Mirage on the Salt Flats (Jodi Teeple)
Mirage on the Salt Flats
Rio Apurimac in Peru, I think (Jodi Teeple)
Rio Apurimac in Peru, I think
Flying into Bolivia from Peru (Jodi Teeple)
Flying into Bolivia from Peru
Just a hint of the altitude that awaits me (Jodi Teeple)
Just a hint of the altitude that awaits me
Airport at La Paz (Jodi Teeple)
Airport at La Paz
Looking down on La Paz from El Alto (Jodi Teeple)
Looking down on La Paz from El Alto
Some famous Spaniard and me (Jodi Teeple)
Some famous Spaniard and me
Checking out the Congressional buildings (Jodi Teeple)
Checking out the Congressional buildings
The Bus Depot - a South American travelers best friend! (Jodi Teeple)
The Bus Depot - a South American travelers best friend!
Passing remote villages on the way to Oruro (Jodi Teeple)
Passing remote villages on the way to Oruro
Outside the Church Virgin de Candelaria (Jodi Teeple)
Outside the Church Virgin de Candelaria
Virgin de Candelaria - the patron of Oruro miners (Jodi Teeple)
Virgin de Candelaria - the patron of Oruro miners
Inside the Church of the Virgin of the Miners (Jodi Teeple)
Inside the Church of the Virgin of the Miners
Offerings to Virgin at an entrance to the old mine (Jodi Teeple)
Offerings to  Virgin at an entrance to the old mine
Oruro monument to miners (Jodi Teeple)
Oruro monument to miners
Leaving on the train for Uyuni (Jodi Teeple)
Leaving on the train for Uyuni
Cool views from the train window (Jodi Teeple)
Cool views from the train window
We pass lots of water and beautiful scenery (Jodi Teeple)
We pass lots of water and beautiful scenery
Incredible diversity of birds (Jodi Teeple)
Incredible diversity of birds
Amazing sunset on the way to Uyuni (Jodi Teeple)
Amazing sunset on the way to Uyuni
My hotel - very cozy! (Jodi Teeple)
My hotel - very cozy!
They were very helpful and had cool flutes on the wall (Jodi Teeple)
They were very helpful and had cool flutes on the wall
Train Cemetery - where industry ends (Jodi Teeple)
Train Cemetery - where industry ends
Part of the parking lot (Jodi Teeple)
Part of the parking lot
The remoteness of the land is breathtaking (Jodi Teeple)
The remoteness of the land is breathtaking
Leader of the Pack in retirement (Jodi Teeple)
Leader of the Pack in retirement
What blue, blue skies!! (Jodi Teeple)
What blue, blue skies!!
Mineral pools are called the 'Eyes of Uyuni' (Jodi Teeple)
Mineral pools are called the 'Eyes of Uyuni'
Mineral pools in the salt desert - copper and iron (Jodi Teeple)
Mineral pools in the salt desert - copper and iron
An iron ore 'eye' - check out the gas bubbles (Jodi Teeple)
An iron ore 'eye' - check out the gas bubbles
Playa Blanca Hotel - all bricks and furniture are made of salt! (Jodi Teeple)
Playa Blanca Hotel - all bricks and furniture are made of salt!
the statues are all salt... (Jodi Teeple)
the statues are all salt...
brown lines in the salt shows the dry and rainy seasons (Jodi Teeple)
brown lines in the salt shows the dry and rainy seasons
In Colchani, they dry, ionize and bag the salt for sale (Jodi Teeple)
In Colchani, they dry, ionize and bag the salt for sale
In Colchani - processing the salt for local distribution (Jodi Teeple)
In Colchani - processing the salt for local distribution
Oscar explains the salt process (Jodi Teeple)
Oscar explains the salt process
Salt is piled so the water can drain off (Jodi Teeple)
Salt is piled so the water can drain off
This salt is ready to be loaded + transported to Colchani (Jodi Teeple)
This salt is ready to be loaded + transported to Colchani
The back of the truck - with a little salt (Jodi Teeple)
The back of the truck - with a little salt
when the dry season arrives, the salt forms cool hexagons (Jodi Teeple)
when the dry season arrives, the salt forms cool hexagons
miles and miles of white salt lay before us (Jodi Teeple)
miles and miles of white salt lay before us
The international gang celebrating sunset (Jodi Teeple)
The international gang celebrating sunset
Illusions in the salt desert (Jodi Teeple)
Illusions in the salt desert
France, Italy, Japan, & USA celebrate the trip (Jodi Teeple)
France, Italy, Japan, & USA celebrate the trip
whoops! timing problems (Jodi Teeple)
whoops!  timing problems
Sunset and moon in Uyuni (Jodi Teeple)
Sunset and moon in Uyuni
the lighting is simply amazing (Jodi Teeple)
the lighting is simply amazing
too amazing for words (Jodi Teeple)
too amazing for words
rock fences for quinoa crop (Jodi Teeple)
rock fences for quinoa crop
road back to the salt desert (Jodi Teeple)
road back to the salt desert
Tahua -our home for the night in the Salt Desert (Jodi Teeple)
Tahua -our home for the night in the Salt Desert
hmmm... check out the salt lines! the socks are all black! (Jodi Teeple)
hmmm... check out the salt lines!  the socks are all black!
