Sep 302011
 

Somewhere in the middle of the Uyuni salt lake stands the Island of Incahuasi. Some prefer to call it Cactus island since it is covered by the thorny plants. The place is completely surreal, and as a result, bolsers some creative behaviours by the visitors (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Sep 282011
 

Million of years ago, a part of the Pacific Ocean found itself cut away and included in the rise of the Andes Chain. Eventually, all water evaporated and left a huge plain full of salt. It is a strange feeling to drive up to 150km on a virgin white surface.  Seems like ice and that the ground is going to break at any time. The Uyuni Salar is obviously used to provide salt to all of Bolivia, even though the workers conditons are reminiscent of decades ago. Given the amount of supply, there is enough for billion years I guess.  (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Sep 272011
 

Except for the enormous Salt Lake, there isn´t much to see in Uyuni. Except maybe for this old train cemetery.  (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Sep 252011
 

… I will join the Army.  (taken in La Paz’s Plaza de Armas. This post has been programed since we are in the Uyuni salt desert without internet connection)

Taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Sep 242011
 

Today, a bus took us from Lake Titicaca to the city of La Paz, Bolivia. Unluckily, there were no “garotas” on the beach of this Copacabana, just a few quite interesting characters. (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Sep 232011
 

Uros, Amanti and Taquile sound like names of Antiquity Gods. Yet they are the names of three islands on Lake Titicaca where we spent the last two days. Uros are the floating islands where the inhabitants’ houses are built on rushes. Amanti is home of fishermen and sheperds who perpetuate centuries old traditions. As for Taquile, it is know for its weavers which are men only. (click on pictures for high res).

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph