Suites Don Carlos Juliaca
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... smelly and very damp.
We finally learned some more about Lake Titicaca, including that it is the world's highest large freshwater lake. It has a depth of between 1 and 200 metres. The famous 'trucha' (trout), which is a staple of the diet in the area, is an introduced species of fish.
The next stop of the day was to the island of Taquile. The people who live on the island wear colourful clothing to signify
... amp; it seemed a very hard life. The next day we were taken out from the jetty of our hotel to visit the Uros Floating Islands to see how they are constructed & how people live. We all sat around whilst a family showed us how the islands are made from Totora Reeds. Finally we got to be passengers in family's Reed Boat which seemed much more sturdy than I expected. It was great fun and another day ...
... that has little to offer to tourist.
Our plane was on time so at 1:30 pm we were crossing the skies on our way back to Lima.
Time to celebrate Xmas and the arrival of 2015.
The second leg of this trip will take us to the tango and samba capitals and we will get soaked at the Iguazu falls.........until then
Bright and early (7:30am) we set off to Peru... In order to get there we had to cross Lake Titikaka at its narrowest point in Bolivia. The bus crossed separately as we piled into a very small potentially rotting small boat - this was after three locals pushed in front off us, sitting in the best seats, forcing us (the tallest-most Bolivians don't go over 5ft3 as the altitude stunts growth) to duck under and sit at the front of the boat! With both us and the boat ...
... hadn't fulfilled them. With national elections coming up on Sunday they decided to say something. And of course we all joined in!! They loved it. There were knitting circles, older ladies teaching young girls how to make bracelets (I was given one), men just squatting and chatting, they gave us roasted corn kernels, we walked up lane ways and saw clay bricks being made by hand, women hoeing in fields.
After 2 hours our driver ...