So, we arrived in Puno which was the place I have waited to visit when my grandad told me about Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest lake in South America. It is 3812 meters high up and 8272 km2. Outside Puno, people live on floating Islands made of straw. We think they were the most amazingly built floating Islands we have seen during our world around trip. See our pictures.
Scott & Emelie's Travels
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Lake Titikaka was one of our top two goals on the list when we decided to go to South America. It was my grandad who pruposed to go and see it. Copacobana was nice but very touristy. They had nice restaurants and the water was clear and beautiful. We went out to Isla del Sol from there which was a very beatiful Island as well with very old ruins.
We took a night train from Tupiza for about 13 hours and then a four hour bus up to La Paz. The view of the city when we entered was just amazing. We stayed in La Paz for two nights but could have stayed longer because it was a really nice city. We thought we wouldn't like it because I am not very keen of big cities. We went around in the stores and the markets, shopped for jumpers and looked at dead llama fetus with maggots inside. Yes, you read right! In the w...
Bolivia's huge salt dessert was something indescribable. It should definitely be ranked as one of the must do's in life. I say salt dessert but the whole excursion was incredible. We were out for four days, three nights and went through the most amazing nature. We went through mountains on dirt roads, through desserts with active and inactive volcanoes, big active areas with boiling mud pools and thermal Springs which we bathed in. We went to lots of different l...
Our border crossing into Bolivia went smoothly and soon we entered Tupiza. I have said good things about many places during our trip but this is the coolest place I have been in. I have a lot to tell you about this place, but again, it will be short. We arrived early and the rumors had told us that Tupiza was the real wild west so therefore we decided to go horse riding. We decided for three hours and had our new known friend Kiran from England with us. Soon we...