Places I Really Want to Visit #9
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the largest salt flat in the world, covering over 10,000 square kilometres. Thousands of years ago, this seemingly dried-up looking lake was completely underwater, but the water eventually dried up, revealing what we see today, which is kilometres of endless salt, lithium, and other minerals. The bottom picture is what Salar de Uyuni looks like when it is dry, while the other pictures show what it looks like after it has rained. The rain and the salt leave a mirror like appearance and people say walking on it after it has rained feels like walking on water.
The flats are understandably popular with tourists who are visiting the area, but it was hard to find good, respectable pictures. A simple google search reveals dozens of images of people taking really dumb pictures while on the flat, like they do when visiting the Tower of Pisa. Don’t be a dumb tourist kids, if you’re going to go on a trip across the world to see something beautiful, actually look at it with your own eyes while it is in front of you, don’t just take corny, clichéd photos to say you’ve been there.