There is nobody on the planet that can tell us what kind of life awaits us after death, unless St. Peter lets us through the gates of heaven right now. While we are still waiting for answers, perhaps places on Earth like surreal landscapes where the sky and the ground seems to meet, might give us an idea of what heaven looks like.
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For years, people who wish to escape the cruel realities of the modern world visit these salt flats.
Here, cars and people get to see their reflection on the floor.
Although they look dream-like, these images were, of course, taken here on Earth, particularly in Bolivia’s Uyuni salt flats. These flats make up the largest salt desert of the world, with a total land area of 11,000 square kilometers. It is even larger than Lake Titicaca, the wide stretch of water extending from Bolivia to neighboring Peru.
In this place, it is hard to tell where the clouds begin or where the lakes end.
This salt flat makes up half of the world’s supply in lithium, which are used in batteries of computers and mobile phones.
The salt flat is, surprisingly ,3,600 meters above sea level. So, it is almost possible to reach and touch the clouds from here.
Located in Southern Bolivia, this salt flat make up the largest salt desert of the world.
Sometimes, these beautiful hexagons evolve in this landscape.
At twilight, the salt pans that have dried up become blue in color.
For $15 per day, guests can tour around and sleep with peasant families in their homes without electricity and water. And, despite the loss of home comforts, they can take part in various local activities, such as the annual llama-shearing season, and participate in the llama caravans that deliver salt blocks to far-flung villages in exchange for other goods.
Though tourists have been visiting the place for a long time, it wasn’t until the year 2000, when 5.4 tons of lithium was discovered below the surface of the salt. And today, the effects of mining in the tourism industry remains uncertain.
Rosa Perez, who heads the region’s tourism board, said, “There is great interest in community tourism, to live with the people in the countryside, and even join them in their meals”.
“The communities have set up a few rooms with beds to be able to live with the visitors,” she added.
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