Salar de Uyuni, or Bolivian salt flats, or funny photos

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The salar de Uyuni is the biggest salt flat in the world. Most of the time you are on it you can look in any direction and see nothing but an unending field of white. I think it’s about 12,000 sq km big and the salt in places is over 100m deep. It is a pretty spectacular place to spend a day. Which is what we did. We hauled into a Jeep with five other lovely people and mildly scared (this route and place is renowned for dangerous driving and death unfortunately- we saw one accident on the way from San Pedro) set off under the care of Atacama Mistica, who we highly recommend. We had a very good safe day (don’t worry mum and Carolyn), one day late as egg was a bit altitude sick and we used a day to acclimatise, probably a good idea.

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This is my favourite.

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This is me riding a llama, of which we saw lots.

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Human scale

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Egg is always very thirsty.

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This, if you can’t tell, is an homage to the lion king

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I really do love the llama.

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There was also an island covered with cacti in the middle of the salt flats, a bit like a mirage.

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In case it wasn’t clear, egg was far less keen on posing for these photos.

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