December 17, 2007

Salutations From a Salt Desert

When I first heard there was a salt desert and flamingos in Southern Bolivia, I was dumbfounded. How on earth a can there be a desert made of salt? And at 12,000 feet? Here are two videos of our three day jeep tour through the famous Salar de Uyuni, that should hopefully paint a picture of this place. The sound on the first one has some wind noise, but it cuts out quickly.

If that´s not enough for you, then here are our photos of the tour. Not only did we see the salt desert, but we drove through sand and rocks, saw tons of wildlife, geysers, colored lakes, and cacti, and even slept in a salt hotel!

Wishing everyone a happy holidays from Northern Argentina.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is so insanely cool looking! It's like that scene in the matrix where neo gets all those guns. Except without the guns. Or the matrix.

Anyway, desert of salt is very cool. I'm looking forward to your next stops: lake of Tequila and forest of limes.

Happy holidays! Loving the blog :)