London to Bolivia
Travel writing is always interesting. People from one part of the world, usually a rich country, travel to another part of the world, often a poor country, and marvel at the nature.
At the centre of the salt flats, the sudden appearance of the cactus-covered Incawasi Island gives you sufficient grounds to think your water bottle has been spiked with hallucinogenic drugs….
However, trek to the top of this rocky oasis and you will be rewarded with a blinding view of the sea of hexagonal salt tiles below – and if you’re really lucky you can get up close and personal with a ten metre cactus – a slightly more prickly experience than hugging a hoodie.
Fascinating, really, from a sociological perspective of course.