This is the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flatland in the world at 4,086 square miles (10,582 kilometers). Every year, this amazing wonderland in southwest Bolivia covers with a thin layer of water. When that happens, it turns into the largest mirror on the planet, as these photos recently taken by Takaki Watanabe show.
I Skype with Celeste.
I pick up my 3 jars of Oro Blanco coconut oil from Madeleine.
I have lunch at Sambucha’s. Caroline, David, Pat, Renate and Mary Ann and I all share a table and conversation.
I have a nap.
I attend the New Years event at Cafe Cultura for a couple of hours before Pat, Renata and I make our way down to the square. There are effigies on display in front of many homes including a very elaborate collection that attracts many visitors. A bandstand has been set up in front of the church and a well known band performs on stage.
The new year arrives and the effigies are lit on fire in the street. I jump over the fire as is the tradition here.
Happy New Year 2014!
Heather and I walk to Kitzia’s market.
Heather and I have lunch at Crepe Suzette’s.
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I catch up with my daughter Sarah for a few hours via Skype.