Guest Post: Driving Through the Bolivian Desert

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Today's guest post comes from Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures. Andi, a Chinese Medicine Doctor by day, travel addict by night, was featured not long ago on A Dangerous Business' Thursday Traveler segment. She's back, this time to share some photos of what she describes as the most beautiful place in the world: the Bolivian desert.

To say that I am fortunate is a complete understatement. I have traveled across the world in search of absolute wonderment and unforgettable adventures and experiences. I have seen places that have completely taken my breath away and that were so beautiful it felt like I was imagining them. Thus, I feel like I can confidently say that I have found the most stunning and unique place on earth — and that place is in southwest Bolivia.

I traveled there for one reason and that reason was to see the famed salt flats, otherwise known as Salar de Uyuni. was dazzled with pictures over the years of what seemed like the merger of land and sky into one. However, the surrounding area offered untold natural treasures and I had no idea of that until our journey began.

To get to Salar de Uyuni is an adventure in itself that requires a flight to La Paz and then buses and trains to the city of Uyuni. Once I arrived in Uyuni, my first stop was the salt flats and then for the next four days I was driven around in 4X4 for about 8 hours each day.

The following are my favorite pictures taken over those four days. I believe they show not only the beauty that I was describing, but also just how incredibly diverse the region is.

Salar de Uyuni

Wild llamas

Flamingoes!

Desert Landscape

Our hotel in the middle of nowhere

Desert Lake

Turquoise Lake

More flamingoes

Rock formations

Llama crossing

Visit Andi's site: My Beautiful Adventures
Follow Andi on Twitter: @AndiPerullo

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