Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

I was lucky to arrive in Bolivia one week before there was a Psytrance Party in Uyuni, right on the border of the salt-flats. I have actually thought about what a great place this would be for a party before, so I was very happy to be right in time! It was a great party, maybe 100 people, the most amazing landscape – very abstract, and crystal clear – and I have never been so cold while actually enjoying myself. I didn’t bring my camera there, but my friend “Amwo” has some pictures in his blog.

The “Salar de Uyuni” is the worlds largest salt-flat with 12.000 square kilometers at an altitude of 3800m. In the dry season it is a completely flat expanse of dry salt, but in the wet season it is covered 1cm to 1m deep with water. At this time of year it is usually already dry, but there was still a lot of water. So the reflections in the pictures are reflections in the water. Most the white is salt, not snow – but it is also very cold because of the altitude – so you can have mixtures of ice, snow, salt and other minerals. I took a 3-day jeep tour thru the Salar and some other sights further south: high-altitude deserts and lakes, volcanos, the red Laguna Colorada, geysiers, hot-springs and -again- flamingos who live in these freezing temperatures. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I do…

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