Uyuni – Salt flats

We are now heading back to Potosi after having spent two nights in Uyuni.

Uyuni is a small town on the great salt lake, originally it was just a rail connection point and was established by Europeans in early 1900. You can still see the influence in the broad streets and rectangular layout. Except for the streets it’s a typical somewhat run down South American small town. It send the main income of the place is salt from the salt lake and tourists visiting the salt lake.


If you want a proper Scandinavian breakfast you should go to La Vicuna, a place owned and run by a Swedish woman and her family.

On our day I Uyuni we went on a trip onto the salt lake, there was two places I would have liked to visit, the green and red lake, but unfortunately those places was a whole days ride further south. But we got to see a lot if the lake and tried taking some optical illusion photos along the way. Lunch was served by a little island in the middle of the lake and on the way back we got to search for salt crystals in water holes and do some wading in the salty water.

Tomorrow we’ll leave Bolivia and venture into Argentina where we’ll celebrate new year in Salta.

One Comment

  1. Åse Karin Myklebust
    December 29, 2011

    Hei! Ja nå er det stille i heimen, vat litt stusselig når Aurora og gjengen for i dag. Ho er nå berre så snill og kosete, iallefall med bestefar og litt med bestemora også.Vi har hatt ei trivelig veke og kosa oss masse med lisje golljet. Håper du fortsatt får en kjempeflott tur.
    Ha det godt
    Klem fra mamma

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