Unbelievable Bolivia

We just got back from our 4 day tour of the southwest mountains, desert and salt flats of Bolivia. What a trip! Amongst the amazing sights we were fortunate enough to witness, there were geysers spewing muddy lava, natural hot springs from the crevices of the mountains, Salvador Dali´s desert, a green lagoon, three different types of flamingos, llamas, vicuñas, a red lagoon, several volcanos and a hostage situation. The latter of which is a story I will save for a later date. The sights were out of this world. I often felt as though we were on the moon, a sensation I won´t soon forget. We were the only Americans in our group amongst nine Israelis which provided an unexpected opportunity to learn more about the Jewish homeland and life for people in their twenties in Israel. To think that all of these people my age had already served years in the army is still difficult to wrap my mind around. Who knew the most Israelis I have ever met would be found in Bolivia of all places! The pictures really speak for themselves so I will post a few here. Seeing sights like these enabled me to have the unique opportunity to understand how small humans are on this giant, beautiful earth and to perceive how long life has been here before us and how long it will continue long after we are gone. What a wonderful, complicated, confusing, spectacular and humbling world.

In our Jeep in Salvador Dali´s desert

Flamingos in the morning light

Laguna Colorada
At the largest salt flat in the world, Salar de Uyuni

Flamingos at Laguna Cañapa

Pueblo Fantasma, ruins of an old mining village

Zen at Salar de Uyuni

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