Welcome to Uyuni! The largest and flattest salt flat in the world! Nestled in a valley between the mighty Andes, Uyuni is the whitest and flattest place we have ever been to. 10,000 square kilometers of salt covered earth at an altitude of about 3000m. The area is so flat … more »
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Home to the highest metropolis and the largest salt plain in the world!
Would you like some salt with that?
Welcome to Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. At a breathtaking altitude of 3600m on average (that is almost 12,000 ft!), it’s a wonder that this place is also one of the FLATTEST PLACES ON EARTH! Uyuni is so very flat that satellites use it to calibrate their terrain sensitivity. … more »
Pass the salt… at UYUNI!
Saltier than chips… saltier than beef jerky… even saltier than the sea! This is Salar de Uyuni: nothing more, nothing less, than the BIGGEST salt flat on Earth! Located in Bolivia, Uyuni is synonym with blinding landscapes of intense and seemingly endless white. As the sun shines and reflects on … more »
Looking over La Paz
La Paz, the sort of capital of Bolivia (Bolivia seems split between two capitals they can’t quite settle on – the other is Sucre) is at a dizzying altitude of 3,650m (11,975 ft). That wasn’t enough for us so we took this picture from the 7th floor of our hostel. … more »
Salty Dreams at Luna Salada Hotel
There are certain experiences that are unique to a given place in the world. Staying at a hotel made of salt is something that screams “Salar de Uyuni… Bolivia!” out loud. That’s why when we finally made it to the largest salt flat on earth, we couldn’t pass on the … more »
Miss Llama 2013
I’ve read somewhere that there are about 7 million llamas and alpacas in the world. But I bet that not all of them are as cute as these. I know the surroundings do a lot, sure, but if there was a Miss Llama contest somewhere in South America, I’d suggest … more »
1 day in the largest salt flat on Earth: Salar de Uyuni
If you are planning an extensive trip around South America, chances are you are including Salar de Uyuni in your itinerary. The largest salt flat in the world, located in Bolivia, is indeed pretty spectacular and shouldn’t be missed, particularly if you are into nature and adventure related activities. But … more »
Happy New Year everyone! We are very glad to have spent this past year sharing travel and life experiences with you guys! We can only hope 2013 is going to be filled with as many good things as the past year. We hope you have a new year full of … more »
The Real Copacabana
It wasn’t until we visited Bolivia that we found out that the original Copacabana is actually here! When we hear the word “Copacabana” we automatically think of Brazil, right? Turns out that the famous Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro takes its name from this town in Bolivia. Copacabana means “View … more »
9 meters tall, 900 years old
These giant cactii in the Uyuni salt plains grow at 1cm per year. This particular specimen is about 9m tall. That means it’s over 900 years old! It’s amazing that these plants can live for so long in such harsh conditions. High altitude, burning UV rays, low oxygen levels, extremely … more »