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Day 300 San Salvador JuJuy, Argentina: Civilization is…

Friday, March 31st, 2006

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You know you are in a more civilized country when you get on the bus and:

The road is paved.
There are painted lines separating the directions.
There are guardrails on cliff side turns.
The window trim hasnít vibrated off making it able to hear… everything.
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Photos: Salar de Uyuni Tour

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

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Day one: Photos of the Salar (Salt Plains)

This is where salt comes from. A salt processing farm.
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The ?dry? salt flats.
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Me on a salt mound.
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A salt Hotel.
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The ?wet?salt flats.
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Fish island.
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Lake driving through the flats.
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Day two.

A spice field with a rainbow.
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llamas at lunch and for lunch. They also have these runty llamas called Alpacas that have the softest fur. Jackets made from their fur start out at $2000.
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For the Flamingo lovers out there.
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Weird formations.
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The red lake and more Flamingoes.
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Day three.

The geysers at pre-dawn. Freaking cold.
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The hot water lakes.
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Hot girls in bikinis, at 5000M, in the freezing cold, at 7am, not so hard if you live the good life. Steve?s beer commercial. Make that Fanta commercial.
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These are the must see before you die spiritual shots.
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The blue lake with the blue fog.
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The white lake next to the blue lake. It was cool when the two fogs were side by side. Missed it though.
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The regular lake. Just had a good background.
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Me and the girls.
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This shot represents the 11 hour ride back to Uyuni. It suuuuuuucked!!!!!!!!!!!
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Photos: Potosi Mine Tour

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
potosi blog.JPG The entrance to the Potosi mine that we visited. Say goodby to these guys because in ten years they will be dead. The lack of any breathing equipment causes a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 299 Villazon, Bolivia: Recovery.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
IMG_2518.JPG I had a decent nights sleep with bouts of getting up and playing Counter-Strike and watching Spiderman. I figured I would just laze around and doze in and out. It did turn ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 298 Villazon, Bolivia: OD.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
drugs.jpg OD= Overdose. I don't know if that is the right description, but maybe it would be best described as the reason for those ten thousand words squished on the one inch square label ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 297 Tupiza, Bolivia: Jade and me.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
IMGP4148[1].jpg 100_2587.jpg We both were pretty tired and woke up a little later in the morning. I had neglected my Counter-Strike playing, so I played a little while Gabriella ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 296 Tupiza, Bolivia: Hop along Steve and Gabriella.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
tupiza blog.JPG The train pulled in at the ungodly hour of 5am and then forced us out as it had one more stop to go. I woke up feeling fairly good with a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 295 Salar de Uyuni: Goodby?s, hello?s, and fifteen hours of beatings.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
salar blog (1).JPG Dark, freezing, and inhospitable are the only way to describe the plains at 4:30am. No time for morning tea or anything. Just pack up everything and hop into ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 294 Salar de Uyuni: Surreal.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
salar blog (16).JPG We had a fairly late start with a 8am take-off. Breakfast was the usual tea with bread and marmalade. The girls had brought Marmalite for one of them ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 293 Salar de Uyuni: Where does salt come from?

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
salar blog.JPG I was up fairly early since I wanted to pick up some supplies before we headed off, knowing that there wouldn't be many grocery stores to buy stuff. Toilet paper, cookies, ... [Continue reading this entry]