Lago Titicaca Warnings and Dangers

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    stepping on soft ground
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    The top of Amantani
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    Acclimate yourself

    by LizSitka Written Sep 4, 2008

    If you aren't acclimated to the altitude Lake Titicaca is going to be dismal. It's really high; I spent two days in bed with a massive headache even with coca tea before I gave up and sought lower altitudes.

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    Totora

    by elpariente Written Mar 7, 2007

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    La totora es un junco que crece en el lago Titicaca y que lo utilizan como "la purga de Benito"
    para todas las cosas . Lo comen , hacen sus casas y barcos , lo usan para hacer fuego , artesanías , esteras y hasta para hacer las islas flotantes donde viven
    The "Totora" is a reed that grows in the Titicaca lake and they use for every thing
    They eat , make their houses and boats , use to make fire , handicrafts , rugs , and also to make floating islands to live

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    On solid ground?

    by SirRichard Written Jun 10, 2005

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    stepping on soft ground

    As these are flotaing islands, there is no solid ground here. It is a weird feeling the first time you go out of the boat and step on this soft ground made out of plants. You get used after the first few steps, but is hard to move securely...

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    Don't let your arm hung out of the boat !

    by Maillekeul Written Oct 25, 2003

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    We saw a guy injured because he let his arm hung out of the boat : after a mistake of the boat driver (a kif of 5 years old !!!), the boat has hurt a stack of stones and the poor arm was at the worst place...

    Ne laissez pas votre bras pendre hors du bateau ! On a vu un gars blesse dans ces conditions : apres une mauvaise manip du pilote du bateau (un gamin de 5 ans !), le bateau a heurte un tas de pierre et le pauvre bras se trouvait a un bien mauvais endroit...

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    Amantani - Soroche Warning

    by epicult Written Aug 7, 2003

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    The top of Amantani

    If you thought your head was splitting from the 3,800m of altitude where the lake sits, then the hike up to Amantani's highest peak will surely have you doubling over at 4,200m. The air is pretty thin so you may need to take it easy if you haven't yet acclimatized to the height.

    Be sure to drink coca leaf tea (mate de coca), eat coca leaves, walk slowly, eat lightly and drink lots of purified water - and - enjoy the vistas!

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