10 Apr10 Salar de Uyuni – Day 3

Posted in Landmarks, Nature from 22° 3′ 6″ S, 67° 53′ 0″ W by Calina

It was so cold that morning we were actually thankful for the number of bodies in the truck. We were up again before dawn, the best time to see the steam bubbling up from the natural geysers where we stopped next. In North America, these geysers would be surrounded by ropes and warning signs. Not in […] (Read More)

08 Apr10 Salar de Uyuni – Day 2

Posted in Landmarks, Nature from Laguna Verde, Bolivia by Calina

We were woken at 4:30. In almost complete darkness we stumbled around the hotel, sifting through the salt floor for our belongings. Piling into the jeep we drove back out to the flats. The sky was lightening quickly so we kept our eyes fixed on the horizon, afraid to miss what we had woken so […] (Read More)

07 Apr10 Salar de Uyuni – Day 1

Posted in Food, Landmarks, Nature from Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by

We sped out of town and quickly arrived at our first stop, “El Cementerio De Trenes” or “Train Cemetery”. We spent some time climbing through the rusted wreckage of turn-of-the-century steam engines. The sight of ugly, dirty hunks of metal transformed into art is particularly intriguing. Here in this train-yard turned grave-yard we saw the […] (Read More)