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Salar de Uyuni

In the morning, we finally started our 3 days - 2 nights tour of the Salar of Uyuni. Juan, the driver/guide, came to pick us up early morning and brought us into the Salar. What an extraordinary experience! 12000 square kilometers of white salt! It really felt like being on another planet. Nothing compares to it. The Salar is so flat that most geostationary orbit satellites use it to calibrate, it's like a flat perfect mirror on Earth. The landscape is so flat that you can make some funny perspective-twisted tourist photos, which of course we did! We had lunch at Incahuasi Island, well it's an "island" in the sense that it's land in the middle of a sead of salt. The Island has giant cactuses which even increases the feeling of beeing on another planet! We wandered and wondered, and walked by lamas and flamigos and ended an incredible day in a hotel made of salt (salt bed frames, salt tables, salt chairs, while doors were made of cactus!).

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Posted by AlainJacq 08:54 Archived in Bolivia

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