137 Kms from Challapata
I arrived in La Paz (the highest capital city in the world). I booked up my jeep tour which was just about to leave on the overnight bus to Uyuni, i was on the flight so got to have a nights sleep in a bed. From La Paz we headed further into Bolivia to the town of Potosi.Here if you want to you can take a visit deep into the silver and tin mines that the town is famous for. I chose instead to wander the streets of Potosi, every other turning led to another brightly coloured market and I had a happy day, wandering in and out of the stalls, replacing depleted toiletries, buying some clothes, and finding props for the upcoming trip to the salt flats.
174 Kms from Challapata
From Potosi we headed to Uyuni. Driving into Uyuni feels like you’ve arrived into a town at the end of the worldEverything is covered in sand and dust, litter blows across the road in front of you and piles up at the side of the road. Uyuni sits on the edge of the high altiplano, a wilderness that extends for hundreds of kilometres towards the border with Argentina and Chile. I’ll be heading out across the altiplano but first we’re to spend the day on the Salt Flats