After a night in Potosí to relax from the mine we headed to Uyuni. We met Bruno, a Brazilian guy, at the bus station, who recommended us a nice and cheap hotel. Thanks Bruno! When checking different agencies for the tour to San Pedro we met him again. Kevin asked him about the quads (four wheelers) standing in front of the agency. Bruno told us, that he rents them out and recommended us a tour to the Salar in the evening to see the sunset. Kevin had done some quad tours before so he easily convinced me and thus I was sitting on my first quad a few hours later. And we headed to the Salar. What a fun! Awesome!
After an hour of offroad biking (yeah, yeah, yeah) we arrived at the Salar de Uyuni just in time. The Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat of the world. As it was the rainy season, the Salar was covered by a layer of water which makes it a big big mirror. The sunset was of amazing beauty. In the middle of the Salar a big thunderstorm was forming and the sun was both reflected by the clouds and the water layer. Just have a look at the photos. I am still happy that I was allowed to see this miracle of the nature, especially as one normally don’t see it, ’cause the tours regularly leave in the morning. The quad ride back in the darkness, the middle of the thunderstorm (which had caught us) and with just one light (as the light on Kevins quad was not working) added some adrenaline to the tour. After a hot shower we got our deserved dinner and a few drinks in the evening. What a day! Thanks Kevin for asking Bruno about the quads! Wohohoooooo!
Then next morning we went back to the Salar. This time in a jeep and together with Caroline and Daniel from Brazil, Shireen and Lionel from Belgium, and Augustin, our driver, guide, and cook. It looked totally different in bright sunlight. Reflecting clouds and mountains. Endless views. We had a great time taking some funny pics. And then headed south to see more amazing landscapes…
Greets from the genie in a bottle