The Desert Crossing
We leave San Pedro on a bus that will take us to get our passports stamped, then on to the border with Bolivia which is another hour away.
There are 3 4x4 jeeps waiting to take us on our 3 day crossing of the desert, salt flats and climb 300 metres. For 3 days we travel off road. At times I felt like a big wobbly jelly. All my fat bits wobbled like mad. We were covered in dust and so dry. The worst part was there were no showers. Our first night was miles from anywhere. We stayed in a building with a long corridor and 4 dorms leading off. Each dorm slept 8 people. Our next night was at a salt hotel. Everything was made of salt. The tables, chairs, bar, and the beds. This was an amazing experience. Our last day of the crossing was the best. We crossed the salt flats. We stopped to take photos of people walking out of bottels, stamping on someone and lots of other ones. You can do this because it's so white and flat so you get no perspective.
Back in the jeeps again and we are now on our way to Fish Island. It's amazing as it's just in the middle of the salt flats. The whole island is covered in cactus. We have lunch here then it's on our way to Uyuni for one night and a shower.