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Salar de Uyuni
Written by Freddy Cook   
Saturday, 28 April 2012


One of my favorite recommendations is for a hotel made out of salt. We stayed at the Hotel Luna Salada when we visited Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, in Bolivia. There's a good entry over on this blog where mikehowie recounts the experience of walking on the salt flat. He says that "standing on the crisp salt crust, formed millions of years ago, and looking across miles upon miles of brilliant white emptiness, feels like being on another planet." I don't doubt it.

Apparently, there are a handful of hotels made out of salt on the Salar de Uyuni. There aren't many construction materials out on the salt flat, so people cut blocks of salt from the Salar and build hotels out of them. It's a pretty ingenious strategy and I bet staying at one of these hotels is a very cool experience.


If the hotels made out of salt aren't enough reason to plan a visit to the Salar de Uyuni, you should also know that the Salar becomes one of the largest mirrors on Earth when covered with water


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      Rivière Noire (Mauritian Creole pronunciation: [ʁivjɛː nwɑː]) or Black River ([blak ɹivə]) is a district on the western side of the island of Mauritius. Rivière Noire translates to Black River. This region receives less rainfall than the others. The district has an area of 259 square kilometres (100 sq mi) and the population estimate was 80,939 as of 31 December 2015. It is the third largest District of Mauritius in area, but the smallest in terms of population. The district is mostly rural, but it also include the western part of the city of Port Louis and western part of Quatre Bornes.


      Places of interest

      Famous areas include Tamarin Falls and the Chamarel coloured earth.The name Black River derives from the fact that it is the driest district of the island. Flic en Flac is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, and the longest.


      The Rivière Noire District includes different regions; however, some regions are further divided into different suburbs.

      • Albion
      • Bambous
      • Cascavelle (Eastern part in Plaines Wilhems District)
      • Case Noyale
      • Chamarel (Eastern part in Savanne District)
      • Flic-en-Flac
      • Grande-Rivière-Noire
      • Gros-Cailloux
      • La Gaulette
      • Le Morne
      • Petite-Rivière
      • Port Louis (West)
      • Quatre Bornes (West)
      • Richelieu
      • Tamarin



      • École maternelle et primaire Paul et Virginie, a French international school, is in Tamarin.

      See also

      • Districts of Mauritius
      • List of places in Mauritius


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      4. ^ "École maternelle et primaire Paul et Virginie." AEFE. Retrieved on May 4, 2015. "Adresse Route royale, 90901 Tamarin Ville: Tamarin Pays: Maurice"
      5. ^ "Accueil." École maternelle et primaire Paul et Virginie. Retrieved on May 4, 2015.
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