17.07.2012 - 19.07.2012 15 °C
After leaving behind Cusco our bus took us to Lake Titicaca. The highest navigable lake in the world at 3800m, as well as the best named lake in the world!
The trip saw us first head out the floating islands. A bunch of man-made reed islands which was great to see, but one of the most tourist driven theatres you will ever see. Right down to ten ladies in traditional dresses waving our boat goodbye and at the same time chanting ¨Hasta la vista baby¨. But it was still worth seeing the islands and homes they had made and live in.
This kid either had pants on that were too big, or he had a surprise coming for mummy.
Tourists dollars go far on the islands, couldnt help but notice the irony here
Fi went into the magic tent
and out she came
After the theatre show on the floating islands was over, we were off a few hours down the lake to our home for the night, Isla Amantani. This was way more traditional and authentic experience for us with the indigenous people.
Found a rare Andean 5 legged donkey. This ones name was Foonge.
Climbed up the top of the hill on the island for a cracking sunset.
This was our home sweet home
That night we had to dress up in traditional clothes and head off to dance with our host families. Was easy for the blokes we just had to chuck on a poncho. Fi got the full treatment as a girl. The old lady we were with was ripped and was nearly tearing my arms off with her powerful moves.
On the last day we travelled back to Puno via another small island community of Isla Taquile.
And that was the end of our unbelievable Peruvian adventure. That afternoon we were off, it was earlier than planned, but it was to avoid the following days planned teachers road blockage of every highway in Peru. (Insert joke about teachers whingeing no matter where you are in the world).
Next stop Bolivia....Breathless in La Paz.