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Lake Titicaca

January 10th 2011
Collected in a bus and herded onto a boat in grey drizzly morning = not much fun but after 2hrs of putting across the lake, the sun came out and we found we had a great guide and had arrived at Taquille which to me was not much more than a square with handicraft stores and tourist restaurants. The walk across the island was very pretty. The Uros or floating islands were very interesting (and y ... read more
South America » Peru » Puno » Lake Titicaca

Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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