One Million steps and few thousand more travel blog

Sunrise over the Bolivian Volcanoes

Jenny feeding Churaca

llamas

The condor rock formation

You two looking pretty

Reflections in the Lake

Villiage for lunch

San Sebasti√°n Church (Silver Mining Town)

Steam Engine Scrap Yard

Los Saltos Unyni Salt Flats

Our Salt Bedroom overlooking Saltfalts

View out of window


woke at 5am feeling slightly dehydrate and light headed, expecting to be frozen but was surprisingly warm in our room.

Today's adventures took us through the inca trail pass down to three more lakes, each exceptional beautiful with volcanic backdrops everywhere. We saw a number of southern Viscacha through the rocky valley a local cross between a rabbit, rat and small kangaroo. On the last lake there were 100,s of flamingoes Andian, Chilean and Jame's, after there we're 100's of photographs. We travelled through breathtaking scenery stopped at Bolivian village of Alota for lunch, visited numberous scuptlered Rock and boulder formations til arriving at San Christobel. The town had an amazing rock built church, which had been built on the wealth of the silver mine near by.

We then we heading to our next destination of Uyuni and its famous salt flats

We entered the township through what appeared to be their rubbish dump to a location where 50 odd steam engines had been left to rot. It was a museum but it did not appear to be one. Went into town to get get some cash after visiting 3 of the only ATM's we were able to withdraw a max of 500 Bolivian. Only to find out later this was worth £50, this won't cover much.

We arrived at the wonderful Luna Salada hotel which is made totally from salt, including the walls, floors and furniture. It's pristine location on a little outcrop of salt rock right next to the Uyuni flats again is another fanatic location and we are in the pertinent suite on the top floor overlooking the miracle of nature.

In the evening we were treated to sunset out on the flats and this was just gob stopping fantastic. Amazing reflections off the salty water and beautiful sunset and another glass of red wine( Bolivian) with nuts and cheese.

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