Topic: Salt Hotel in Bolivia - Hotel de Sal Playa

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    Oct 01, 2009 1:15 AM GMT
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    Salt Hotel in Bolivia - Hotel de Sal Playa
    « on: September 15, 2009, 09:09:12 AM »

    In the dining room of the Hotel de Sal Playa in Bolivia, the salt is always on the table. In fact, at the world's only hotel made of salt, the salt is the table.

    Located near the famous Uyuni salt mine in the southwestern part of the country, Hotel de Sal Playa's roof, and bar are built of salt. Even the floor is covered with salt granules.

    The hotel was built in 1993 by a salt artisan who saw a mint in the number of tourists looking for places to stay while visiting the nearby mine, which is one of the world's largest of its kind.

    The lodge has 15 bedrooms, a dining room, a living room and a bar.

    The hotel walls are made of salt blocks stuck together with a cement-like substance made of salt and water. During rainy seasons, the walls are strengthened with new blocks, while the owners ask the guests to avoid licking the walls to prevent deterioration

    http://www.pakistantourismguide.com/forum/index.php?topic=10.msg10#msg10

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    Oct 01, 2009 2:28 AM GMT
    Well how cool is that !!!! I wanna go !!!! have you been there?
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    Oct 01, 2009 5:47 AM GMT
    The guests are asked to refrain from licking the walls? Oh how could one refrain...
  • Bunjamon

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    Oct 01, 2009 6:58 AM GMT
    What do they do when it rains?

    This is an interesting idea for a hotel in a place that can't make any ice hotels, like in Quebec, Finland, Northern China, etc...
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    Oct 01, 2009 11:16 AM GMT
    Makes me want a margarita.
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    Oct 01, 2009 11:51 AM GMT
    UrsaMajor saidMakes me want a margarita.


    You beat me to it!!! I was going to say it makes rimming (hehehe) the margarita glasses easier.
  • upsguy68

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    Oct 01, 2009 12:01 PM GMT
    Lick it, suck it, slam it!!! icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 01, 2009 12:13 PM GMT
    I've been there. Cool place.