My passion for travel started at a young age. While growing up in Peru, I had a world map as my favourite toy. I played with it like a toy and when I was seven I memorized the capital cities of every country! At the age of 16, my dad encouraged me to study English at high school.
At the time I didn’t want to make the effort to learn English. Until one day when I told him that the only way I would study English was if I could travel to Australia. In the end I had the chance to visit Australia. All of my travel passions were started there and I caught the travel bug.
Before traveling, I wasn’t interested in photography. Then I started to see the beauty of the world and wanted to document it. I wanted to record the world through my writings and photos – and not just by memory.
I started taking photos and writing stories to remember the countries in a more intimate way. Sharing these stories with friends and family was a real thrill. I am constantly trying to improve my photography skills. One incredibly photogenic place that I visited recently was Bonneville Salt Flats.
A Magical Afternoon at Bonneville Salt Flats
I had already been to Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia and loved it! Uyuni’s beauty inspired me to visit Bonneville Salt Flats. I loved the landscapes there and how you can play with the angles to get shots. So, I found out more info and was surprised when I learnt that they were located close to the city where I used to live. It became a must-do for me while living in Utah.
When we visited Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah it was the afternoon and so we stayed until after sunset. The only thing to do there was to enjoy the exquisite landscapes. The experience was incredible! It seemed like I was walking on a white rug that stretched on forever into the horizon.
The salt in combination with the surrounding mountains make it a special place. It’s even more unforgettable when you witness how the magical sunset colors reflect off the salt flats. A wonder of the natural world for sure!
Need to Know Before you Go
One afternoon at Bonneville Salt Flats is enough to enjoy its beauty but if travelers want to experience more they can stay at Wendover. This is the nearest city to the salt flats located about 20 minutes away by car. The city offers many options especially for those who love spending time at casinos!
Before going, I recommend bringing snacks because there aren’t any stores or restaurants close by. Also, bring chairs so you can sit down and take in the beautiful views. If you want to see the mirror reflection effect, you have to visit when it has just stopped raining or in winter.
You can drive through the middle of the flats but be careful as there are many wet spots in the salt. Some people get their cars stuck! Bonneville Salt Flats are easy to access and you can’t get lost because it’s not a big place. Thanks for reading and enjoy your afternoon at Bonneville Salt Flats!