Monday, January 2, 2017

'Uyuni train station at an elevation of over 12,000 feet in Bolivia' by K.J.S.Chatrath

Uyuni a small town situated in the middle of nowhere. It originally blossomed as a railroad junction, and even if this is still an important aspect, no doubt is tourism now its main source of prosperity. What would otherwise be a fairly dull stopover en route between Salta, Argentina and La Paz or Potosi, has become a big tourist attraction  because of the  salt flats.

Salar de Uyuni is world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an altitude of 3,669 meters (12,090 ft) above sea level.

I would strongly recommend a visit to Bolivia to all my 50+ friends. It is different and yet there are so many affinities with India. People are friendly and the prices quite low. 

'Another great one from The New Yorker' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Another great one from The New Yorker - Issue datted October 17, 2016