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So the Big Finale came with a Big Bang. Together with the presents earlier mentioned we also brought the workers DIY Dynamite. This is sold on almost every street corner in Potosi. The miners are happy to receive the dynamite since it makes their work a little easier. Was a bit scary tho when you’re told the cord is suppose to be for 4 minutes but already blows after 2,5!!! #Bolivia #Potosi #SilverMines #Dynamite #BackpackingSouthAmerica #DontTryThisAtHome #DontTellMyMom #Bobenlizaopwereldreis
So the Big Finale came with a Big Bang. Together with the presents earlier mentioned we also brought the workers DIY Dynamite. This is sold on almost every street corner in Potosi. The miners are happy to receive the dynamite since it makes their work a little easier. Was a bit scary tho when you’re told the cord is suppose to be for 4 minutes but already blows after 2,5!!! #Bolivia  #Potosi  #SilverMines  #Dynamite  #BackpackingSouthAmerica  #DontTryThisAtHome  #DontTellMyMom  #Bobenlizaopwereldreis 
It’s hard being a 1.96 meter man in a mine. But what’s even more hard is the actual work so many Bolivians still have to perform everyday inside of the mines. Not just because of the obvious dangers but also because of the though health conditions. We went inside the mine bringing presents to help the workers get through a hard days work. Cocoa leaves, fruit juices and 96% alcohol to help them clean their lungs from the dust. #Potosi #SilverMines #Bolivia #BackPackingSouthAmerica #Bobenlizaopwereldreis
It’s hard being a 1.96 meter man in a mine. But what’s even more hard is the actual work so many Bolivians still have to perform everyday inside of the mines. Not just because of the obvious dangers but also because of the though health conditions. We went inside the mine bringing presents to help the workers get through a hard days work. Cocoa leaves, fruit juices and 96% alcohol to help them clean their lungs from the dust. #Potosi  #SilverMines  #Bolivia  #BackPackingSouthAmerica  #Bobenlizaopwereldreis 
Since Potosi we can check off another bucketlist item because when traveling there we visited the highest city in the world! Potosi is located about 4060 meters above sea level and in colonial times it used to be the richest city in the world. This because of the huge amounts of silver they found up in the mountains. When hearing this I immediately had to take my changes and go look for some silver myself. #Bolivia #Potosi #HighestCity #Mines #Silver #Mineworkers #Bobenlizaopwereldreis #BackpackingSouthAmerica #BudgetBackpacking
Since Potosi we can check off another bucketlist item because when traveling there we visited the highest city in the world! Potosi is located about 4060 meters above sea level and in colonial times it used to be the richest city in the world. This because of the huge amounts of silver they found up in the mountains. When hearing this I immediately had to take my changes and go look for some silver myself. #Bolivia  #Potosi  #HighestCity  #Mines  #Silver  #Mineworkers  #Bobenlizaopwereldreis  #BackpackingSouthAmerica  #BudgetBackpacking 
Uyuni Animals: Culpeo Fox 🦊 This Handsome fellow was a real treat for us to spot since foxes are my favorite animals. Their furr is not as bright red as the more commonly known red Fox which makes them harder to spot in the dessert area. We were lucky to see him and I thought this little dude was FOXXY! #Fox #Bolivia #UyuniTour #Backpacking #FavoriteAnimals #Bobenlizaopwereldreis #PartTimeTravelling #BudgetBackpacking
Uyuni Animals: The ‘Fluffy’ Viscacha 🐰 During our four day tour we saw, not far from the Desierto Siloli, some small woolly animals that looked like a cross between a rabbit and a kangaroo. They are the viscachas, a rodent from the wool mouse family. At 4000 meters altitude these animals occur where they live among the rocks. #Truth #Viscacha #Uyuni #Bolivia #Fluffy #Bunny #bobenlizaopwereldreis
