While on the small minibus from La Paz To Copacabana, I started to read about a common scam involving thoise very minibuses, where they would drive off, leaving you on the side of the road. I started to get concerned when they told everyone to get off while the minibus was ferried across a river, even more so as a fat Bolivian woman next to me was shouting at me to get off, while she stayed lodged to her seat. All turned out fine and I arrived in Copacabana, a quiet and very cold town on the edge of lake Titicaca, which though quite dull, serves very good trout on it´s beach (probably not as impressive as Copacabana beach in Rio).
I spent one night on Copacabana before getting a boat to the Isla del Sol, which contained many Inca ruins, some more impressive than others. Some children from the island decided to take us to some ruins, but ended up charging us to see a couple of slighly archaic stones in a pigpen in their back garden. The people that live on the Isla del Sol are very good at squeezing money out of tourists, just the pleasure of their company seems to warrent at least a few Bolivianos. Unfortunately for both me and the locals, I had failed to realise that there is no cash machine in Copacabana and I had to wait until I returned to Copacabana to change some money.