Post Tagged with: "Salar de Uyuni"

21Feb
2011

Shot of the Week

The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat, making it an important source of table salt as well as lithium, which lies in pools beneath the salt. It also happens to be a stunning tourist destination. Read more about the salar on TKGO. –Tara for TKGO

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9Apr
2010

Salt Hotels and Lithium in Bolivia

After a five-month study abroad stint in Buenos Aires, my friend Ashley and I packed one school-sized backpack each and set off on a three-week tour of northern Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil in December, 2008. This excursion to the salt flats was part of that South American route. The Bolivian salt flat, also known as Salar de Uyuni, extends for 4,086 sq. miles, making it the world’s largest. In a large pool under the salt, over 50 percent of […]

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