After spending 2 nights in Potosi, we headed off for Uyuni - the gateway to the largest salt flats in the world - the nearby Salar de Uyuni. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salar_de_Uyuni
) The salt flats are also the site of lithium mining. Lithium is used in rechargeable batteries.
The ride to Uyuni was only about 150 miles but the scenery was great and the road was mostly paved. We did see a lot a llamas along the way.
Llamas hanging out near the road. The llamas did not seem to have any significant rear of people.
A truck stop where we had lunch on the road to Uyuni
Our lunch that day was soup - I was hungry so I had 2 bowls of soup for lunch.
The road to Uyuni
Nearing Uyuni with the salt flats in the far distance.
After arriving in Uyuni we took a side trip to the train graveyard outside Uyuni.
After checking into the hotel, we took a walking tour of the town before having dinner
Dinner that night was llama steaks and potatoes. Llama tastes a lot like beef liver!!