so it occurred to me that i haven't posted that much in the last couple of weeks - and every time i have i've spent it moaning. well this negativity stops now... for at least one day only. that's assuming my bus makes it into asuncion as scheduled, otherwise i'll rewrite this copy and complain about that. anyways it's pretty difficult to be anything other than positive when you see a sight like this: the world's largest salt flat
in bolivia. i saw this on the third day of my trip from san pedro de atacama
in chile to bolivia and it was the main reason for taking the trip. hell, it was one of the reasons that i wanted to travel in south america in the first place. i'd seen an argentinian salt flat
the month before, but what makes this place unique is the scale of it that stretches on for miles out to the horizon. i was told before i booked the tour that there had been a lot of rainfall, and some parts of the salar were inaccessible because of flooding. i took this to be bad news, thinking that i would be missing out. the opposite was true, as a result of all of the standing water the salt flat was transformed into a giant mirror - creating reflections that made this alien landscape look truly awesome.
here's the original