Isla del Sol - A worthy hike

Trip Start May 12, 2013
Trip End Jul 30, 2013

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Flag of Bolivia  , Copacabana,
Saturday, July 6, 2013

Checked out of the hostel and proceeded to the Bay Area for our boat to the sun island at 8.30am. The sky looked ominous then, but cleared up the moment we reached the island at around 10.30am.

We alighted the boat at the north side of the island, and proceeded to hike up to visit some ruins and hike all the way south for our boat at 4pm.

The scenery was amazing: blue skies littered with clouds of different shapes and sizes, with crystal clear waters and inca terraces in the foreground. Couldn't stop taking pictures as we hiked.

As people on tripadvisor advised, the ruins is nothing compared to the hike, and rightfully so. The ruins was puny - a few houses here and there, and a magical triangular rock which one wouldn't notice at first glance.

Along the hike there were several 'toll' stations, where we had to pay locals a 'tax' from B5-15 to walk through. Kinda retarded but since its regulated we felt fine paying them.

Saw some sheep, pigs, a Alpaca, bulls and mules along the way. Particularly entertaining watching a lamb crying out for her mother like a baby girl, and running across the plain toward it.

We took around 4.5 hours to complete the hike, and had trout for lunch at the southern town, before taking the boat back to Copacabana.

Went to retrieve our baggages and moved to the B20($4) hostel on the Main Street. Probably the cheapest place I've ever stayed in. There's weak wifi and lukewarm showers, but for the price I ain't askin for more.

Went across the road to grab dinner at a local joint. Trout again, but this time it was prepared much better with less grease.

Heading to La Paz tomorrow. Looking ahead!

Copacabana, Bolivia
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