Bolivian Salt Flats Tour, Day 2!

The first evening of our Salt Flats Tour was spent quite pleasantly in very basic accommodation that we shared with our French friends, Celia and Gael.  The food that was prepared by our cook was wholesome and tasty.  I certainly enjoyed it much more than the food we had on our trek to Machu Picchu!  I suppose one can be more creative when only cooking for a small group.

Our second day was full of amazing scenery, just like the first day.  It is not easy to describe the journey.  The colours were so diverse and dependent on the light. One moment you are in a desert, the next you are in the mountains.  I will just let the pictures do the talking and see what I can add to them.

Salt Flat 2 WebWhat we woke up to! Salt Flat 2 Web1The llama lady cooking her breakfast.  She had us sign a visitors book and asked for our email.  Apparently she had wi-fi!

Salt Flat 2 Web2 Salt Flat 2 Web3IMG_1010We witnessed the aftermath of a car accident.  Fortunately, nobody was hurt, just the car.  The car had been rolled over and the top of the car was crushed.

Salt Flat 2 Web4One of the many salt lakes we visited, with flamingos!

Salt Flat 2 Web6Salt Flat 2 Web5The photo above is of the emerald lake, before and after it became emerald. Salt Flat 2 Web7We saw some geysers.  It stank of sulphur and was very hot!

IMG_1090This one is self-explanatory! 🙂

Our Hostal

Our Hostal

IMG_1113Some wildlife other than flamingos!

IMG_1100Us in front of Laguna Colorada, the red lake, with flamingos.  The wind was howling.  The lake is red due to all the salts and minerals and crustaceans in the water that the flamingos thrive on and gives them their lovely pink colour!

Salt Flat 2 Web8All photos taken with Bob’s i-Phone!


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