White and salty
Trip Start Nov 28, 2011
161Trip End Apr 09, 2013
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We got up really early to see the sunrise at the Salt Lake, near the Hotel de Sal. THe colours were reflacted and lowly the sun was getting up... After we have got our sunrise fotoshoot, we headed further into the salt lake, were we our breakfast together with our friends Laura and Raùl. While eliminating Katis unbelievable pancakes we discussed the Salar foto session and what to do how
Due to the fact that it is the rainy season we cannot get further into the flats. THe government forbade it as too many tourists had accidents. Probably another factor is that the the salt water is not best for the Jepps that have to pass it. However we also learned about the consistence of the flats, which actually have water under the salt layers - and we had a great time there!
The stronger the sun, the whiter the salt flats become, but you can also feel your skin getting dryer and your lips having that salty taste. After spending almost 3 hours on the salt flats, it was time to get back to Uyuni, but before we got there passed by where there was a salt production and we stopped at a small village Colchani for the local market.
After the tour we had our last lunch together, prepared by Kati. The afernoon we spent in the city an on the markets, while wating for our 7pm bus to Potosi. It was hard to face: it is time to say goodbye to Laura and Raùl, who are heading towards La Paz hile we are going to Potosi!
Some big hugs later and with another hat, actually Rauls being passed to Maria, we departed, with the promise to meet again sooner or later...!