Destinations

About Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is undoubtedly on the top of my list when it comes to highlights in South America. Spanning across the border of Peru and Bolivia it is the highest lake in the world.

On a full day tour of the lake I had the opportunity to visit three islands in particular, and experience the local culture of their inhabitants.

The Uros Islands, also known as the floating reed islands, are fascinating in their structures. They are set on stilts and can be moved to different locations if...

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Destinations

Spending the night on Lake Titicaca

Two days ago we arrived in Puno; a Peruvian city situated at Lake Titicaca (the world’s highest navigable lake). From Puno we visited the floating islands and after that we went for a three hour boat ride to get to Isla Amantani, where everyone would spend  the night with a local family. Practically nobody speaks English, only some of the natives speak Spanish, the majority don’t (the main language there is Quechua; only 40% of the inhabitants speak Spanish).

It was a lot of fun!...

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