait for everyone else on the other tours to get theirs stamped.  There was a small bus to take ...

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 ...

Uyuni circuit - day two, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni circuit - day two

A travel blog entry by candcthai

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... cost (up to £7000 for a prime breeding animal). Within two minutes they were planning how they could get some animals from Bolivia to England! After a short while we set off again through what I can only describe as a swamp area. Lots of grassy tufts ...

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 ...

The largest salt flats in the world, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The largest salt flats in the world

A travel blog entry by shaggers

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After a night where everyone got pissed but me cos I wasnīt feeling well (thank God cos there was shaving going on in the midst of all the mayhem) we headed off first to the train cemetary and then to the salt flats, 6000 square miles of pure white salt ...

Drop off City, With a Wild West Feel, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Drop off City, With a Wild West Feel

A travel blog entry by oliverhart853

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... sun shines it is a quiet town without many cars and a feeling that once you go outside the city limits, you are in the sticks. Uyuni now mostly exists for the tourists that come to take a tour of the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the ...

Across the remote desert to Uyuni!, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Across the remote desert to Uyuni!

A travel blog entry by nikandads2008

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... here I will never know! Despite its harshness it still was beautiful in scenery but it made you see why so much of Bolivia is uninhabited......   Ahead, after 2 'natural loo stops' (for Hayley and I!) in the prickly desert bushes,  we could ...

Salt, salt and more salt.., Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt, salt and more salt..

A travel blog entry by womblekisses

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... made-up roads the journey, due to ovenight rain, was treacherous over slippery mud which was quite deep in some places. This is Bolivia!  There we just the two of us in the 6/8 seater 4WD, shame to waste all that space so when Robert ...

Uyuni circuit day three, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni circuit day three

A travel blog entry by candcthai

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... is just so much to see on this plateau! We move on, running more or less parallel to the mountains along the border between Bolivia and Chile when Alfredo insists we stop so Carolyn and I can "jump over the Andes into Chile". In other words he wants to ...

From LaPaz to Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

From LaPaz to Uyuni

A travel blog entry by aleman

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Back in La Paz, i headed south to get to the Salar de Uyuni. My first stop was in Oruro, a quite charming town with the famous carneval parade coming up. I did not see the original one on 2 of feb, but the big "test"-parade was held on saturday two ...

South America Tour - Bolivia - Salt flats tour, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

South America Tour - Bolivia - Salt flats tour

A travel blog entry by ian_jenks

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3 day tour to Bolivia with Estrella del Sur (not too bad a company, probably the best of a bad ...

A birthday in the Bolivian desert, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

A birthday in the Bolivian desert

A travel blog entry by jillsy

What a day, up at 4am, swimming in hot springs, geysers, and driving, I even kept forgetting it wa smy birthday - that never happens! 30kms from Chile. Volcanoes. Lakes of indeterminable ...

Once in a lifetime.... every day for 6 days, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Once in a lifetime.... every day for 6 days

A travel blog entry by kingsandems

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... Multicoloured mountains A red lake filled with thousands of Flamingos (James Flamingos only found the these very remote parts of Bolivia) A Turquoise Green Lake Thousands of Llamas, Vicunas 5089M at the top of a volcano - Geysers and bubbling mud ...

Uyuni Salt flats (Tour Day 1), Saltar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni Salt flats (Tour Day 1)

A travel blog entry by bgibson

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I signed up for a three day tour of the salt flats and the nearby parks. There are a lot of tour operators in Uyuni but they all do the same trip, to the same spots. They all also use 4x4 SUVs with four to seven people in them. Every time we stopped there ...

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