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Salar De Uyuni

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A: When Heaven and Earth Merge - Cycling Across the the Salar de Uyuni

by Arroz Marisco, 6.0 km away

Riding along Ruta 30 I left near the little village of Colchani to head into the Salar de Uyuni. Rain...

When Heaven and Earth Merge - Cycling Across the the Salar de Uyuni

B: When Heaven and Earth Merge - Salt Extraction outside Colchani

by Arroz Marisco, 6.6 km away

The small village of Colchani is the usual point of access to the giant salt flats of Uyuni. Located ...

When Heaven and Earth Merge - Salt Extraction outside Colchani

C: Uyuni salt lake 【Stars gush Mizukagami】

by hiroshima munetaka, 17.5 km away

Uyuni salt lake 【Stars gush Mizukagami】

D: ウユニ塩湖からの星空

by hiroshima munetaka, 21.3 km away

天候に恵まれませんでしたが…何とか星空を写すことが出来ました。

ウユニ塩湖からの星空

E: Uyuni Locomotive

by hiroshima munetaka, 27.7 km away

Wreckage of a steam locomotive was destroyed on the outskirts of Uyuni, but had created a very strang...

Uyuni Locomotive

F: Mirage-inducing Landscape 2 - Uyuni Salt Flats

by Arroz Marisco, 28.8 km away

The largest expanse of salt on Earth, this bewildering landscape is home to many optical hallucinatio...

Mirage-inducing Landscape 2 - Uyuni Salt Flats

G: Uyuni salt lake  Fairy of the Desert

by hiroshima munetaka, 57.7 km away

Shooting spot of original salt hotel located in the Uyuni salt lake. There is no national flag of all...

Uyuni salt lake  Fairy of the Desert

H: Uyuni

by hiroshima munetaka, 57.7 km away

Uyuni salt lake

Uyuni

I: Salar Uyuni

by luis davilla, 57.7 km away

Salar Uyuni

J: salar of uyuni. bolivia

by luis davilla, 57.7 km away

salar of uyuni. bolivia

salar of uyuni. bolivia

This panorama was taken in Bolivia, South America

This is an overview of South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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