Work Hard, Play Hard

I don’t even know where to begin! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and it’s because there was no wifi access for several days! But I’m excited to share all we’ve seen and done! Work hard, play hard right?

Getting there:

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We took a taxi to the bus station, then from the bus we took a taxi to the train station. Our car 1551

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Llamas I saw from my train window! Llamas are as common here as Coca Cola!

Both the bus and train rides were hours long! Not much else to show… Onward to the next day!

Day 1:

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Breakfast in the morning at ‘Breakfast Noni’. All this for less than $5!

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At Uyuni, where all the fun begins!

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The resolution isn’t so great, but this is us at the train cemetery! These trains were once functional, but now they’re just fun photo props! 🙂

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The Salt Pyramids, one of my favorite places we visited!

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Now THIS is my favorite place! The salt flats of Uyuni is the world’s largest salt (and lithium) deposit. We’re actually standing on salt! When it rains, there’s a beautiful reflection that forms and it looks like a mirror, it’s so breathtaking!!

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The super flat terrain makes it easy to take ‘perspective photos’. This, however, looks like a scene from a bad Jurassic Park movie lol. Oh well.

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This is Fish Island (called so because the land mass is shaped like a fish). It’s covered with tall cacti such as this that grows about 1 cm per year. They grow super tall!

 

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We then stayed in this hotel where most of everything was made of salt!

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Our salt beds! They had soft mattresses on top so they were pretty comfortable

Day 2:

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At a semi- active volcano, there are mounds and mounds of volcanic rock around

 

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This is one of several beautiful lagoons we’ve visited

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The Rock Tree!

Day 3:

We met other students along the way too. We met a fun and super energetic girl from France named Louise who was traveling throughout South America for a year! We went on a hike with her 🙂

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Louise!

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Our tour group: me, a couple, Erica, Amina, and Louise at Lagoona Verde (Green Lagoon)

 

Highlights: the whole weekend!; starting Neonatology 🙂

 

 

 

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