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Nov 10, 2008 - Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol

Another country down... Bolivia it is... Our confidence with the country was a little down when we entered and there were no banks... thankfully Babs still had 40 Euros stuffed in her unstolen and unlost boots, so we managed to get through and across to Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca... The island didn´t really welcome us too well initially with a nana at the dock charging us to climb up 500metre vertically to the town... with our 20kilo plus packs on... did i metion it is about 4100 metres above sea level. Anyway, post finding...

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Sep 4, 2008 - Isla del Sol

Well, yesterday I spent the day just relaxing in Copacabana. I went out to diner and saw a familiar name on the menu - pique macho. It{s something I had never tried, and I figured I might as well try new things, so I ordered it. When I told the waiter what I wanted, he gave me this look that said "You poor American, you don{t even know what you are ordering". (Which I didn´t) He asked me if I had ever had it before and I said no. And he said "It´s a Bolivian dish", as if that meant I wouldn{t like it. Then it said "It´s hot". And I said...

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May 29, 2008 - Isla del Sol

This morning it was a hike down to the shore to our boat, and a quick trip to the Isla del Luna (I mean quick, we spent more time on the boat than we did on the island) before heading to the north of the Isla del Sol and the ruins at Chicanca. This is the main site of the Inca creation myth, where supposedly Mama Ocllo and Manco Capac came to earth. There's a vast network of ruins around, but we didn't really have too much time to investigate them. Most of the group where walking back over the island to the hotel, whilst I elected for the...

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Apr 27, 2008 - Isla del Sol (Titikaka) - where the Inca Sun was born

We decided to walk from Copacabana to Yampupata, which is just across the strait from Isla del Sol. The walk was beautiful, and a fairly easy 4 hours (tho the sun is seriously strong here!): we had stunning lake views most of the time. We also passed local highland people releasing their llamas and donkeys to graze after work - highland Bolivia as you imagine it! Isla del Sol is incredible - the Incas really knew how to pick their sacred sites! Wonderful views of very blue Lake Titicaca, Coati (Isla de la Luna), and the snow-capped...

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May 8, 2007 - Isla del Sol

The boat from Copa dropped us at a place called Escalera del Inca on the southern part of the island. From here we (with 20 - 25kg on our backs) climbed from about 3,600m to just over 4,000m - a seriously gruelling 30 - 40 minute trek. The tri-mate we received when we finally receached our hostel was just divine! And once we finally got our breathing back to normal or as normal as it can be at 4,000m, we noticed the most amazing lake views; bright skies, blue, blue waters and terraced landscapes. The island is home to about 2,500 people,...

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Jan 27, 2007 - Isla del Sol

I went with a ferry from Copacabana to Isla del Sol. It actually keeps surprising me how everything just goes on so straight forward... I just went to the coast, got on a boat, sailed away enjoying the scenery, seeing an Argentine couple for the second time, one which I had met in Copacabana the day before but this time they were on another boat, much faster than my one so even though they departed more than 1 hour later, they still arrived before me! Once arrived in Isla del Sol, I went on a hike with a group that had a guide and he was...

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