Tahua teenagers playing futebol (Jodi Teeple)
Tahua teenagers playing futebol
Tahua cemetery - what they can\'t build with rocks! (Jodi Teeple)
Tahua cemetery - what they can\'t build with rocks!
Llamas checking us out in the cemetery (Jodi Teeple)
Llamas checking us out in the cemetery
I'm impressed by the number of rocks - the llamas are not (Jodi Teeple)
I'm impressed by the number of rocks - the llamas are not
Mummy burial area outside Tahua (Jodi Teeple)
Mummy burial area outside Tahua
there were several mummies in the natural cave (Jodi Teeple)
there were several mummies in the natural cave
Leaving Tahua (Jodi Teeple)
Leaving Tahua
cool driveway marker (Jodi Teeple)
cool driveway marker
And we have a flat tire, of course! (Jodi Teeple)
And we have a flat tire, of course!
Fish Island - locally known as Inka Huani - Inka Home (Jodi Teeple)
Fish Island - locally known as Inka Huani - Inka Home
photo opportunity! (Jodi Teeple)
photo opportunity!
what a view! (Jodi Teeple)
what a view!
Cheers! to a wonderful experience (Jodi Teeple)
Cheers! to a wonderful experience
Oscar (our guide) strolling the remote landscape (Jodi Teeple)
Oscar (our guide) strolling the remote landscape
La Paz and their fabulous futebol stadium (Jodi Teeple)
La Paz and their fabulous futebol stadium
side streets of La Paz (Jodi Teeple)
side streets of La Paz
La Paz (Jodi Teeple)
La Paz
Bolivians love their masks! (Jodi Teeple)
Bolivians love their masks!
Valley of the Moon in La Paz (Jodi Teeple)
Valley of the Moon in La Paz
A moon crater (Jodi Teeple)
A moon crater
progress builds between amongst the landscape (Jodi Teeple)
progress builds between amongst the landscape
A night out for the girls (Jodi Teeple)
A night out for the girls
on the way to Tihuanaco they were setting up for a festival (Jodi Teeple)
on the way to Tihuanaco they were setting up for a festival
new discovery in Tihuanaco (Jodi Teeple)
new discovery in Tihuanaco
Tiwanaku Sun Gate in Bolivia (Jodi Teeple)
Tiwanaku Sun Gate in Bolivia
Tihuanaco Statue (Jodi Teeple)
Tihuanaco Statue
Tihuanaco stone ear drum - really works! (Jodi Teeple)
Tihuanaco stone ear drum - really works!
Juan Carlos and the "ear canal" at Tiwanaku ruin (Jodi Teeple)
Juan Carlos and the "ear canal" at Tiwanaku ruin
The Sunken Temple (Jodi Teeple)
The Sunken Temple
some carvings are very well preserved (Jodi Teeple)
some carvings are very well preserved
Sunken Temple looking through to the statue (Jodi Teeple)
Sunken Temple looking through to the statue
finishing touches before the dance begins (Jodi Teeple)
finishing touches before the dance begins
Dancers preparing for a festival in Bolivia (Jodi Teeple)
Dancers preparing for a festival in Bolivia
And they are off! (Jodi Teeple)
And they are off!
The festival in full swing (Jodi Teeple)
The festival in full swing
Participants and observers for the celebration (Jodi Teeple)
Participants and observers for the celebration
Musicians marching in a festival in Bolivia (Jodi Teeple)
Musicians marching in a festival in Bolivia
he was proud of his tie tack! (Jodi Teeple)
he was proud of his tie tack!
Crossing Lake Titicaca on a ferry (Jodi Teeple)
Crossing Lake Titicaca on a ferry
Lake Titicaca (Jodi Teeple)
Lake Titicaca
Copacabana (Jodi Teeple)
Copacabana
sunset on the lake (Jodi Teeple)
sunset on the lake
Island of the Sun on Lake Titicaca (Jodi Teeple)
Island of the Sun on Lake Titicaca
ancient building ruins (Jodi Teeple)
ancient building ruins
3 water flows - each tastes different! (Jodi Teeple)
3 water flows - each tastes different!
Hiking up (Jodi Teeple)
Hiking up
Blessing of the Cars in Copacabana (Jodi Teeple)
Blessing of the Cars in Copacabana
Vehicles being blessed in Copacabana, Bolivia (Jodi Teeple)
Vehicles being blessed in Copacabana, Bolivia
a few flowers, a little holy water, a priest... (Jodi Teeple)
a few flowers, a little holy water, a priest...
Church of Copacobana (Jodi Teeple)
Church of Copacobana
Local dancers practicing (Jodi Teeple)
Local dancers practicing
dancing in Lake Titicaca (Jodi Teeple)
dancing in Lake Titicaca
Jodi Teeple
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