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... coincides with the Day of the Dead celebrations and it also celebrates the legendary Manco Capac, the Inca who surfaced from Lake Titicaca to found the Inca empire. It was a feat of endurance for some, as the way was long and they were meant to go to the town square - too far for us to walk back! Many of the traditional dancers were quite old and mostly women. The most spectacular was the last when the colourful, fearsome masked dancers leaped and pranced ...
... Uros floating islands on the lake. First we had to drive into town, then down to the pier and board our boat. We were first to board so chose seats at the front and didn't notice that The Cow and her husband were on the same ferry until later when we went up to the observation platform. Going through the reeds was reminiscent of going to the floating fishing village in Vietnam. We boated alongside several of the 91 islands before we landed on one. There was a guide for our ferry ...
... to do until altitude sickness got me) you betta hurry up and visit Peru within the next 100 years or so! ;-)
We left Uros and headed towards Taquile island, one hour away. This is a proper island made of rocks, connected to the bottom of the lake :-)
It's very pretty and reminded us of Greece in some ways. It's a pretty high island, the first thing you have to do is hike 100m elevation up, to 3900m, to the village. The local family welcomed ...
... for weddings, special events, and apparently tourist groups. It really was quite something to behold 87 of these floating islands.
We then travelled on a further 2 hours or so into the lake to the UNESCO heritage site of Taquile Island - heritaged for its textiles, specifically the belts weaved by the females of the island. The men do knitting as it is easier and has a fraction of the designs to remember! This was not as interesting as the floating islands, ...
... Philosophy which trained a generation of American intellectuals in the ideas of the Prussian thinkers Kant and Hegel, the man who gave America scientifically age-graded classrooms to replace successful mixed-age school practice. Again, from The Philosophy of Education, Harris sets forth his gloomy vision:
The great purpose of school can be realized better in dark, airless, ugly places.... It is to master the physical self, to transcend the beauty of ...
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