Lago Titicaca Things to Do

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    Isla del Sol II

    by andal13 Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    Air, please!!!!

    At Isla del Sol there is a stairway to heaven... well, actually is a little shorter than that. This stairway leads you to a fountain; if you drink its water, you will be forever young.
    I can assure you that it works!!! I climbed that stairway making a big effort (oxygen is quite meagre there); at the top, I drank the miraculous water, and after that I had no problems to came down the stairway!!!!

    En la Isla del Sol hay una escalera al cielo... bueno, en realidad, es un poco más corta. Esta escalera lleva hacia una fuente: si bebes de esa agua, serás eternamente joven. ¡Te puedo asegurar que funciona!!! Subí aquella escalera haciendo un gran esfuerzo (el oxígeno es bastante escso allí); en la cima, bebí el agua milagrosa, y luego de eso no tuve problemas para bajar la escalera!!!

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    Isla del Sol I

    by andal13 Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    Isla del Sol (Sun Island) is the place where Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, Inti's children (Inti is the Sun) were born; they founded the Incan Empire. This Empire was conquered and destroyed, but Inti's descendants still live on this island... And life goes on, and the local people work, love, dream... as all the people do. The picture shows some local laundrywomen by the lakeside.

    La Isla del Sol es el lugar en donde Manco Capac y Mama Ocllo, los hijos de Inti (el sol) nacieron; ellos fundaron el Imperio Incaico. Este Imperio fue conquistado y destruido, pero los descendientes de Inti aun viven en esta isla... Y la vida sigue, y los lugareños trabajan, aman, sueñan... como lo hace toda la gente. La foto muestra lavanderas locales, lavando su ropa en el lago.

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    Clear water

    by andal13 Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    The water of Titicaca Lake is incredibly crystal-clear... On this picture you can see the Elodea (a kind of pondweeds) that live under the surface.

    El agua del lago Titicaca es increíblemente cristalina... En esta foto se pueden ver plantas de Elodea, una planta acuática, bajo la superficie.

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    Look around

    by andal13 Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    Look around and enjoy the magnificent landscapes... I never saw a sky soooo blue... The sky above Altiplano (Tableland) is beautiful, the lake is beautiful, the mountains are beautiful, the people are beautiful...

    Mira a tu alrededor y disfruta los maravillosos paisajes... Nuna vi un cielo taaaaan azul... El cielo del Altiplano es hermoso, el lago es hermoso, las montañas son hermosas, la gente es hermosa...

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    Pomata

    by andal13 Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    Temple at Pomata

    Pomata (puma's house) is a beautiful place near Titcaca, at Peruvian lake side. There are a catholic church and a native temple, dedicated to Mother Earth and Sun.

    Pomata (casa del puma) es un hermoso lugar cerca del Titicaca, en la orilla peruana. Hay una iglesia católica y un templo nativo, dedicado a la Madre Tierra y al Sol.

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    Carnival - Isla Taquile Style

    by epicult Updated Jun 2, 2003

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    Carnival celebrations?

    Not sure if this was a tourist show or not? Regardless, the locals danced for quite some time without an audience, until we walked by and then continued for an hour or so. There were only 6-8 people visiting the island at the time. Lots of singing, chanting and dancing as pictured.

    Night time Carnival celebrations were cool and took place near the plaza in a small mini-bar. Lots of dancing, drinking and chatting.

    Carnival takes place here in mid February.

    Recommended!

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    Uros: Reed... Bird

    by epicult Updated Jun 2, 2003

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    Reed Feet

    A fine specimen, isn't he? Check out the natural 'reed looking' camouflage on his feet against the 'actual' piece of reed to his left. Fascinating!

    I wonder what purpose this camouflage serves/served from a scientific standpoint. Hmmm... regardless these birdies are pretty Neat-O!

    The Pink Flamingos are neat too.

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    Uros

    by epicult Updated May 24, 2003

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    Floating Island and Reed Boat

    Not so much of a 'must see' as a 'you will see' tip., if you venture to this region.

    The Uro people fish, hunt and live off lake plants. They use the lakes reeds to build their houses, boats and they also serve as the base for their floating islands… this can make it a wee tad difficult to walk on.

    A bit too 'tourist show' like for this guy, seeing as they press you to buy their handicrafts and typically demand a tip for having their photographs taken, but facinating none-the-less. I sense that tourism has destroyed everything these people once were???

    About 30 soles (9 USD) for a two day trip, inclusive.

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    Catch a Sunset

    by bsfreeloader Updated Aug 12, 2006

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    The Temple of Pachamama on Amantani Island offers an idyllic setting for watching the sunset over Lake Titicaca.

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    Special boat trip on the lake Titicaca

    by Zirpsis Written Dec 3, 2005

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    Take a boat trip on one of these traditional reed boats. It's a typical tourist thing to do, but an interesting experience. I loved it and would have wanted it to last a bit longer.

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    sheer beauty

    by Pete.Gibson Written Oct 11, 2005

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    Make sure you stop and soak up the sheer beauty of the lake it just to easy to travel along its shore line, keep stopping and just breath it all in

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    The totora show

    by SirRichard Written Jun 10, 2005

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    Drying totora

    Being the base of the architecture and life in general in the Uros islands, totora deserves a good explanation and attention, so all tours include a speech about the unique qualities of this plant.

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    The Uros Islands

    by nicoleken Written Feb 28, 2004

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    the islands are floating and are unique in the world.
    The lake is the highest navigable in the world.
    The islands are made of reed, growing in the lake.

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