Yaniv and salt lakes
Trip Start Jun 06, 2006
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3)first of all after such a big build up, independence day here was a bit of a fizzle..... NOTHING HAPPENED!!!!!! no marching bands.... there were hardly even any ppl on the streets!!!! what an anti climax.... hahahahha, actually, its a bit of a relief not to haee that constant noise.....
so what have we been doing in uyuni for the past three days (in the words of sally, this place is a hole!!) basically, we (rivka, aurelien, matias and i) have become very at home here, we have adopted the ladies at the place we are staying as our makeshift mum (who cooks for us) and grandma (who always has nice things to say). we have been having yaniv (card game) championships, rivka has been loosing things and having shopping delemmas, aurelien has been climbing things and collecting rocks, and we have all been learning how to make bracelets. for our one field trip we visited the train cemetery, a place just outside town where all old trains are abandoned to rust away...
so on the fourth day sally and kelly arrive for a long awaited reuinion and we head off to the salt lakes on a three day tour...... sally, kelly, rivka, aurelien, matias and i in a jeep with our driver and guide, his wife the cook and a four month old william. ok so a quick overview..... visited the salt lakes and isla pescado in the middle- lots of perspective photos were taken here (you will see what i mean in the photo gallery when i eventually do it). dali desert and the arbol del piedra (rock tree), laguna ordienda (or something like that), laguna colorado (red lake), some geisers, thermal pools (where we only braved our feet coz it was soooooo cold), laguna verde (site of the coldest breakfast ever), and the chilien frontier, where we bade sad farewell to kelly and sally again....... our reuinion was way too short. first night lulled us into a false sense on security..... but the second night was absolutely freeeeeezing!!!!! slept fully clothed with matias and i both in one sleeping bag inner sheet.... but this was also the site of one o fhte most amazing sunset ever- simultaneous full moon rise and sun set!!! amazing..... overall food was great, guide was a bit crap, and annoyed us by hurrying us up everywhere (man tours really suck), baby william was a chubby cheeked cutie who ammused us on the boring drives, and the setting was absolutely breathtaking!!!!!!