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Taquile And The Floating Islands

June 6th 2008
We took a boat tour on to Lake Titicaca to see the floating islands. The people make these islands with reeds, 40 in total. Each belongs to a family. They have their own barter system, cultural norms and laws. We then went on to Tequile Island a few hours boat ride away. We happned on to a flag day celebration. The children here are amazing and so sweet. This island is almost autonomous as ... read more
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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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