June 2011 Archives

The Salt Hotel

| 1 Comment

salthotelhallway067.jpg

At the Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia we stayed in a hotel made from salt blocks. The roof was not salt, the floors were crushed salt (not recommended for bare feet!), and the bathrooms were tiled. This hallway view shows the construction and gives a small glimpse into my room. The gray stripes in the salt blocks are accumulations of ash from eruptions of Andean volcanoes nearby. Chemistry dictates that the mortar must include salt.

Driving in the Brine

| No Comments

Brinedriving042.jpg

Driving on the Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia required slow speed and daily washing of the vehicles to prevent rusting from the dissolved salt.

About this Archive

This page is an archive of entries from June 2011 listed from newest to oldest.

February 2012 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.