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Sep 4, 2009 - Peru: Titicaca's Islands

We spent a few days on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca to visit the many interesting islands. Jason and Cayman went to two of the many floating islands and had a very "commercial" experience. Kim and Kendall went further out in the lake where people still actually live on the islands. The islands stand in about 2-3 meters of water and every part is built of reeds found in Lake Titicaca. The islands have a weird, spongy feel when you walk, and reeds have to be continuously added as they rot from the bottom. Islanders began this lifestyle...

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Aug 3, 2009 - Uros, Isle de Armatani and Isle de Taquilles,

Well I have had a fascincating two days on Laguna Titikaka. It was just so gorgeous. I went on a tour and the first stop was at Uros the floating islands. These islands are man made. The first people on these Islands were Polynesians. They were there before the Incas. They made these islands to protect themselves for defence. We were shown by the Islanders how these islands are made from soil and reeds that floats. Amazing. There is a population of people who still live on the Uros. they are Indigenous. they speak Aymara language and...

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South American trip

Aug 1, 2009 - Puno Lake Titicaca

Hi I arrived in Puno late today. On the way it was beautiful scenery of the volcanoes and Ande mountains. I sat next to a lovely Peruvian student who was studing medicine. She is from Cuzco and studying in Arequipa. We talked all the way to Puno *6 hours* we talked about all sorts of things. She helped me with information of what to do etc and we exchanged email addresses. i told her to stay with me if she comes to Australia. Peruvians are such beautiful people.. really warm, hospitable, kind, gracious and always extending themselves. The...

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South American trip

Jun 19, 2009 - Lake Titicaca

Mood improving, still coughing but excited by Lake Titicaca over night stay at an indigenous home and boating across the Lake that is situated at the highest altitude. Highlights: - Homestay, for sure not knowing how to communicate except nonverbal. Getting beenies to keep us warm. - playing football witht he locals, so good I miss you football even though i was sick i played. - Beautiful lake and the wind in my hair on top of the boat looking at the blue water. Next day - Visit to the floating island that is man made and quite ingenious...

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Jun 19, 2009 - Puno

Sick as a dog still, angry and annoyed at how the Inca Trail went down and well just in a bad mood because I was tired and not well... Itinerary: - watching movies in the hotel room, while attempting to recover and rest. Was nice having some me and King Kong time.

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Jun 18, 2009 - Ultimate Bus journey

Well after 3 days in Cusco chilling out and white water rafting (which was quite eventfull...Here in Peru there is a national strike going on because the govt wants the farmers to pay for water that they have been using for free up until now. So on the day we went white water rafting whr farmers were protesting by putting massive boulders on the road to block traffic and as we rafted under the bridge they started ripping the bridge to bits and throwing pieces of wood down onto us! anyway we were fine but it was quite a scary experience! 2...

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Jun 13, 2009 - Lake Titicaca - Uros islands

June 13 Hopped on the boat this AM headed to the Floating Islands. Very touristy but unique at the same time. Short tour, took a ride on a reed boat and back on our boat heading to Taquile. (they changed the itinerary a little) Had lunch(Trout) on Taquile and watched some native dances before we toured the Island. After seeing the town square we got back on the boat for the 1 hr. ride to Amantani where we will have supper and spend the night.

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Brad's Peru Trip

May 31, 2009 - Puno and Copacabana on Lake Titicaca

After demanding that Adam get my head lamp from his backpack, I frantically began flipping through my Spanish phrase book looking for the phrase, 'please slow down'. I found the phrase, said it as best as I could in Spanish and then repeated, please, please(Por favor, Por favor). Our taxi driver understood and slowed down a little bit, but my nerves never really relaxed. This crazy trip all started when we got off our train, from Machu Picchu, in Ollyanta. There our travel agent had arranged to have a taxi driver pick us up at 8:00pm(its...

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May 20, 2009 - Puno

This morning we awoke to a wonderful bright blue sky and a thankfully warmer morning and scrumptious pancakes, made of ground potato!! Gee they love their potato here.... We went for an early morning hike only about 3km stopping for mid morning tea amongst scenery reminiscent of Italy. So lovely... Jumping back on the boat to return to Puno I ventured upstairs and accidently fell into slumber... 3 degree burns later we arrived back in Puno.... No not really so bad I have a little bit off color so can no longer claim to light the way home...

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May 19, 2009 - Tequilie

Located between Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is most fascinating. It is situated at at over 3800 meters above sea level, and the tour was definitely an unforgettable experience. When visiting Lake Titicaca, we stayed at Puno which is the best place to stay, on the Peruvian side of the lake. The town of Puno is an interesting place to visit as it is the capital of folklore of Peru. It also has a beautiful old cathedral, and it is close to Macchu Picchu and Cusco which constitutes the next stage of our trip. Lake Titicaca is a sacred place...

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May 18, 2009 - Puno

After an early rise at 6am we left our home stay to travel 2 hours, then 4 hours to Bolivia. We arrived in Puno, the capital and largest city of the Region in Southeastern Peru. It is located at the edge of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest commercially navigable lake, at 3860m above sea level, on the Peruvian Altiplano. According to Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, the ancient times coincide with the legend of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, who emerged from the waters of Lake Titicaca to found the Inca Empire. The Aymara culture was the most...

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Apr 10, 2009 - Lake Titicaca

We had a day trip to Lake Titicaca to visit the people that lived on the lake. The lake is the biggest in South America and is more like an ocean than a lake. Our first stop was the floating reed islands where the Uros people live. Tourism has taken over these small islands but you still have to admire the people that live here. 3 to 4 momths of the year they have tourists visit their small islands where they earn money to buy things like solar panels to provide electricity. The rest of the year they barter, exchanging fish and reeds for...

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