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The Bolivian Salt Flats


At 4,086 square miles, the Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. Thankfully we had acclimatised to the altitude the previous day where we reached 4,400m, so the 3,656m altitude of the salt flats wasn’t a problem.


The salt crust (which you can see in the photo below) covers a pool of brine which is rich in lithium.

Because it is the rainy season we couldn’t do many perspective photos, but we attempted a few fun shots!

The great thing about visiting the salt flats in the rainy season is the mirror effect you get.

We were incredibly lucky with the weather as it rained on our way to and from the salt flats, but while we were there we were even able to have lunch on the flats (the photo below is of the lady who prepared our meal).

While we were there we took a look inside a hotel which is constructed from salt blocks.

We also managed to catch a glimpse of some flamingos in the distance.

A day at the salt flats is certainly a unique experience and has been the highlight of many people on our trip.


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