Alright, so I’ve been lazy while I’ve been here in Barcelona and haven’t written anything for the blog. No, not lazy, busy. Very busy. Anyway, I still have a huge backlog of photos, so I can always stall with them!
Here are the happy snaps from my tour into the Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia’s southern salt flats.
Read my post about it
I fell asleep on a bus and missed my stop, ending up on the Argentinian border. The bus trip back to where I originally had wanted to go was like a scenic tour.
We passed through little mining towns built around desert rail road tracks.
The first stop on the salt flats tour was the train cemetery just outside the town.
The trains are relics of Bolivia’s mineral trade with Chile.
Now, they are something of a ridiculous tourist playground.
Observe: Ridiculous Tourist
The Salar de Uyuni.
As you can tell, we had some enthusiastic photographers in the group.
Behind the scenes at the shoot.
This will be a winner on instagram for sure.
Cairn of Salt and Sky.
Nomad Selfie with Cracked Front Camera.
It was probably good for you I reckon.
Afternoon Tea at 12,000 Feet.
The salt flats there are the largest in the world.
Sunset on Day 1. Which we almost missed, speeding back across the salts in search of my dropped phone. Found it, though!
First Stop of Day 2: These tracks run through ancient lake beds and long-dormant volcanoes.
The primordial lava flows shaped the rock into flowing waves.
In these lagoons in the crown of the world, flamingos snack on microbes in the water.
And viscachos wait by the side of the roads for the tourists to drive by and give them snacks.
Met my spirit animal in the desert!
The blood-red colour of the water is caused by swarms of algae that grow inside. The white shores are borax.
As well there are geysers that vent sulphuric gas from the veins of the volcanoes below.
Pose accomplished with expert assistance from Mehdi.
Read my full report on my tour