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Cuadrilla Once

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  • Day110

    Thomas und seine toten Hippiefreunde

    February 8, 2020 in Bolivia ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Die Briten brachten den Hogwartsexpress mit sich, der Salz, Mineralien und wertvolles Gedöns aus der Wüste Nähe Uyuni transportierte. Nach dem Abgang der Briten sah die Zukunft der Züge düster aus. Die Gebrauchsanleitung fraßen leider die streunenden Hunde, die YouTube Tutorials waren durch die GEMA gesperrt  und ingenieurswissenschaftliche Leistungen vermögen die bOliven bis heute nicht zu vollbringen. So kam es, dass der dicke Kontrolleur Thomas und seine Freunde im wahrsten Sinne in den Sand gesetzt hat. Zum Tode verurteilt durch Verbannung, verwahrlosen sie vor sich hin, um als Klettergerüst für asiatische Affen, Blechersatzteillager und "Friedhof der Lokomotiven" Insta-Spot zu taugen.Read more

  • Day93

    Uyuni

    January 11, 2019 in Bolivia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Wir sind in Uyuni, der trockensten, staubigsten und entlegensten Ecke Boliviens angekommen. Der am Rand des Nirgendwo gelegene Cementerio de Trenes begeistert uns mit seinen über 100 Jahren alten Lokomotiven. Morgen verlassen wir die Zivilisation für drei Tage in die Salar de Uyuni und in das südliche Altiplano.Read more

  • Day3

    Uyuni, Bolivie

    April 26, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Après avoir passé du temps au Salar pour faire des photos rigolotes, nous sommes allés voir un cimetière de trains à vapeur. Nous pouvions voir l'endroit où ils enfournaient le charbon et la réserve d'eau. 

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  • Day57

    Eisenbahnfriedhof Uyuni

    October 27, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Als in den 1940er Jahren die Industrie zusammenbrach und die örtlichen Mienen aufgegeben wurden, hatte der Bahnhof Uyuni ausgedient. Zurück blieben die Eisenbahnkompositionen, welche heute als Touristenattraktionen dienen.Read more

  • Day61

    Dragoman D15- Trainspotting

    April 20, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Suprisingly the small ecohotel gave us breakfast with some yummy coconut yoghurt and passable coffee. Setting off on Mamasita we arrived in Uyuni the gateway to the salt flats. It was market day and the town was full of energy.

    Bolivia is the first time in South America that I've felt we've come across a different culture. The people here are small in stature, I'm taller than any of the men. So as we weaved through the market stalls we had to duck under awnings, and felt like giants among the locals.

    Whilst most men typically wear trainers, jeans a jacket and a baseball cap the majority of women are in traditional clothes. On their head lies a bowler hat slightly to small for their head. Apparently in the 18th century, when they were in fashion, a big shipment arrived in Bolivia for the men, but they turned out to be too small, so the women wore them instead. If lying on top of the head the woman is married, if towards the back of the head she is single. They then wear colourful sholes with a colourful shirt. Then a hooped skirt with long fluffy patterned tights and leather shoes. An amazing dress. I keep trying to take sneaky photos of the but get caught, and get "no photos". I'll keep trying.

    The market had everything and anything you could want. Fruit and veg, electricals, clothes, phones. Endless streams of stalls each with a lady vendor in traditional dress busy knitting her next cardigan, with a baby strapped to their back swaddled in sling.

    Once fed we had a quick journey to the outskirts of town to the train graveyard. Two tracks full of abandoned train engines and carriages stretching for over a mile. Slowly rusting away, most are covered in colourful graffiti. It was like playtime, James, Charlotte, Izzy and I climbed most of the engines looking for the most creative photo to take. Trousers were ripped, hats were lost and boughts of ver0tigo were conquered to pose on top of the iron giants. We spent two hours in total and didn't want to leave.

    Checking in to the hotel we had a few hours before we all (minus Bob and Faye who seem to eat steak and a 3 course meal every night) had food in the hotel. Famed for being the best pizza in town, Minuteman restraunt. We were joined by a Toucan tourguide who was transitioning and was full of stories as she had been a overlanding tourguide for years. One of her groups in Africa had a love triangle where one of the women scorned cut up the others pasport and they were thrown in jail! Finishing the good pizza we headed to bed happy.
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  • Day9

    Uyuni - Train cemetery

    October 8, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Once we reached Uyuni, our 1st stopover was a the train cemetery. Its the last resting place of old steam locomotives that were the main power horses during the Spanish colonial era. Now, there's not much use left for these so they were all dumped in the desert around Uyuni.
    Its a nice tourist attraction now.
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  • Day21

    Train Cemetery and Colchani

    October 6, 2016 in Bolivia

    First stop on our tour was only a short drive from Uyuni into the desert. Here we came across a Cemetery of old coal powered trains that had been abandoned here when more modern trains took over in the mid 1900's. The railway line is still used about once a day, however in its hay day this was a very busy line, used to carry mining products to the coast for shipping. This was back when Bolivia owned the coastline and the trains. It was built in the late 1800's and the trains were brought over from England and the U.S., which is a pretty awesome feat. Now they serve as a reminder of the once busy line and act as a giant playground for adults.

    The rusting colours of the old skeletal trains contrasted so well with the marks of graffiti that adorned them and the surrounding yellow desert sand . It was a great photo opportunity, with so many different shapes and patterns to be found amongst the wreckages. It was also a great playground and we had a lot of fun clambering over the trains and leaping between the carriage roofs like we were in a bond movie. Turns out tetanus shots do come in handy ey! It was really good fun and I reckon we could definitely have stayed there longer had we had the time.
    Even the railway line looked awesome, stretching away in a straight line into the distance as far as the eye could see...not seen anything like it before now and you really got the sense of just how vast this desert is! We took plenty of photos on this too, not often you get to play on a railway and I reckon we could have seen a train coming an mile away!

    After this we headed to a town called Colchani, which is where all the mined salt is dried and packaged. We visited one small workshop but there are many of them in the town, each run by a family. They each have a right to mine a section of the the salt flat and they bring it to their workshops, as large salt blocks, to be processed. First they are dried in the sun, then placed in a long open oven, heated from below before being crushed and then sealed by hand into packets ready to sell. It is not a complicated process and we felt a little ripped off to have to tip a guy for literally melting a bit of plastic to seal a packet of salt (our guide did all the explaining) but I suppose at the same time they do not make a lot of money selling salt and this will go a long way for them.

    We wandered around the market stalls here for around 10 mins. We have already bought souvenirs so just enjoyed taking in the colour of the markets again. I absolutely love all the colourful fabrics they make and wear here, such a contrast to the UK!

    After this we headed on to the salt flats, where there would be some water and a chance to hopefully get some reflection pictures!
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  • Day6

    Stahlfriedhof

    July 20, 2016 in Bolivia ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Unser letzter Stop auf unserer 3 Tage Tour war dieser Friedhof von ausrangierten Eisenbahnen, welche ihrem Schicksal überlassen wurden! Schade nur, dass Grafitis den Eindruck zerstören!

    Nach diesem Fotostop ging es direkt in die Stadt Uyuni. Hier begann unsere Safari nach einem funktionsfähigen Geldautomaten, es war nicht schwierig einen zu finden! Jedoch wollte uns keiner Geld ausspucken. Wir entschlossen uns dann Geld zu wechseln, um unsere nächtliche Busreise nach La Paz zu bezahlen. Für ca. 45 EUR hatten wir uns sehr komfortable Liegesitze gesichert! Im Flieger wären dies die Business Class Sitze😎Read more

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