Tupiza – Salar de Uyuni: day 4

The last day of the tour brought us to Salar de Uyuni. Giant salt flats that cover the surface of 200 thousand square km of Bolivia. We set off at 5.30 in the morning to get to the flats for the sunrise. We had luck to see Salar both covered in water, when it gets called mirror of the world, because it reflects the sky and clouds; and while dry, when you can take lots of crazy perspective pictures. Our trip ended at the cemetery of trains close to the town of Uyuni. On the same day my friend and I caught another ride with one of the agencies, that was going to the Chilean border to pick up some people. Instead of travelling in very uncomfortable bus we found ourselves in the back of another Land cruiser crossing the same way through Dali desert and lagoons. We were lucky to see some of the things for the second time! The jeep dropped us off at the boarder where we had to pay 15 bolivianos bribe (around 2 dollars) to get our stamps. When I asked the official why do we have to pay (we already crossed the boarder between Chile and Bolivia once and didn’t pay anything) I got the answer: „just because”. In the end we realised we can either pay or be stuck at the boarder. Informing the police about it would be pointless, because they were already the part of it. We just paid, got our stamps and crossed to Chile.

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2 thoughts on “Tupiza – Salar de Uyuni: day 4

  1. Pingback: Tour Salar de Uyuni, lagunes, geysers, … Bolivie – J1 « A l'aventure …

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