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Trip Start Oct 22, 2005
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The Sol de Manana Geysers at 4870 meters above sea level were amazing. Boiling mud and hot gases roaring out of the ground as the sun rose
After a quick breakfast of a slice of cake (Clementine we miss you!) we headed off to see the green coloured Lagoon Verde, shadowed by the large Licancabur Volcano. The colour of the water was amazing. One day we see red waters, the next aqua green. As our Polish friends had to get a bus back to La Paz that night for a connecting flight back to Europe we decided to move on, driving to the Valley of the Stones. The rock formations reminding us of those found up north back home in Australia. On the way back we did a quick stop in the town of San Cristobal. Six years ago the town didn't exist, springing up with a huge mineral boom occurring in the area.
With Uyuni in sight the car gave a cough, splutter then suddenly stopped. Oh no, so close yet so far! We'd run out of petrol. Ovideo jumped on the roof and with Rick's help we siphoned enough fuel out of the two plastic containers to get us into town. Back in town we all went out for a pizza dinner before Daniel, Magda, Marcin and Gosia had to get their bus back to La Paz. Guys if you're out there reading this we had a great time. Thanks!
What do you do in Uyuni after a four day bash in the amazing Bolivian wilderness? Well we found a nice quiet hostel called the Sajama Hostel, had a lovely gas powered hot shower and relaxed.