Copacabana and Lake Titicaca--May 27-29, 2006
 

Big Lake

I had heard about the Lake Titicaca area for many years. It is one of the highest navigable lakes in the world, at over 3800 meters. The lake straddles Peru and Bolivia and is a nice relaxing place to spend a few days.

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Copacabana

The city of Copacabana is Bolivia's only beach town and I have to say it is not much of a beach. It didn't stop locals from soaking up some sun on the rocky shores overlooking the mountains of Peru.

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Blessing the cars

I went for a walk around the city and stumbled on an interesting ritual. As first glance I thought there had been a wedding... cars were decorated, people were spraying champagne and flower pedals were thrown all over.....

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But no...

They were actually there to have their cars, trucks, buses, etc. blessed by the priest at the church (that is him in the robe and baseball cap!!).

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Isla de la Luna

I spent one day on a boat visiting a couple of the Bolivian islands in the Lake. The first one, the island of the moon had an Inca ruin to visit and great views of the snow covered Andes.

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Isla del Sol

We also visited Isla del Sol (Island of the sun) where we climbed up for great views and a nice trout lunch.

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Inca Ruins

Also on the Isla Del Sol were some Inca Ruins that were worth a visit.

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