So your meal tastes bland and there’s no salt on a table? No worries! Just run your finger along the table, floor or walls and sprinkle generously onto your meal – Voila! Flavour galore!
Introducing LUNA SALADA HOTEL DE SAL. One of my favourite hotel experiences to date in one of my favourite countries in the world… beautiful Bolivia! And once again I am left dumbfounded, eye rubbing and skin pinching just to make sure I’m not dreaming and haven’t fallen down Alice’s rabbit hole. You have to see it to believe it!
I had an incredible few nights at the salty palace. The hotel is beautifully decorated with hand made salt ornaments and rich textiles typical to this part of Bolivia. And as much as I love a novel experience, Luna Salada is no gimmick. Yes, its rooms are built entirely of salt, but it offers all the comforts of a luxury 5 star hotel; cloud-like beds with thermal sheets (I slept like a baby!), heating in every room, supremely attentive service, big buffet-style breakfast banquets and the most fire places I have ever seen under one roof! I loved ending each day cozied up to the fire, editing photos from my day of exploring and staring dreamily out at the stunning panoramic views of the Uyuni Salt Flats. A truly unforgettable experience.
What I’m wearing…
A wee tale about this dress: Before I arrived at Luna Salada Hotel, I had been travelling for about 3 months in warm and humid central America. I knew I would soon find myself in the colder climates of the south, so I went on the hunt for some jeans. Travelling for lengthy periods can be expensive so I was in the market for some very affordable and durable denim to keep me warm.
At that time, I happened to be in the big and bustling city of Medellin in Colombia, so I decided to pop into trusty Forever 21. I found everything I needed with such ease… jeans, beanies, scarves and a jumper all for under $100. Perfect! But then this gorgeous dress was brought to my attention. Oh no! I can’t afford to have a budget blow out. I willed myself NOT to try it on, but before I knew it, I was in the dressing room throwing it over my head. I looked in the mirror and it was love! I dreaded the price tag. I didn’t dare look. I bargained with myself. “But I need this dress!” (I really didn’t). I braved my eyes and had a peak at the price tag. To my absolute pleasure and surprise it was twenty eight dollars! $28! Oh my! So off I strutted to the counter to make my purchase guilt free and I haven’t regretted buying it since!
Want to learn more about this seductively salty hotel and all the amazing tours it offers for the famous Bolivian salt flat? Check out their website HERE!
Location | Luna Salada Hotel De Sal, Uyuni, Bolivia
Photography | Gemma Pranita & Matthew Rooney