Bolivia has some of the largest and most elevated salt flats in the world. Named Salar de Uyuni, they are located 3658m above sea level. The salt crust covers an extended area of 4,085 square miles. Many of the towns in this area have special traditions and customs. Out here, building materials are difficult to come by as heavy transport struggles to travel across the crunchy landscape. So for a while now locals have been building houses made from bricks of salt. The walls and chimney flutes are made from white salt, the floor is made from rock salt and even your bed headboard is made from salt. The views are quite special; miles and miles of white plains and a sunset that paints this canvass in blood red and sparkling yellows. Open fires heat the rooms in winter and, as much of the land is covered by a shallow amount of water, transport to the hotel is made on gumboats. All aboard for exiting times.