After leaving the Island of Pescadores (or whatever), we drove for what seemed like AGES across salt flats to the salt hotel where these flags were. Aside from the crazy horizon, this was the only time when I really felt like I understood the scale of the flats.
Stuck in a Jeep for 4 days! May 7th 2007 Despite warnings from people that Bolivia was closed due to protests involving burning cars and barricades, I made the crossing from La Quiaca to Villazon (by foot, over a bridge) very easily and found myself pretty shocked by what I found on the other side of the border. ( Note: Shock when you are traveling is actually a good thing, so I must make a note here that when I use words like Â¨stra ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Potosí Department » Salar de Uyuni Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more