Got salt? Where's the pepper?...

Published: April 21st 2015
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We left the mountain town of Tupiza in a 4 x 4 Toyota Landcruiser with Felix (our driver and guide), Lydia (our cook) and a Belgian couple (Guillaume and Laura) and headed off into the remote and scenically spectacular south west corner of Bolivia. We spent the next four days driving to some of the country’s most amazing places, lakes of green, blue and red, volcanic rock formations and deserts,... Read Full Entry

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Laguna ColoradaLaguna Colorada
Laguna Colorada

And the flamingos
James FlamingoJames Flamingo
James Flamingo

We saw all 3 species. The other two were the Chilean and the Andean Flamingos.
Huaylla JaraHuaylla Jara
Huaylla Jara

Our night-stop at about 4800 metres above sea level
Bulbous beautyBulbous beauty
Bulbous beauty

The llareta ("yareta") plant only grows in high altitudes. They can be thousands of years old. A beautiful contrast to the thorny cacti in these parts.
The Salt HotelThe Salt Hotel
The Salt Hotel

The entire hotel was made of salt bricks
Quinoa in the sunsetQuinoa in the sunset
Quinoa in the sunset

A lady harvesting her quinoa by hand
Isla IncahuasiIsla Incahuasi
Isla Incahuasi

The island in the salt flats is covered in cactus, and the views are exceptional.
Where's the horizon?Where's the horizon?
Where's the horizon?

Mirage effects from the salt flats.
Salar de UyuniSalar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni

The salt flats of Uyuni
The Salt MonumentThe Salt Monument
The Salt Monument

Made entirely from salt

22nd April 2015
Wide Open Spaces

Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andino Eduardo Avaroa
Having been through there in February this year I am taken by how these wilderness areas change from month to month...always beautiful as your pic attests. We had the salt flats in flood. What month were you there?
22nd April 2015
Wide Open Spaces

No floods here!
Hey Dancing Dave! We have just been to the salt flats in mid April and there was hardly a drop of water to be had. Even some of the lakes were getting a wee bit dry.
22nd April 2015

Salt Monument
This is the logo of the Dakar Rally, which will be run in Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina in 2016. Looks like they made clever use of salt to make a billboard.
23rd April 2015
The Road

Hardy Basil!
Another fab blog, loved the group photo of David with his arms out! They're a hard breed, Northumbrians! Lol. Have fun x
26th April 2015
Laguna Colorada

Love this one.
28th April 2015

Great to hear from you!
Glad to hear that you are enjoying yourselves! The photos are spectacular! The adventure reminds me of the Dragoman adventures! My bike is back on the road and anxiously awaiting your return! Heather

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