Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday Snapshot: Salar di Uyuni, Bolivia
I believe I have already disclosed to the readers of this blog my obsession with salt (licking bouillon cubes as a child, it runs deep). So you can imagine how excited I was to get to the Salar di Uyuni in western Bolivia. Uyuni, the largest salt flat on the planet at 10,582 square kilometers and 3,656 meters above sea level, is a sight to behold. And we weren't the only ones to behold it as tourists traversed the hypnotizing landscape in 4 x 4s, with pit stops at the controversial salt hotel, Incahuasi island and a salt mining depot - where I licked piles of salt before selecting one to bag and bring home. I think I went through the one-kilo bag in less than two months. Obsessed, I tell you.