Justins World

Dusty old Uyuni

We left the Hostel Eucalyptus, which we found out was named after eucalyptus leaves because thats what koalas eat, similar to the miners who chew on coco leaves.
We caught the 10am bus to Uyuni, to ensure we had time to peruse the place, book a tour to the salt flats and Chile and confirm one night was plenty long enough!
The bus to Uyuni was quite comfortable, only half full and the road is much better than the outdated info on the internet from the days of the dirt road. We have probably visited Bolivia at the right time before mass transit bus tours come along to use the new sealed roads they have been building.

Uyuni

Uyuni


We could see what I feel is a fraction of the salt flats as we headed down the last hill into Uyuni, a large spec on a giant plain. The town is very much a frontier town, that serviced an industry from a bygone era. Apparently the train still comes here, although the tracks I saw were not in use, then again it is Bolivia so it is probably is still in use.
We had lunch in town with a grumpy waitress and then booked our 3 day tour of the Salt flats of Uyuni and transferring into Chile. So we will be offline for a few days until we hit Chile.
Now its time for dinner!

Uyuni hotel

Uyuni hotel

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