Posts Tagged ‘Salar de Uyuni’

The .Gif Friday Post No. 653 – Armadillo Pillow, Trippy Tree Topping & The Stars of Salar de Uyuni

Friday, 9 October 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

Barren AND Dangerous

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The top sign is good enough for me. It needs no clarification UNLESS the second sign means “Don’t Take A Single Step In Any Direction – Just Sit Down And Pray For Your Soul.”

It’s more likely a warning not to fire up a cigarette because you’ll ignite the atmosphere and kill off all life for miles around except for cockroaches.

Sol de Mana Geyser Basin, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

This is not a trip for the faint-hearted or picky eater. The round trip is long and extremely bumpy, nights are freezing and the days are hot, accommodation is shared, the bedding dubious and the showers ice-cold. So go prepared, take food and drink supplies, warm bedding and clothing, tissue wipes, hand sanitizer, toilet paper and plenty of batteries for the camera… and book a room for when you get back because boy are you going to need a shower! But the inconvenience of all these things palls into insignificance when sitting under the cold silent star laden sky at night with a bottle of wine and newly made friends, being steamed cleaned by the geysers at dawn as the sun rises, or having lunch by multi-coloured lakes dotted with hundreds of pink bobbed flamingos.

[Image and story found here, with more amazing photos.]


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