After 20 min on the road in the middle of a very deserted area we arrived to the famous Train Cemetery Uyuni, and the visual composition was extremely nostalgic. According to my guide; the grumpy José, these locomotives were robbed several times for the infamous Buch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, these American thieves were a pain in the neck for many Bolivian mining businessmen and for the Government itself, their lives ended up even further south closer to the Argentine Border in the little town of San Clemente, but apparently their deaths were less spectacular than in the 1969’s movie with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. I have to say that if you’re careful enough, climbing the roof of one of these rusty trains worth 100 per cent.
The 4WD now is moving and taking the road back to Uyuni, we stop for picking up our lunch and we continuous in the opposite direction, this time we are leading to the Uyuni salt flats.
It very interesting the first impression you can have when seeing the flats, in the horizon far away you can see some small mountains and right under them a blurred white line that gives the impression of looking floating hills. This optical illusion is just the begging of an extraordinary day in one real natural wonder of the world.