Bolivia
Antonio Quijarro

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  • Day33

    600 km durch die Wüste...

    December 3, 2018 in Bolivia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Endlose Weite, Salz, Sand, Lagunen in allen Farben, Flamingos....die Eindrücke und Farben sind kaum in kleinen Bildern darstellbar...weitere Highlights waren ein nächtliches Bad unterm Sternenhimmel in heißen Quellen (das Umkleiden am Beckenrand nach dem Baden bei 5 Grad war herausfordernd) und eine Nacht in einem Hotel aus Salz...Read more

  • Day25

    Salar de Uyuni

    November 1, 2019 in Bolivia ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    What incredible landscapes Bolivia has to offer!

    After the 10h nightbus, our group for the next 3 days got together in Uyuni, where I also met Karen from Ireland again to cross the border together.
    By jeep we headed off to the stunning scenery of the salt slats. White as far as one could see!
    Best place for some funny pictures as well - beware the dinosaur!!

    PS. With more than 10.000km² Salar de Uyuni are the biggest salt flats on earth!
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  • Day27

    Salz, Salz und noch mehr Salz

    February 22, 2019 in Bolivia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Früh aufstehen? Claro!
    Diesmal irgendwann gegen vier, weil ein Flug nach Salar de Uyuni anstand.
    Also mal wieder Sachen packen und ab zum Flughafen.
    Früh morgens kommt man übrigens auch in Südamerika in der Zeit durch den Straßenverkehr, den man aus Europa gewohnt ist. Ansonsten schlägt man lieber Faktor 2-3 oben drauf.
    Diesmal war der Flug überraschend ohne Verspätung und weitere Dramen. Angeblich war unser Gepäck nicht dabei, was sich aber als Falschmeldung herausstelle.
    In Uyuni hatten wir erstmal eine Stunde Zeit, die wir nutzen, um uns auf dem Markt mit Kopfbedeckung, Wasser und ein paar Kleinigkeiten zu essen einzudecken.
    Danach wurden die Jeeps beladen und wir fuhren zu einem nahen Eisenbahnfriedhof, auf dem ausrangierte Loks und Wagen vor sich hin rosteten.
    Soweit erkennbar handelte es sich ausschließlich um Dampfloks aus verschiedensten Ländern.
    Wahrscheinlich würden sich Museen die Finger nach so einer Auswahl lecken, durch den Mangel an Pflege taugt das ganze aber nur noch als Fotospot für Touristen.
    Nachdem wir auch unseren Bedarf an Fotos gedeckt hatten fuhren wir weiter in die Salzwüste, die dank Regenzeit und Einspeisung durch zwei Flüsse gar nicht so wüst war.
    Auf der gesamten Fläche standen etwa 5-15 cm Wasser.
    Die sehr ruhige Wasseroberfläche und der Mangel an Bezugspunkten ermöglichen interessante Fotomontagen.
    Wir verbrachten den Tag inklusive Mittagessen bis zum Sonnenuntergang auf dem Salz, danach ging es zurück in eine Nachbarstadt in einer sehr... interessanten Unterkunft.
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  • Day51

    San Pedro nach Uyuni - 2nd Post

    March 8, 2018 in Bolivia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Schon ein Weilchen her waren wir auf einem grandiosen Road-Trip durch einige der unwirklichsten Orte, die wir bisher gesehen haben. Der dazugehörige und von ein paar weiteren Fotos umrahmte Clip mit Knallfrosch Charles hat es nun endlich auf YouTube geschafft: https://youtu.be/QBVmXW3ojvA

    Wir sind derweil (mit Flug FC8076) auf dem Weg von Medellin nach Cartagena.Read more

  • Day36

    Uyuni - Tag 3

    April 14, 2018 in Bolivia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Nach dem ich die Nacht nicht ausser Reichweite der Toilette verbrachte, war ich am Morgen nicht wirklich transportfähig. So gings zu einem Hospital, wo sie mir wieder einigermassen auf die Beine halfen - zu mindest konnte so die Autofahrt in Angriff genommen werden.
    Kurzer Fotostopp bei einer tollen Kirche und beim Eisenbahnfriedhof in Uyuni bevor es dann zum Highlight- Salar de Uyuni - ging.
    Der Wind verhinderte die bekannten Reflexionen leider, tolle Bilder gibt's trotzdem.
    Gegen 18:00 kommen wir im Hostal an - ab in die Federn :)
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  • Day9

    Ojos de Sal

    October 8, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    The eye of the salt is a clear salted water pool bubbling out from below the ground in the middle of the salar salt plains.
    The water is clear but very salty. We dipped our hands in the water to feel the consistency and immediately on drying, the hands were white with salt. We tasted it and found it to be very salty. I'm not sure why and how salt water is seeping out from below the ground.
    All around us were baked and crystallized salt planes. Its a surreal sight.
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  • Day9

    Sunset on the Salar de Uyuni

    October 8, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    From the worldwide flags monument, we drove towards Tunupa Volcano to find a place to sleep for the night.
    It was getting late and we were still an hour or so to our destination when the sunset happened. It looked really beautiful on the flat salt surface.
    Once the sun set, it got dark very quickly.

  • Day723

    The Great White...

    May 9, 2018 in Bolivia ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    After never having driven in the dark for 2 years we seem to be making a bit of a habit of it, and we got to Uyuni late. It was a dusty and deary place as we remembered from last time! We had friends camping at the train graveyard so we headed there, but in the pitch black and rough ground so it took some finding. It was a bloody cold night, but when I let Maya out for a midnight pee the view of the stars and silhouettes of the trains was amazing.

    We stocked up and headed out onto the Salar (salt flats) with Don and Sam. We were expecting some water when we entered and weren't sure how deep it was, but after a little paddle we went for it and fortunately got out the other side. From there we were faced with a few hundred square miles of flat salt.
    We didn't really have a plan so we found a bit of a track and just followed it. After a hour or two of identical views we figured there wasn't a lot of point driving all the way across, so we pulled over for the night.

    Within a few minutes I'd put my foot through a soft spot, which was more than a little disconcerting, particularly after hearing about some fellow overlanders who managed to sink their rig and had to hike 20 miles for help! After a bit of investigation we found a bunch of these holes with a thin crust over them - they appeared to be small vertical holes through the thick salt (well over a metre) and everything else was pretty solid so and figured the vans would still be there in the morning!

    I had the forethought to take some firewood (very hard to come by on the altiplano) and we had a lovely evening cooking stew on the expanse, accompanied by a few bottles of lovely wine. It was a slightly surreal but highly enjoyable experience.

    We woke to a bright white landscape as far as the eye could see. There wasn't much point exploring as it was all the same so out came the golf clubs and an impromptu game of pitch and putt! We then spent a couple of hours experimenting with some fun photos as the lack of discernable features means your perspective is easily distorted. Obviously most of these activities were done with a beer in hand, and we had a wonderful day just messing about.

    The next morning was more of the same, and after a couple of hours we figured we should probably venture back to civilisation, and ended up back at the train graveyard.
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  • Day46

    Uyuni salt flats

    January 7, 2019 in Bolivia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Former lake that has a salt bed more than a meter thick. The first pic looks across some be of the 12,000+ sq km of salt, while the second is a similar view at sunset. The third looks over the standing water that begins to appear in the rainy season, mostly as runoff from the mountains. The 4th gives a sense of scale with people in view. The last two are of a cave that has been built up with stones and used as a tomb. The burial has been dated to the 1200s.Read more

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Provincia Quijarro, Antonio Quijarro

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