La Isla Taquile

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Flag of Peru  , Lima,
Monday, March 24, 2014

The next day we went to Taquile Island which is famous for its weaving and knitting (UNESCO status). The women weave and the men knit. Like Amanati Island they also do Homestays. Each Homestay visitor is 'rotated' so that every resident gets an opportunity to have some guests. Everything seems very cooperative and idealistic - a world away from Puno and Juliaca on the mainland. When the Spanish finally discovered Taquile, they forbade traditional dress so the Islanders started wearing Spanish peasant clothing. They are still wearing the same style today - with some Andean accessories.
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Cannot get over that soccer field - it would be interesting to know where the money came from and whether the field gets used.

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