At the time Rosie was on a 3 month sabbatical travelling South East Asia and South America. I decided to pack my things and visit her in Chile & Bolivia where I could finally tick the Salt Flats off my bucket list.
It took us 2 nights to reach the Bolivian Salt Flats, sharing a jeep with 3 other back-packers. Salar de Uyuni is 3,656 meters above sea level and my body didn’t take that very well. The first stop over, I came down with the worst headache imaginable combined with random nosebleeds throughout the night. I wasn’t able to stomach any food and started regretting the journey.
Day 2 arrived and I felt a bit better. My body started to adjust and started to regret less. On the 2nd night we stayed at a little salt hotel and our group decided to get up at 4am the next morning to watch the sunrise over the Salt Flats.
We were one of the first groups to arrive and watching the sun rise, illuminating the night sky with this amazing gradient over the salt flats made the whole journey worthwhile.