Ok. A quick one from Lake Titicaca.
We left Cusco by overnight bus that was to stop at Puno, on Peru's side of Lake Titicaca, and move onto Copacabana, which is the town on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca.
We arrived at Puno at about 4am for a three hour stop over and whilst there we were lucky enough to see an amazing sunrise that was the only highlight of our time sitting in a rather shabby looking bus station for three hours, but a highlight non the less. We were to see the sunset from the same day from the other side of the lake at Copacabana, not quiet as impressive as the sunrise but a colourful display all the same.
We arrived at Copacabana at about 1pm on the 26th June and we just had the afternoon kicking around the town, a town that really doesn't have much. The town really is doing well on the popular gringo (affectionate local name for tourist) route because of the lake which is supposedly the highest navigatable lake in the world, at 3600m, but actually its not as there is a lake higher in Peru, but shhh, don't tell the locals that. We had a somewhat interesting twenty minutes or so that afternoon peddling around a stupid paddle boat shaped as a swan - anything to pass the time.
The next day we boarded the morning boat to visit Isla Del Sol which is an island in the centre of Lake Titicaca with picturesque views of the lake in all directions with snow capped mountains as the backdrop. The boat ride was pleasant, as was the island and the walks we did to savour the views on Isla Del Sol. But really, Em and I agreed that Lake Titicaca wasn't cracked up to what we were hoping. Not an essential must see in Bolivia if you ask myself.
The day on the Island was fun, as were the boat ride too and from, but when we disembarked the boat at Copacabana it was decided that the four (Carol, Leo, Em and I) of us were content with what we had seen of Lake Titicaca and so we marched onto a local bus for a three hour journey to La Paz tonite rather than staying any longer.
Hope the photos tell a better story than this meagre blog, but really I just don't have all that much to say about Lake Titicaca unfortunately.
Lake Titicaca, it has lots of water at a high altitude, excellent. Next.