Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Uyuni and the salar de Uyuni

Uyuni, as well as providing us with the chance to recuperate (best done by sampling the local pizzas and beers as frequently as possible!), is home to a train cementary.

It was very bizarre seeing the wrecks of decades of trains piled up in the middle of nowhere!

The highlight was a trip to the nearby Salar de Uyuni though. The plan had been to cycle across it, but since it was totally flooded, we made do with the luxury of a day trip in a 4x4.

Seeing it completely covered in water was really quite special.

The salt sparkled in the sun and the surrounding mountains just seemed to float in the air.

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