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Mar 22, 2007 - Amantani Island, Peru (Lake Titicaca)

Mar 22-23, 2007 We left our hotel from Puno on a bicycle to get down to the docks to board our boat for our journey on lake Titicaca, but we didn't have to ride, some little Bolivian bloke carted Bec and myself in a tuk tuk style pedal powered bike, and bit of fun to start of the day. Our first stop on the boat was to one of the floating islands called Isla de Totora. This would have to be one of the most amazing things that I have seen, these islands are literally floating, it is only attached to the reads beneath it, and many dried reads...

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Mar 6, 2007 - Lake Titicaca and Copacabana

A trip to this legendary mountain lake with ancient Inca tales and ruins, stories of human sacrifice and sun worship, and cute little Copacabana. The Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca, is so named, because the Inca's believe that the sun (their god) was born here. Its also where the first Inca was apparently born. The name Titicaca apparently means Puma Rock cos of its resemblance to, well, a puma. Proof, from what we could see, that the Inca's took heap big hallucinogenic. The story goes that they used to sacrifice humans here once a year to...

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Fuzz & Phil Run Away

Feb 3, 2006 - Fiesta with the island locals

Today was the start of a great couple of days out on the islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at 3820 meters above sea level. Much to my delight the couple from Northern Ontario, Carole and Claude, were on the same tour as me. I also got to chatting with a nice Aussie girl, Anna, who's been travelling on her own since her mate abandoned her 2 weeks into their trip to stay in Venezuela with a guy she met from there....I'd kill her if that were me! Our first stop was the Uros Islands, or the floating islands, as...

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Kristy's World Tour!

Oct 19, 2005 - Islas Uros

From Puno we took a trip on Lake Titicaca, the world's highest lake (3,810m), the size of Holland and straddling the border between Peru and Bolivia. Our first stop was on the floating islands of Uros. About an hour off shore by boat, it's strange to think that this small group of islands is totally man-made from reeds tied together. Walking on the islands was like being on a bouncy castle, the "ground" moving beneath our feet. We met the happy inhabitants who live on the islands full time. We were jealous of their easy lifestyle, weaving...

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Jul 27, 2005 - Lake Titicaca & Floating Islands

Lake Titicaca has a surface area exceeding 8000 sq kms not counting its more than 30 floating islands. Its Sth Americas largest lake plus the largest in the world above 2000 metres (its 3856 above sea level). Here I took a boat and visited the unique and amazing Islas Flotantes of the Uros people. Each island is made of 2-3 metres thick totora reeds. Today several hundred people still live on these amazing islands that the Uros people originally began their existence on to isolate themselves from the aggressive Collas and the Incas.

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Dec 23, 2004 - Isla Del Sol (Bolivia)

Hallo allemaal, Isla del Sol is een eiland dat ligt in het Titicaca-meer, maar dan aan de Boliviaanse kant! We zijn er met een bootje naartoe gegaan en de dag nadien met een ander bootje teruggekomen! De uitzichten op het eiland zijn werkelijk PRACHTIG! (maar dat kunnen jullie zien op de foto's) En ondanks de angst,was het eten ook zeer goed: vis maken kunnen ze hier absoluut als de beste! Het eiland is nog zeer ruw van natuur, de mensen zijn er vriendelijk en er zijn massa's boederij-dieren te zien...(behalve koeien!) groetjes, Miranka en...

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Nov 26, 2004 - Lake Titicaca

There are hundreds of companies selling tours of the Lake Titicaca islands, but there's no need to go through them. Instead we hopped onto the "collectivo" boat owned by the Islanders of Amantani. First stop was the famous floating islands built by the Uros people to keep a distance from the agressive land-based tribes. They consist of lake reeds and are renewed at the top as they rot away at the bottom. Amantani itself is a real island of predominantly farming families, without roads, cars or hotels. Instead, we stayed in a family house,...

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Ruth on the road

Jul 1, 2004 - Day 18 Amantani Island

This morning we grab Tuk-Tuk's down to the water front where we catch a slow boat firstly out to the reed islands of the Uros Indians live. The Islands are made of reeds piled on top of one another and are about the size of a quarter acre. About twenty Islands are gathered together and they have a school, church and post office. Next it is a 3 hour boat ride to Amantani Island where we are invited to stay with one of the local families. After a hardy lunch a lie down and dinner we are taken by our local family to a dance party. They dress...

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