who were protesting against something. This is very common in Bolivia, roads can be blocked for weeks on end, letting traffic through only at
night or during weekends. Perhaps the journey between Uyuni and Potosi is not well documented or photographed, the aim of this page is too mainly
show the photos I took during the bus ride. The road was still blocked but it was a workable situation because the block was very close to Potosi.
The bus would stop and we would walk through the lines of rocks and other objects placed on the road and hitch a ride after that. The 4 and a half
hour journey began as we climbed out of Uyuni into the mountains having great views of Uyuni and the salt flats on the right side way out in the
distance. Within 25mins we came to the mining town of Pulacayo, there is a train on display here that was robbed by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance
Kid and a monument called Bodas de Plata (Silver Jubilee). Pulacayo is the location of the worlds 2nd largest silver mine Huanchaca founded in 1833.
About an hour after leaving Pulacayo we passed a salt flat area that is surrounded by red-rock mountains and hills. This is just before arriving in
the small town of Tica Tica. After Tica Tica the landscape gets more interesting with it's amazing rock formations, tree areas, small salt areas
and roaming llamas. The rock formations have a huge range of shapes and textures and are quite spectacular. The bus neared Potosi and joined a
huge line of cars, trucks and buses all stuck there. We were told after getting our backpacks to walk through the road block for 15mins to the other
side and get a ride from there. When we got to the other side I asked a guy in a truck if we could grab a lift into town, it was ok with him. Potosi was only about 5-10mins away.