4days in Uyuni
Trip Start Jan 26, 2008
105Trip End Nov 03, 2008
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I am back from my 3 days trip and i saw many many things, i will be uploading more photos later, the connexion in Uyuni is too slow.
One our first day we left around 10.30 am, we saw the train cemetery in Uyuni, and then drove to the salt lake, the biggest in the world (12000km sq), we saw cones of salt, walked a while through it (the salt dries, gets bagged and sold) reached fish island (named that way for its shape) full of cactuses, the oldest ones in the world, took plenty pictures, went to a salt hotel, to a museum made of salt and then we arrived at our hotel, all made of salt of course
On our second day, we woke up around 5.30am had a quick breakfast and then started our drive around the most amanzing lagoons in the world, coming in all sizes and colors (red because of the seaweed living in it, black because of the ground made of carbon, white because of the salt, blue because that one is just normal ha ha), load of flamingos, at some point there was about 200 in the same spot. It was quite a bit of a drive. We arrived in the middle of volcanic stones with its most famous being the tree of stone, they come from volcano lavas and get shapped thanks to the wind. We arrived later in this place where we slept, in the middle of nowhere, really, basic building, one bathroom for everyone, no shower, no hot water, electricity only woking 2 hours a day (7 until9pm) no heating, and a dorm with seven beds for us, we were freezing really, but what an experience. Although it was tough i absolutely loved it, and we had such a laugh all sleeping together under 10blankets! Next day, up around 5 am, we went to see some geysers at over 5000 meters altitude, they were different from the ones we saw in Chile, larger and smelly, it was great. After that we drove to a natural thermal bath, had breakfast, drove to Laguna Verde, and dropped off two people from our group leaving to Chile that day. We drove slowly back to Uyuni stopping several times, watching llamas, going through San Cristobal. No need to say how the scenery was, i will put photos ASAP. We were back at 5pm, i was so tired, i hardly slept during the whole trip, i´d do it again anytime.