On the road to Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni. Seemingly endless salt flats stretching out in the highlands of Bolivia. White as far as the eyes can see. A highlight for many a traveler on their trips through South America. That’s where I was heading – again. Almost four years earlier my mom had taken me and two of my brothers on a South America trip, visiting some of the highlights in Peru, Bolivia and Brasil, and the salt flats had been one of my favorites, by far. I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing them again when I was in the neighborhood. Also, we had only had time to do a shortened trip, going to the salt flats only missing out on some things – quite a lot as I soon were to discover – in the Eduardo Avaroa National reserve of Andean fauna.
Red lakes, green lakes, wast desertlike highlands (very desertlike except for the temperature, cold, and windy, and then a bit more cold), buildings made out of bricks of salt, llamas, flamingos, colorful mountains, weird stone formations, boiling pools of mud. Yes, we definitely missed out on a lot on our last trip, but I made sure to see it all this time.