I could honestly leave it to the photos to tell you why The Bolivian Salt Flats abso-freakin-lutely need to be top of your bucket list. But I want to make sure you walk away from this post with undeniable conviction that this magical place is your next GO TO destination. So I’m going to break it down for you with my list of 10 “whys?”.
1. Because your jaw will drop to the salty floor in absolute awe at its outrageous beauty.
2. Because if you’re a photographer, this destination is your wet dream.
3. Because if you’re NOT a photographer, you actually can’t take a bad photo.
4. Because you get so much more than just the salt flats, you also get to visit a disturbingly beautiful red lake with flocks of pink flamingoes! (I mean come on, who doesn’t love a flamingo or ten?)
5. Because everyone is crazy about Cactus’ at the moment and you get to see a truck load of those too.
6. Because it looks like snow but it’s salt so you don’t freeze your toosh off. (Except at night, it’s freezing at night).
7. Because you get to call on your inner creative and take cheesy but fun perspective photos! (You’ll see what I mean when you keep on scrollin’).
8. Because anyone you know who has been there brags about how amazing it is and this is getting annoying!
9. Did I mention Bolivia is “cheap cheap” like a budgie. I did the 3 day salt flats tour including accommodation, transport and all meals for $300.
10. Because these photos seal the deal!
Now if these photos don’t get your wanderlust juices overflowing with excitement then you…
a) Are a bit of a Debbie downer
b) Have no interest in epic scenery and would much rather stare at a brick wall for thrills.
c) Simply Hate travel – In which case, get out of this travel blog quick smart!
For everyone else in the world. Enjoy!
Love Peanut xo
Remember… dare to dream!
If you’ve seen a photo of a destination you’ve dreamed of seeing in the flesh then have the courage to plan your adventure and go go go! What’s stopping you? Seriously, life is too darn short to say shoulda-woulda-coulda. And if you know someone who’s never heard of Bolivia’s Salt Flats then goodness me, do them a favour and share this with them!
By Gemma Pranita
Photography | Gemma Pranita & Matthew Rooney
Locations | Salt Flats, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia