Walking around Uyuni

There’s nothing to do in Uyuni.

Uyuni is a strange town. Set in Southern Bolivia surrounded by some of the most extreme landscapes in the world. It’s remote, dry and dusty, and gives you the feeling you are on the edge of civilisation.

Selling stuff

Selling stuff

Uyuni is also the mandatory stopover for visitors to the Salar and deep south of Bolivia, as well as travelers passing through Chile and even Argentina.

Going places

Going places

Despite being full of tourists, there’s nothing much for visitors to do. Everyone passing through is just passing through, for the attractions lay beyond the town’s limits.

Gossiping

Gossiping

There are a bunch of pizza/pasta places around the square, hostels, and well… not much else.

Walking around

Walking around

We were waiting for the train to take us back to Oruro after our tour of the Salar. The train only goes twice a week, so we spent three nights total in Uyuni.

Trading goods in exchange for Bolivianos

Trading goods in exchange for Bolivianos

We tried, we really did, but it is really is a stopover town.

Hotels

Hotels

So, we ate too much pizza, wandered around, and took photos of the locals living their everyday lives.

Just waiting for a train to take us away

Just waiting for a train to take us away

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