I found this abandoned tricycle during a trip through Bolivia just outside aremote Andean village called Huayllajara, close to the Laguna Colorada, at 4:30 in the morning. The village is located in the desert and on the photo the Laguna Colorada can be seen in the background on the foot of the mountain. The village and Laguna Colorada are located at an elevation of 4,278 meter above sea level. Buy this!
A Toyota Land Cruiser on the Salar de Uyuni. This salar, located in Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat. More than 65 million years ago, Bolivia was a sea that was connected to the Atlantic Ocean. During millions of years, the South American land was pushed up by the Nazca Plate. Because of this, today, the salt flat lies at an elevation of 3,656 meter above sea level. However, the Salar itself is what remains of a prehistoric lake, which existed around 40,000 years ago.
The Salar is a touristic attraction and a salt extraction side. Here, the salt flat is flooded, as it is the rainy season. This creates an amazing optical effect, as the horizon appears to dissolve.
A barrel filled with garbage on the periphery of the Salar de Uyuni. This salar, located in Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat.
The Salar is a touristic attraction and a salt extraction side. It is a beautiful place, but human influences cannot be escaped.
A look into the Perito Moreno Glacier. This glacier is located in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares in Patagonia, Argentina. It is a 250 km2 ice formation with a length of 30 kilometres. At the terminus (the snout) of the glacier, the average height of the glacier is 74 meter above the water surface, and the ice moves with a speed of three meter per day. Therefore, at the end of the glacier, ice collapses constantly into the lake. The cracking of the glacier produces a sinister sound but is best compared with the sound of lightning. Scientists constantly measure the movement of the glacier by inserting devices into the ice. This hole in the glacier is small, but while walking on the glacier you have to keep your ices open for bigger holes. If you fall into one of these, you disappear under the glacier.
Colonia Carlos Pellegrini is a small and isolated, quiet Argentinian village located within the Natural Reserve of Iberá. This is an area with grassland, lakes, lagoons, swamps and has a high level of biodiversity. A great place to wind down but difficult to get as there are only sand roads leading to the town.
The Sukothai Historical Park in Northern Thailand contains the ruins of the old city of Sukothai, which was the capital of the Sukothai Kingdom that existed from 1238 until 1438.
Sukothai is Sanskrit for ‘dawn of happiness’. The most important temple in the ruins of Sukothai is the ‘Wat Mahathat’. Different Buddha sculptures, such as the one in this image, can be found here. The complete park covers 70 square kilometres and 193 ruins. You can easily spend a whole day here. A nice way to do this is by cycling through the park.