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Bolivia: Salar d’Uyuni, resident of the “hard way” of tourism

Bolivia: Salar d'Uyuni, resident of the "hard way" of tourism
Bolivia: Salar d'Uyuni, resident of the "hard way" of tourism

Bolivia: Salar d’Uyuni, resident of the “hard way” of tourism

With the possibility of a large desert Bolivian salt on Salar de Uyuni, Andes Altiplano, travelers now begin at the “fair tourism” time to share the rustic living conditions of local farmers.
“They are interested in community tourism, living with the locals, sharing lunch and dinner, and setting up a bed for one or two rooms so that communities can live with their visitors.” AFP, President of the Regional Tourism Chamber of Uyuni Rosa Perez.
It is therefore recommended that tourists live in very modest peasant communities, in the shower or in the refrigerator, in the shower or in the refrigerator, in the form of holes in the floor as a toilet, and in most cases without electricity.
This system was established in the villages of Atulcha, Villamar and San Juan, scattered around 10,000 km2 of the southern tourist of the pristine remnant of the prehistoric salt lake located at an altitude of 3650 m in Bolivia.
Tourists also enjoy long cruises in August, amidst breathtaking landscapes, with the peasants accompanied by the storks and also their flocks. other communities trade their salts for corn, beans or potatoes.
They can participate in these activities for 15 dollars (10 euros) per day, paid to travel agencies that distribute some of them to host families.
“We came with a motivation to see the region, y said Saeko Yuda, an American Japanese with a group of Japanese tourists at the beginning.
According to him, they want to see the “unusual thing” in addition to the foreigners participating in tourism, the endless moon view, the salt hotels and the rocks and the cactus islands.
However, lately, candidates for “rustic tourism” have fallen in the region and significant snowfall, due to the extraordinary cold snap, less and less.
The melting of the snow layer, which has recently reached 40 centimeters in the salt crust, now complicates traffic in Salar, which is reserved for tractors only …
Beyond tourism and salt, Salar hosts a remarkable manna for Bolivia: lithium, which is an important component of the cell phones or computers’ batteries, is also the electric or hybrid cars of tomorrow.
According to Bolivian officials planning to produce lithium carbonate this year, about 100 million tons of “gray gold”, half of the world reserves, is under Salar. However, the numbers were over-valued by many experts.

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