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Jun 9, 2010 - Copacabana Part Two

Okay, all is right with the world. I have just finished eating a wonderful breakfast of fried eggs, toast, crackers, 3 cups of orange juice, fruit and a beautifully appreciated and made cup of coffee from Matt Moore. He bought coffee from Alexander Coffee and used a french press type sock to steam it through. Much of the coffee here is instant unless you go to a specialty place. So Matt´s creation is priceless. I also had atleast 9 hours of sleep last night.I can´t remember where I left off at the last update, but after staying on the...

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Jun 8, 2010 - Copacabana and Isle Del Sol

This is the most beautiful place I have seen in a long time. It is really hard to talk about this part of the trip without including pictures, but those will have to come later. We left La Paz, Bolivia yesterday and grabbed a bus to Copacabana! It is not the same place as the song, but great just the same. Where do I start, is the question. Well, first of all, I had my first breakdown... Lol. Well, is was bound to happen. It might as well happen here. I have been doing okay, not speaking the language, traveling, trying still to get over a...

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Jun 2, 2010 - Lake Titicaca - Copacabana (Bolivia)

Leaving Puno today we headed south to Copacabana for our border crossing into Bolivia. A fun time for more stamps in the passports from the standard two checkpoints joined by a short walk across "no man's land". The paperwork was a breeze and surprisingly simple given that Bobby had my immigration slip from Peru and I had his. No-one seemed to notice. Copacabana is a tiny resort village on the edge of Lake Titicaca, our hotel room had fabulous views of the lake and it's collection of fishing and recreational vessels. You'll see in the...

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May 25, 2010 - Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca (21 - 24 May) After spending only a few days in La Paz, we were ready to move on. We have quickly come to the realisation that we prefer to be out of the major cities and spend more of our time in smaller towns where life is less cramped and far less stressful. With that in mind, we packed up all our kit, some more quicky that others (Jen re-packed her bag as she does at every stop) and we headed for the famous Lake Titicaca. A bit of background on the lake, which we found interesting. Lake Titicaca is a located on the border...

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Mar 31, 2010 - Le Titicaca bolivien

On quitte le soir la tropicale Santa Cruz pour le froid de l'altiplano de La Paz, où nous arriverons 17h plus tard. Au réveil dans le bus, on est surpris par le paysage: on roule au milieu des montagnes, de la neige sur le bas-côté. Amo et Nat nous attendent à La Paz, où on s'était promis, il y a 15 jours, de se retrouver. On profite de notre 3ème et dernière venue à La Paz pour faire quelques emplettes. Le lendemain, on part tous les 4 pour Copacabana, où a lieu la procession du Vendredi Saint. Cette ville, qui a donné son nom à la célèbre...

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Mar 9, 2010 - Copacabana, Bolivia

A short trip from La Paz had us at Copacabana, on the shores of the famous Lake Titicaca. The view on the drive there was great, with us following a snowcapped mountain range. So far, the Andes have looked not as impressive as our Rockies, but they're beautiful here. The bus had to cross on perilously small ferry at one point. They had the passengers get off and cross on small boats. The bus almost looked like it was floating across on it's own. The bus survived and we started having good views of the lake as we continued. It is incredibly...

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Oct 17, 2009 - Copacabana

In Copacabana angekommen wurden wir gleich von Hostel-Besitzern bestuermt und jeder hatte das bessere Angebot. Letztendlich haben wir uns fuer eine einfache, aber billige Variante entschieden. Das Wetter war sehr schoen, doch leider konnte ich die Sonne nicht wirklich geniessen, da ich starken Schnupfen hatte und meine rechte Gesichtshaelfte wahnsinnig geschmerzt hat. Als es nach einem kurzen Mittagschlaefchen nicht besser wurde, bin ich ins nahegelegene Hospital gelaufen. Unser Verdacht auf eine Nasennebenhoehlenentzuendung hat sich dort...

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Oct 16, 2009 - Lago Titicaca

Den ersten Tag den wir am Lago Titicaca, genauer gesagt in Copacabana, verbracht haben verlief ziemlich unspektakulaer da Ines mit einer Nasennebenhoehlenentzuendung im Bett lag bzw. ins Krankenhaus musste. Ich hab den Nachmittag damit verbracht durch das kleine Staedtchen zu schlendern und ein Restaurant ausfindig zu machen in dem wir abends die lokale Spezialitaet - Forelle - probieren wollten. Wie ihr seht drehte sich auch an unserer neuen Destination erstmal wieder alles um die Futterbeschaffung :-) Wir sind Abends dann puenktlich zum...

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Oct 3, 2009 - Lake Titicaca, Copacabana, Bolivia

We made the short journey around Lake Titicaca from Puno to the Bolivian border. Here we were unloaded from the bus on the Peruvian side where we had to go to the police station for our exit stamps and then hand in our exit card at the immigration office. We then had to walk 100-200m across the border and into Bolivia where we then had to visit their little immigration office. With all the legalities sorted we were then allowed to board the bus again and complete the short journey to Copacabana, which is also on the shores of Lake...

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Aug 30, 2009 - Bolivia: Isla Del Sol

Lake Titicaca sits between Peru and Bolivia at about 3900 meters. It is the highest nevigable lake in the world. It is also the largest lake in South America - 170 kilometers long and 60 kilometers wide. More importantly, it is believed to be the birthplace of the first Inca--Manco Inca, the son of Sun God Inti. Considering the sunrises and sunsets here, legend may be correct. We spent a night on Isla Del Sol (Island of the Sun), which according to the Quechua/Inca and Aymara peoples, is the birthplace of the sun. The village of Yapata had...

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Jul 9, 2009 - Bolivia: Copacabana and Isla del Sol

When we arrived back in Cuzco from Machu Picchu we found out that the strike had been called off for 3 days, so we left straight on the bus for a town on the Peru border called Puno. Puno sits on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigatable lake at 3900m. After a night there we crossed the border to Bolivia to visit Copacabana and Isla del Sol, Island of the Sun. Our first impressions of Copacabana weren’t that great and really touristy, but we stayed there for a couple of days as Chris picked up the flu. We did see an amazing sunset though and...

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Mar 8, 2009 - Lac Titicaca et L'ile du Soleil

A 3h de la Paz il y a le lac Titicaca. Nous sommes un peu emus d'y etre car le Titicaca etait pour nous une destination importante tel qu'iguazu ou ushuaia...C'est sur le bateau en direction de "la isla del Sol" que nous nous rendons compte qu'aujourd'hui il y a exactement une demi annee, nous quitions la France...six mois deja! L'ile nous plait vraiment. Peut etre a son calme (il n'y a pas une seule voiture, que des anes), ou a sa beaute mais en tout cas on s'y sent vraiment bien, sentiment que nous avions du mal a ressentir ailleurs en...

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