Today I’m sharing a very special picture from Uyuni in Bolivia featuring lovely couple behind Two Scots Abroad Blog.
Gemma Armit – feisty small – fry from Scotland. Fresh off the plane from a 17-month career break to travel the Americas and Europe. With her newly appointed husband, Craig. Do follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Photo Story: Photo fun in Uyuni, Bolivia
Ever since I saw those silly photos of people falling into tubs of Pringles and being chased by dinosaurs, I wanted to go to Uyuni in Bolivia aka Bolivia’s Salt Flats!
I first saw them through the camera display screen of a fellow backpacker on a sailing boat in Australia’s Whitsundays (I know, life is hard) and thought – hilarious, I have to get there. Fast forward three years, I meet Craig. I warn him that I am planning to take a career break but he’s invited, I like this guy!
Three years later again – we are on a flight to the Americas. Bolivia was the third country on our itinerary and at that point. We were still keen beans with a serious dose of the travel bug (travel burnout kicked in the next month).
After two nights in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, we take a long and uncomfortable bus journey south to Uyuni. Straight off the bus, we find our tour company. These guys specialise in tours for Japanese tourists, therefore you can be sure to get spectacular photos. So we squeeze into a 4×4 with 5 Japanese tourists and a grumpy Bolivian tour guide who only speaks Spanish.
In the morning through to the afternoon we take the humorous pictures – human giants squashing us, tiny humans stranded in an abandoned shoe – God bless the lack of horizon for outrageously funny photos!
We hop back into the car and drive into the sunset and this is where the magic truly happens.
Our bossy fellow travellers instruct the guide to take images of us spelling out the word UYUNI in the reflections. Creating spectacular shots with our bodies all contorted into shapes.
My favourite of the day is this image. Craig and I in a vintage style kissing pose, my leg kicked back as the sunset colours dance around us.
I loved this image so much that we reincarnated it for one of our wedding elopement pictures in Austin. This time in front of Austin’s Congress. Colours of the dusk were replaced with the bright blue and yellow of a sunny Texas day.