Uyuni

Uyuni is the gateway to the salt flats and the Bolivian highlands. As far as towns go, it was probably the least appealing town we visited. It's in the middle of nowhere. I believe it was established as a railway junction workshop, hence the multiple tracks which run through town and also the train cemetery just out of town.

The town itself is spread out, sparse, dusty and does not have much to do. We started our 4x4 trek there, heading out to the salt flats first, then on through the mountains, but they have their own pages


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On the road heading to Uyuni
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On the road heading to Uyuni
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I call these the bacon hills
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It did start to rain, then snow on us on the way
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A rainbow over the landscape
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Welcome to the first glimpses of the Bolivian highlands
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And now the first glimpse of Uyuni
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The main road in Uyuni, thats the soccer stadium on the right
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Av Ferroviaria, the other main road in Uyuni. Not much happens there.
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I did love this former railway vehicle
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Statue on the main road, you can tell its a railway junction
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A carved door in Uyuni, most unexpected
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