After the Uyuni Salar, I wanted to get out of Uyuni town asap – it didn’t look great at all. Thankfully, I got the first bus to Tupiza. Unthankfully, I had to spend almost a week in a room to look after myself.
This time, the 3.30am wake up time was totally worth it. Our goal was to get to the Uyuni salt flats before sunrise. And in fairness I had no clue it could be that beautiful.
There are two ways to get into Bolivia from San Pedro de Atacama: via bus (meh) or via 4*4 tour (yeah!). What a wonderful way to get to see Uyuni, one of the most “impossible” places on Earth!
There are deserts. And then there is Atacama desert. Yes, the driest desert in the world. So dry, that some of its 6,000m and higher mountains have no snow. So dry, that on the first day I got there, hailstones, thunders, lightnings and rain knocked out the town.
After 3 long months of wandering throughout South America, 17 different locations, thousands of km… it was time to chill out and relax for a while.
And Santiago de Chile, believe it or not, suited me perfectly.