Uyuni Animals: The ‘Fluffy’ Viscacha 🐰 During our four day tour we saw, not far from the Desierto Siloli, some small woolly animals that looked like a cross between a rabbit and a kangaroo. They are the viscachas, a rodent from the wool mouse family. At 4000 meters altitude these animals occur where they live among the rocks. #Truth  #Viscacha  #Uyuni  #Bolivia  #Fluffy  #Bunny  #bobenlizaopwereldreis 
Uyuni Animals: The Flashy Flamingo 💕 In Bolivia you will come across 3 types of flamingo’s. Andean flamingo, James flamingo and the Chilenen flamingo. All can be spotted in the miniral waters around the Salar de Uyuni area. The Algae in the waters is an important food source for the flamingo’s and are also the reason for both their colour as the colour of the water. #Flamingo #Uyuni #FavoriteAnimals #JamesFlamingo #AndeanFlamingo #ChilenenFlamingo #Bolivia #BackpackingSouthAmerica #Bobenlizaopwereldreis #GirlsWhoWander #BoliviaGram #BudgetBackpacking
Uyuni Animals: The Flashy Flamingo 💕 In Bolivia you will come across 3 types of flamingo’s. Andean flamingo, James flamingo and the Chilenen flamingo. All can be spotted in the miniral waters around the Salar de Uyuni area. The Algae in the waters is an important food source for the flamingo’s and are also the reason for both their colour as the colour of the water. #Flamingo  #Uyuni  #FavoriteAnimals  #JamesFlamingo  #AndeanFlamingo  #ChilenenFlamingo  #Bolivia  #BackpackingSouthAmerica  #Bobenlizaopwereldreis  #GirlsWhoWander  #BoliviaGram  #BudgetBackpacking 
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We were very fortunate to be able to see the salt flats both with and without water. For a moment we thought we were gonna miss the sunrise because the water was to high and the jeeps had a hard time getting through... fortunately our driver didn’t mind getting his feet a bit wet #WaterInTheCar #AnythingForTheGram #SuperHeroHenry #SaltFlats #Bolivia #Sunrise #Handstand #NoFilter #TouristStuff
So... I was really surprised to find out there was NOT a single Dutch flag to be found on this Uyuni checkpoint, but then again I am impressed by all the countries who did leave their presence here. That’s why I have two questions for you: 1. What countries do you recognize? And 2. Which Dutchie will take on the challenge of leaving the Dutch flag here? Perhaps @mieskrstn? #Bolivia #SalarDeUyuni #BackpackingSouthAmerica #BudgetBackpacking #Nationalities #DutchFlag #Challenge
So... I was really surprised to find out there was NOT a single Dutch flag to be found on this Uyuni checkpoint, but then again I am impressed by all the countries who did leave their presence here. That’s why I have two questions for you: 1. What countries do you recognize? And 2. Which Dutchie will take on the challenge of leaving the Dutch flag here? Perhaps @mieskrstn? #Bolivia  #SalarDeUyuni  #BackpackingSouthAmerica  #BudgetBackpacking  #Nationalities  #DutchFlag  #Challenge 
I’ve caught a Triple D in my picture folks... Dakar & Dutch Donald 🇳🇱 #SalarDeUyuni #Bolivia #UyuniTour #TouristStuff #TravelFriends #SaltFlats #Roadtrippin #BackpackingSouthAmerica #BudgetBackpacking
GodZilla vs LiZa... what an epic battle it was. I mean... this was #Battleofthebasterds big, #RhaegarvsRobert big, #RedWedding big. Oh well... guess you had to be there to fully understand the magnitude of it. #SalarDeUyuni #UyuniTour #Bolivia #Godzilla #PerspectivePhotography #ToyStory #Photography #TravelShot #GameOfThronesReference #bobenlizaopwereldreis
We take our travel tips mostly from the interweb so obviously we did not cary a lonely planet with us. Fortunately our New France friends did and that’s how this classic Uyuni picture came about. We call this one ‘Downsizing’. #SalarDeUyuni #UyuniTour #GroupPicture #Bolivia #Bolivie #Touriststuff #Downsizing #bobenlizaopwereldreis #CornyButGoody #perspectivephotography
Are you guys READY for some real gems? You have not been at Salar de Uyuni if you don’t have the corny  perspective pictures to show for it. Don’t worry, we got a bit more creative then this. Wait and see! #SalarDeUyuni #UyuniTour #GroupPicture #Bolivia #NeverEndingSkyline #bobenlizaopwereldreis