Big Stu's Travels Part 2 - Cycling in Bolivia
featuring "DEATH ROAD" & "THE SALT FLATS"
Photos are by Stuart Ainsworth from his visit to Bolivia in 2004
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The Yungas Hwy between La Paz and Coroico is officially the world's most dangerous road.
Given that an average of 26 vehicles disappear over the edge every year the title is well deserved.
It's a gravel track only 3.2m wide - just enough room for one vehicle with sheer 1000m drops, hulking rock
overhangs, and waterfalls that spill across & erode the highway.
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t has a growing reputation among cyclists keen for an adrenaline rush.
All you need to do is watch those edges, drunk drivers and marauding trucks.
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.Stu - "Bikes are loaded to take us on the hair raising drive to the top !"

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Click on this link for more dramatic info and photos of the Death Road

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"SALAR DE UYUNI " are the largest salt flats in the world. They cover approximately 8,000sq km (3,100 sq. miles).
.They are located within the Altiplano of Bolivia, a high plateau (over 12,000ft up) formed during the uplift of the ..
Andes mountains. The plateau has no drainage outlets & houses fresh & salt water lakes.



......."Relics preserved from another time" (The train cemetry of Uyuni)

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.Stu - "The salt hotel were we stayed the night"....................................................................."On the bottle !"

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..............A cactus jungle !

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..Stu - "Strange shapes - said to have inspired a Salvador Dali painting"...Another strange shape - cactus antlers !!

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.......Lakes, Volcanos, Mountains & Flamingos
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Predator and prey in the desert

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"Hubble, bubble ......."

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Stu - "Come on in - it's nice & warm !!" (Bill - Looks like the warm water is not the only attraction in there !!

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Click on this link for more info and superb photos of the Salt Flats

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© Photographs copyright Stu Ainsworth

Click on these links to see more of Stuart's travels around the globe
Cuba Bolivia India Croatia

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