Lake Titicaca is a place I'd always dreamed of going to - it seemed so unimaginably exotic- and last year on my six-month odysssey around Latin America I finally made it. It is the largest lake in South America and at an altitude of more than 3,800 m above sea level, one of the highest lakes in the world. But what I found most interesting were the islands and the people who live on them. The first photo is one of the forty-two Uros islands made of floating reeds tied together in bundles. The second photo is of two of the three hundred Taquile people who live on Isla Taquile in the middle of the lake. The third photo is of the kitchen in the Blanca family farmhouse I stayed in on Isla Amantani. The food was very simple: boiled potatoes, and served by candlelight as there was no electricity. Finally, Lake Titicaca is a great place to watch birds, including the Puna Ibis, which is on the Red List of Threatened Species.
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