Lake Titicaca

One of the places I absolutely enjoyed in Peru was Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world (3800m) surrounded by the mountains of the Andes forming a natural border between Peru and Bolivia. I left the town of Puno and visited the Uros Islands on the lake, one of the many floating islands made by reeds, the houses by the Uros people who live on these Islands are also made of reeds just like their little boats.
On Island Taquile another Island not made of reeds this time, I had lunch and some time to hike around the Island and climb to the top, chewing on coca leaves to cope with the high altitude. Very nice Island with amazing views from all different angles and specially when reaching the top to have a 360 view. That’s when you realize how big this lake is.

Lake Titicaca floating Islands

Lake Titicaca floating Islands

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nice lookout tower in the form of a fish, all made of reeds

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Here I am on a typical Uros Island

Here I am on a typical Uros Island

let's have a look what's cooking

let’s have a look what’s cooking

lookout Tower

lookout Tower

view from Uros lookout tower

view from Uros lookout tower

House of reeds

House of reeds

Inside of the house

Inside of the house

Local selling her handicrafts to the tourists

Local selling her handicrafts to the tourists

nice boat of reeds bringing me from one floating island to the other

nice boat of reeds bringing me from one floating island to the other

enjoying a Peruvian Cusquena beer on the roof of the motorboat taking me to the Taquile Island.

Enjoying a Peruvian Cusquena beer on the roof of the motorboat taking me to the Taquile Island

Taquile Island

Taquile Island

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On top of some building from where I could see the mountains in Bolivia

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