Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia [Part One]


Salar de Uyuni, otherwise known as the Bolivian Salt Flats are vast, desolate, and starkly beautiful. It is the largest salt flat in the world, measuring nearly 11,000 square kilometers.  Besides the classic perception photos popular all over Instagram, the salt flats are home to various islands dating from its time as an ocean and a variety of lakes well known for flamingos. Before we get to the natural beauty of Salar de Uyuni, we have to first take a look at our ridiculous photos.


And this is our lovely guide, Mel, who is also a fantastic prop photographer.


We learned how local families collect salt from the salt flats to sell in Bolivia. Currently, Bolivia doesn’t export salt.


The Dakar Monument memorializes the Dakar Rally, an annual race across South America that crosses Salar de Uyuni.


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