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Uyuni in South America: where trains go to die

Couple of years back, we featured the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, where the biggest vast and sparse salt lands in the world are. Apparently, it’s also where trains in South America go to die, thanks to the salt winds that corrode metal. Most of the locomotives are British imports and date back to the early 20th century — not that you can tell, looking at their drastically rusted bodies. Still, there’s something about this ghost town for abandoned trains that seems to put time on hold.

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.

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