The Salar Series: Lagoons and Geysers

Most tours of Salar de Uyuni have you choose one of two different expeditions: the first and most obvious takes you to the salt flats themselves, the other takes you to see the many lakes, geysers, hot springs and ancient rock formations in the southern tip of Bolivia — in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna … Continue reading

The Salar Series: El Salar de Uyuni

Coming upon the salt flats from the north, we got our first glimpses of salt as we drove alongside the Volcano Tunupa.  The terrain under us gradually shifted from dirt to salt as we made our way onto El Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats.  The salt was covered by a thin layer … Continue reading

The Salar Series: A Morning of Mummies

Morning greeted us bright and cold as we made our way over to the dining area for breakfast.  Temperatures had dropped so low during the night, the plumbing froze and we had no running water.  We use our bottled water to make coffee and were served pasteles: large, thin, flat pieces of fried dough, a traditional Bolivian … Continue reading