Salt Flats

Trip Start Jun 02, 2010
Trip End Jul 24, 2010

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Hotel Samay Wasi

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Today we drove across the salt flats, stopping to take the typical pictures in the morning.  Since the area is so flat, tourists always stop to take pictures that play with perspective.  I'll upload some of my favourites when I can.

We then continued on to the Isla Incahuasi, which is an "island" in the salt flats covered with cacti.  We stayed there for lunch before heading off to Colchani, a small town on the eastern edge of the salt flats where the people collect the salt to sell.  There were piles and piles of salt just outside the town.

Our last stop was the "train graveyard", just outside of Uyuni.  It is a collection of old, rusted trains all abandoned in the same place. 

After enjoying my first hot shower in several days at the hotel in Uyuni, we went out for dinner at a pizza place, that is apparently considered the best place to eat in Uyuni (at least for foreigners worried about eating something that would make them sick).  I had a llama pizza, which was really good!
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