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Dakar Monument

Keasa, Departamento de Potosí, Bolivia
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After we go into the Uyuni Salt Flats, all you could see from one horizon to the other was all white salt. The 4x4 ran in high speed on the seemingly never ending white salt ground. Since there is no other things that you can see, it is hard to see what the real speed of the vehicle is. If there was no other 4x4s nearby, it would have been difficult to know. Fortunately, the 4x4 I was on was not running like vehicles that try to make the world record like in the Bonneville Salt Flats. The first sight we stopped was the Dakar Rally monument. I was puzzled why Dakar monument is in here in the middle of the Salt Falts, not in Africa, but then I again I remembered the Dakar Rally was moving from Africa to somewhere else due to geopolitical reason. The Dakar Rally was moved to the South America and the Uyuni Salt Flats was one of the places those competitors went through. The monument seems to be built with block of raw salt crust. it is so massive and only the photo with a man can show the scale. Since everywhere is white, it is very easy to have optical illusion though.
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