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Old 12-01-2012, 01:29 PM   #171
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The Salt Hotel de Luna is a snazzy hotel sitting right on the edge of the salar with prices to match but as per usual Guillermo was up to the job of getting us a bargain so we decided to stay

with our room being done up in excellent taste

of course when you have expensive accomedations something has to give so here was supper for the night, fresh prunes and a can of tuna but as always accompanied by a bottle of good wine, try that and see what happens in the morning

but what we were there for was the salar (salt flats), we met a young guide who really wanted a ride on the salt on a motorcycle so we got a free tour of the easy to get to parts

Claudia giving us a tour

the salar is huge, it is really hard to describe what it is like

when your out in the middle you can see the curve of the earth but here is the pattern in the salt repeated endlessly

We rode out to the islands in the salar and turned south and made our way off the salt flat, when we did this we ran into 2 days of hard hard slogging through single track of soft deep sand, no pictures I'm afraid it was just too hard trying to get to the Bolivia/Chile border
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