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Uyuni: Sea of salt

July 6th 2006
Final day of our four-day tour of southwestern Bolivia, and we finally made it to the Salar d´Uynui, a vast salt flat covering around 12,000 square km, a bit smaller than Northern Ireland, part of a prehistoric salt lake which once covered most of this region, and containing around 10 billion tons of salt plus other minerals, the extraction of which being how the locals make their living. During ... read more
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Bolivian Flag 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
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