|Bolivian border with driver|
Fifteen of us assembled at our 4WD jeeps and were split into three groups. We were to share our vehicle with three young German women; all varsity students. Our luggage was put on the roof under a tarpaulin alongside several big containers of petrol (no petrol stations in the desert), and we piled aboard to start our adventure.
A little further on, we stopped at Laguna Verde (Green Lake), at the base of the Licancabur Volcano – it is quite a stunner.
This lake is also full of minerals, but of a different type, turning the water various shades of green.
|Sol de Mañana geysers 4,900m|
We stopped next at the Sol de Mañana geysers which sit at 4,900 metres above sea level – quite high! Close by the geysers, was a thermal pool with very hot water. We chose not to have a dip in the pool - while it was lovely and warm in the water, the air out of it was absolutely freezing!
We passed one active volcano with a steady stream of smoke coming out of it.
|Arbol de Piedra rocks|
We also saw more vicuña.
|Sunrise on the Salar|
|Fun photo on the Salar|
|Leigh on derelict steam train|
|Uyuni town at night|
Everywhere women were shouting "Potosiiiiii, Potosiiiiiii" as well as other destinations, at the tops of their voices, to get you to buy a ticket. An amazing combination of vaguely melodic sounds!