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... get me from SPA to Uyuni in Bolivia. This means that troublesome border controls are much easier and that you see incredible sights on the way. None of the tour companies has a sterling reputation and this was borne out by my being ready at 7.45am and then calling themat 8.30am to find out where they were only for them to tell me that i hadn´t apparently shown up so they´d left without me. I was not best pleased and the guy i ...
... at a tiny town of 7 permanent residents who live here
simply to serve the tourists. We bought a skewer of llama meat which was a nice
snack. The adobe houses have thatched roofs made of the local alpine grass
which is a yellow colour and the same roof adorns the unusual small village
church. We were very pleased with this tour but when we got back to the hostel
we were really tired both from the early start and the heat of the middle of
the day ...
... Tatio Geyser national park around 6.30 am. It's absolutely freezing but we drive and walk round the geyser field. The El Tatio (the Geysers), which in Quechua means "old man crying" is the third largest geyser field in the world. The eruptions of water reach great heights, and are produced due to the convergence of groundwater above a lava field which when mixed, produce huge plumes of steam and gases are expelled through the cracks. ...
... we went to Valle de la Luna, not the same one as in La Paz. We started off with a short drive to Valle de la Muerte, which is basically the beginning of a new mountain range with clay mountains looking very red. It looked like Mars. We climbed a few of the rocks and looked across the whole valley from the viewpoint and you could see for miles. It was very windy so we got covered in dust. Then we headed to Valle de la Luna, first visiting the 3 Marias, strange rock ...
... s always good.
Valle del Arcoiris - Here there are all sorts of colorful rock formations. The different rocks colors are caused by differences in the mineral composition, as well as lava from the nearby volcano. There were red rocks which reminded me a lot of CO, but then also colors like purple and green. On the drive there we also got to see wild donkeys.
Petroglyphs - Petroglyphs are essentially ancient carvings in rocks. ...