Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Salt Flats

After Southern Chile, I headed to San Pedro de Atacama in the north to see an area known as the salt flats. The only way to see these areas is to take a tour through to Bolivia (where they actually are).
We got up early one morning to watch the sunrise on the salt flats. Look at the cool patterns that the salt makes on the ground. It feels exactly like walking on ice/snow it was wierd to think it was salt. The salt is 10 meters thick in some areas!
Here is wiki to help us out again : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salar_de_Uyuni

Where else in the world can you find cactus, salt flats, mountains and snow?

Izzie, Beth, Trevor and I freezing our asses off in the early morning but enjoying the beauty!
Jump shot!
Playing cards, a major part of every backpacker´s life.

Lago Azul.....literally translated means blue lake....orginal I know. It is quite pretty though.

The terrain in Southern Bolivian changed so quickly from mountains to the salt flats to dry arid areas, it was too cool.

Next up pictures from my adventures with Trish Dish and Allie Kat! (mom and sister)

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