Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Salt Flats Jeep Tour Day One

So after my brief stop in Chile (don't worry Chile, I'll be back!) it was time to move onto Bolivia. And we started off in style with the salt flats tour. I feel as this is a much-blogged about experience I should try as much as possible to keep the narration to a minimum and let the beautiful scenery do the talking. To say the least, it was awe-inspiring.

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Possibly the worst photo taken but anyhoo our jeep (minus Lawrence)

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Laguna Blanca, a lake which in winter is almost entirely covered in ice. This was probably the most amazing sight of the day.

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El desierto de Dali, the desert is said to be like the work of the artist Salvador Dali. Whether you agree or not, one thing that everyone agreed on is that the colours (like with all the various sites we went to) were incredible. Plus, an obligatory gap-yah jumping photo, just because.

We then jeeped off to Languna Verde which for some reason, I didn't take any photos off nor the hot springs. Oops.

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Then, a quick stop to the geysers which ensued a debate with our Australian contingent on how to pronounce it (I'm on the geezer side, if you're all dying to know) They were impressive although it goes without saying the smell was distinctly that of rotten egg.

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Photobombing at its best


After a tasty lunch which even included fresh vegetables (a rarity you will find in South America) our last stop of the day was Laguna Colorada. The day winded down with a slow walk around the lake, again admiring the lovely views. It was quite a fitting end to the day.

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