Perspectives in Salar de Uyuni

by Brenna Holeman

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Without a doubt, my three-day tour in the Salar de Uyuni – the famous salt flats of Bolivia – was one of the highlights of my trip so far. There was beautiful scenery, much laughter, and the chance to take some of the most unique photos of my life – where the blue sky and the white salty earth collide, there exists a desert in which you can take all sorts of crazy perspective photos. You can hold your friend in your hand, you can attack a dinosaur, you can jump out of a Pringles can, you can roll a ball one thousand times your size, you can kiss a giant teddy bear, you can fit in a shoe. We only had one hour to take photos, but we tried to make the best of it; the intense sun makes it nearly impossible to see the camera screen, so it was only afterwards, when we were back in the car, that we could see which photos worked and which didn’t. We could have stayed for hours, filled with creativity and energy and excitement, making the impossible possible, making the unreal real.

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kay* November 2, 2012 - 2:55 am

brenna these photos are ridiculous! and i mean that in the best possible way! so so cool!

you really look like you’re having the time of your life. can’t wait to catch up with you when you’re in toronto!

This Battered Suitcase November 2, 2012 - 3:02 am

Thanks Kisha! I really am having fun…can’t wait to see you, too! I should be there from about December 17th to the 23rd…

Audrey Bergner November 2, 2012 - 4:11 am

Haha, the four karate jumps with the dinosaur is the best!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures November 2, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Salar de Uyuni was the most challenging trip I have ever been on…having said that it was definitely one of the best as well. The beauty there is truly indescribable.

The Ls November 2, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Hahahahah SO GOOD!! I love these!!

Christine loves to Travel November 2, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Ohmygod I love it!! Brilliant photos 😉

Katie @ November 2, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Those are the BEST! Love them.

Unknown November 2, 2012 - 2:33 pm

So cool! Love it!

Jaclyn November 2, 2012 - 3:49 pm

These turned out incredibly well! Wow.

This Battered Suitcase November 3, 2012 - 1:32 pm

Thank you so much, everyone! We had so much fun taking them…

Andi – Why was the trip challenging??

La Viajera Morena November 20, 2012 - 12:21 am

Haha I love this!

Laura April 17, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Hi Brenna, I was just wondering if you’d recommend the tour company you used for the salt flats, and if so, who were they? 🙂

Diana Lava October 27, 2016 - 10:38 pm

I have never seen a blog with photo essays and I love the idea! It is so cool. These also made me really happy because I will be going to Bolivia early next year. I read another one of your pieces earlier on a girl called ‘Rebecca’ that was having trouble picking between her relationship and travelling. I wrote something about this recently on my own blog. My blog is a baby in comparison to yours. I don’t compromise on what I want and I dare to want it all and work hard for it. Finally, I wanted to ask if you think Facebook is a must for a travel blog? I have been considering opening a page for a while. Love your work 🙂 can’t wait to read more. PS: I also want to do a creative writing Masters!


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