Welcome to another wonderful PHOTO ESSAY WEEK! While I’m sure we have a million stories, nothing can really describe the amazingness of the last few weeks we experienced in Bolivia.
We chose to participate in the 1 day tour of the Uyuni Salt Flats after realizing we were short on both money and time. There are several tour companies that accept the major credit cards, though you may have to worry about a foreign transaction fee. However, if you have one of the best credit cards for cash back then you may still come out on top.
While we would have loved to see crazy colored lagoons and pink flamingos flying across the desert, we just couldn’t fit it into our time frame. T-Minus 1 month and there just isn’t enough time to see everything we would like to see!
Condensed into a 8-10 hour trip you basically make your way to both the train graveyard, have lunch at the Salt Hotel, and then hang out on the Salt Flats for a while, dropping you off back at town at about 4 or 5pm. Totally worth it in my opinion and we were in and out of town in a matter of a day and a half (stay tuned for Tupiza!).
The only thing that would have made this whole experience better would have been beer (I’m not condoning hauling ass down a dirt road with a bottle in hand, however you can imagine that dusty, dry salt makes you REALLY THIRSTY). While they did have some for sale at the salt hotel, not only are you nowhere near a bathroom but if you happen to be near the salt hotel, you’re looking to spend 5 Bolivianos to USE the bathroom. OUCH. And well, screw you salt hotel. I’ll waddle to the damn desert before paying that.
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