You can't go to Bolivia without visiting the salt flats. Given I had already been, but Lachy, Julian and Sharné hadn't. I felt I should show them the ropes, and partake in some more photo opportunities!
We looked at flying down, because we were having too much fun in La Paz, so wanted to enjoy it as much as possible. But alas - the Bolivian airlines weren't too keen on our Australian credit cards. So the good old overnight bus it was! A twelve hour freezing bus ride. I knocked myself out with a phenergen, and offered one to Lachy. Yet, it didn't have quite the same affect on Lachy. While I was lulled into a blissful sleep. Lachy lay wide awake throughout the windy and bumpy roads. Unlucky...
Upon arrival and due to it being 6am, dark and reasonably high altitude. It was freezing. So we warmed ourselves up with coffee and a good breakfast before looking for the best deal for a day trip on the salt flats.
There was some serious competition between the salt flats companies. All promising exactly the same things. With prices going up or down. We eventually got offered a bargain rate which the boys were keen to snap up. The person who sells you the deal always leaves out some part of info, or always lies about something. For us, it was the fact it has rained. So we would be able to see the reflections of the mountains in water. We didn't. That never happened. Instead, we did what I have done before. But in reverse.
Starting with the markets. It made more sense to do this first. Because we could by props to take with us. We didn't buy anything... But still, made sense.
We ventured to the salt museum, fish island, all the usual (because I'm such a regular these days). Before settling in to take just a few of those funny photos. Our guide was adamant we make a video, which none of us wanted and felt it was just wasting our time. But he insisted. It was on another tourist camera. We never got a copy. Cést la vie!
The highlight of the day, was probably when Julian put his balls on Lachy. Yes. I mean testicles. However - it was a distance shot. He didn't actually teabag him. Check the album for the photos.