We were a bit apprehensive about going to Bolivia after stories we heard about some political goings on. But apparently all the trouble was in the North and heading to la Paz shouldnt be a problem. So our first stop was a flying visit to Copacabana to catch the boat to Isla Del Sol on Lake titicaca.
When we arrived we know there would be a walk to our hostel as there is no cars on the island but no one told us about the steps up to the main part of the village. At almost 4000 meters above sea level walking up this would be difficult but we had our full backpacks. After about 5 minutes of struggling I paid a local to carry my bag, terrible I know but it was so hard, I actually couldnt!!
Im not really sure what I expected Isla del sol to be like, but I certainly didnt expect practically a desert island, with Donkeys for transport and hardly any lights. Thankfully Claudia was prepared with a torch!!
The island was so peaceful if you blocked out the Donkeys! I think all the families that live on the island run a hostel or guesthouse so all the family pitches in to help. We eat at a resturant\someones house the first night and the boy serving us was about 8, honestly! His mum was cooking in the kitchen with her youngest child strapped to her back!
The next day we convinced a local to take us on his boat o the north of the island so we could city girl hike back. (City girl hiking is our new term for us doing hikes in our g star jeans and converse trainers whilst everyone around us is in hiking boots and those funny trousers that zip off into shorts!!) It was a good walk back, about 3 hours and on the way back we caught the most amazing sun set over the snow capped mountains in the distance.