Monday, May 11, 2009

Lake Titicaca









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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10 comments:

  1. Those two girls are soo cute!!

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  2. wow! are they your photographs? so clean and refreshing~ : )) I like the 2 girls shot, cute <3
    you travel around so much *envy* ~ 3~ lol~

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  3. What an amazing blog you have!! I am glad you found me.

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  4. Yes, I found your blog and as a lover of travel and adventure myself, I am envious. Amazing how these women manage to dress in such colorful skirts and obviously the clothes are home made. Gorgeous photos of the lake too. What else do they eat but boiled potatoes?

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  5. it's a great place, I went there long time ago

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  6. I went here last year too! I loved the islands, because I was dissapointed with the lake itself and the towns around it, both in Bolivia and Peru.

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  7. interesting name for a lake, don't you think?

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  8. It looks like a very exotic location. Thanks for sharing it with us. The women's colorful dress is very pretty.

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  9. Greetings from a fellow Brit living in Costa Rica - I congratulate you on your beautiful photographs and inspirational comments - your enthusiasm is catching - I feel I need to start planning that Asian trip I've always dreamed of right now! Cheers!!

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