Last night in the desert

Trip Start Oct 23, 2009
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Trip End Mar 17, 2010


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Hotel over looking the Colorado lake

Flag of Bolivia  , Potosí,
Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Woke up and left the outskirkts of the salt desert and we winded our way up and into the desert, crossed paths with a smoking volcano , then with 3 different coloured lagoons filled with flamingoes (three different types), had lunch infront of one of them, saw some crazy rock formations (where I tried and managed to climb one of the tallest ones) and finally nearing 16h we stopped at our hotel for the night.



Next day we woke up at 5am. Got dressed it was alot warmer than the last I was here (- 15 then, only -5 this time round). Arrived at the gysers, where malten rock mixes with water and creates enourous clouds of sulphuric vapour. Very impressive.

Took loads of magnificent fotos, managed to get real close but the altitude could be felt and Agat and Flore were both spinning around in their head - I never felt better - LOL. Then we comforted ourselves with a hot bath at 4500m (after the 5000m at the geysers). Saw the Lagona Verde at the Chiliean border and not to far from the Argetinian either and headed off back to Uyuni (6hrs). Flore didnt feel to good, got to say that she just abouted parachuted herself into the altitude (was travelling around 2500m before the trip). Stopped for lunch in a small town and took some pictures iht Lamas and continued our journey. Flore slept most of the way, I read and Agat did a bit of both. Got to Uyuni bought train tickets for that very night (the same train that  Flore arrived on goes form the southern border to Orouro, three hours south of La Paz by bus). Unfortunatly there were only "popular" (for the mass) tickets left (you have Normal and Executive above that level) Flore really didnt feel well,  digestive problems but we got on the train at 2am non the less. Off to Oruro then, La Paz and Copacabana! Crossing Bolivia in a day!
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