My class, the sophomores, traveled to the salt flats this year as our CWW trip. Although it was a very short trip, we had a lot of fun and did many crazy and fun activities. Like every other class, we shared wonderful moments as a class, and created unforgettable memories together. Some fun memories I will for sure remember are the fights we had in the train with an old lady, Santi’s fall (he broke a finger), shaving Patrick’s eyebrow, and running around the Salar screaming and singing while looking at the stars at night.
The first day was the longest because we had to travel almost all day long on a bus and train. It was very long because we had to be seated for almost 14 hours and it was very hot. We made a quick stop in Oruro and ate lunch in a restaurant called “La Casona”. We made it to the hotel very late at night and went directly to our rooms to sleep.
The second day was the best one, because we got to know many interesting places and were doing things all day long. In the morning we went to the “cementerio de trenes” and took cool pictures and ran around, and we also picked up trash. Then we went to visit the Tunupa volcano and saw flamingos in the tiny lake. There, some of my classmates decided to try parkour and jumped over small ponds. It was very funny, because they fell and got dirty. We had lunch in the middle of the Salar and took pictures. In the afternoon, we went to see the chullpas. Later, we went to the place where they filmed the Starwars movie and stayed there to see the sunset. At night, we went to a place closer to the hotel and watched the stars. It was freezing cold, but it was totally worth it; the view was unique and beautiful.
Our last day in the Salar was chill, but some of us woke up at 5 a.m. to see the sunrise. Some friends and I went to see the sunrise and it was absolutely incredible, I would have regretted it if I hadn’t gone Later that morning, the whole class went to see the Dakar monument where all the flags are. We went to have lunch at the hotel and relaxed there until 2 p.m. We visited an island that had enormous cacti. We had one last quick stop in the Salar to take more pictures and headed directly to the airport.