No, this is not Mars. The infinite horizon of Salar De Uyuni’s white salt leaves me breathless. Located near the crest of the Andes Mountains, this is the largest salt flat in the world. During the rainy season there is a thin film of brine water resting on its top, creating the most incredible reflections (probably the world’s largest mirror). The flats contain 50-70% of the world’s lithium reserve (lithium is found in batteries and bipolar meds, ick).
It looks like one of the most spectacular places to take photographs I’ve ever seen. Apparently it’s really easy to get altitude sickness in these parts so if you are driving from the coast you may need a few days to acclimatize. A hilarious but awesome tidbit about this place is that it’s the breeding ground for pink flamingos. Also, the blogs keep saying there are lots of drunk drivers so choose your guide wisely and buckle up.
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