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Salar de Uyuni (Day 2)
4 Amigos in South America

(Faye Xuan)
We hit the road in the morning just before 8AM. 2 hour bumpy drive later we were at a view point to see an active volcano. The view point itself was formed by volcanic rocks of many different shapes.

The second and third stops were two sulphur lagoons with pink flamingoes. I didn't know they even lived in such cold climates. We had lunch at second lagoon.

We also stopped at an desert area that bordered Chile to look at a rabbit/kangaroo like animal called Viscacha. They were very cute with their long ears and whiskers and brush tails.

Then it was a short stop at the Tree Rock which is a piece of volcanic rock that is in a shape of a tree. It is naturally formed by the strong wind. I also noticed the strong wind forms strange formation of snow/ice left over from the winter.

Our day ended at the Laguna Colorada or the Red Lagoon. The lagoon is dark red due to the algae in the water which the flamingos also feast on them. It is part of the national park. There was a 150 bolivianos (27 USD) per person park fee. There were a lot more flamingos in this lagoon.

There were nicely maintained toilet facilities at each major stops. But they can range from prices from 2 to 5 bolivianos (which was at the Red Lagoon). You get toilet paper with the price.

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