Copacabana - Bolivia

Trip Start May 31, 2008
Trip End Jun 01, 2009

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

After a short bus ride we arrived on the shores of Lake Titicaca at Copacabana Bolivia.  It is a small town on the edge of the highest navigable lake in the world and at over 3800m the water is crystal blue.  The hotel we got was by far the worst one yet but also the cheapest at 50B a night ($8) so canīt complain a whole lot other than a nice warm shower would be very nice. 

The first night we climbed a nearby hill to watch the sunset over the lake and it has to be one of the best sunsets that I have ever seen.  The following day we took a boat out to the Isla Del Sol (also known as Rock of the Puma) which is the birthplace of a number of different religious beliefs.  According to legend, it is the birthplace of the sun itself.  The island was very nice and we hiked from he north to the south passing through a couple of small villages and having some great views of the lake.  Other than the boat ride being excruciatingly slow it was a great sunny day.  Along the path, we saw a little boy selling some rocks.  He couldn'tīt have been more than 8 years old.  He was very professional, and told us all the prices of the rocks.  We bought the nicest one, and started walking away when we saw that he was a bit upset.  In our broken Spanish we tried to ask what was wrong, and figured that we had bought his favourite rock!  So, we returned it and bought one of the less spectacular ones.  So cute.
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