SAlt and Countryside
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Completing my gringo tour of bolivia, I headed to Uyuni, and bit of a hole in the bolivian backwoods... ex mining, now tourist town.
The tour was a three day, two night tour of the Uyuni Salt Flats and lagunas to the south. 6 of us piled into a landcruiser (4wd), in what turned out to be a convoy of other cars on the same itinerary. A little offputting at first, but like i´ve explained before... sometimes sights are popular for a reason... because they are actually good.
The salt flats were amazing... biggest in the world, and had to be the damn brightestalso. They were a brilliant white that extended for miles, only broken up by the occasional tyre track, water puddle and island. please look at the photos...
Following the salt flats, we headed further south through the Bolivian alto plano... highlands that were no less than 4000m high, and harsh and desolate. As we drove, we came to hollows in the countryside, where water would collect in lagoons. As rainfall (im assuming) is so little, the water collects in these lagoons and evaporates seasonally. The stagnant nature of the lagoons allows various bacteria and minerals to collect, giving each a distinguishing look.
Also ´spied´were rock formations eroded over time, deserts, volcanos, geysers and hot springs.... amazing countryside. The sheer size of it left you in awe...
the trip concluded in Chile..... so here comes the next country!!!!