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How to build a floating island

Each family harvists a few blocks of the roots of the reeds (as shown here) from the lake. Then they are tied together, and layers of reeds are layered criss crossed for a good solid floor. Each island has 6 to 10 families and a president. The dude on the right is the president of the island we visited. Yes, the photo is taken on the island. The floating island is also anchored down as we were 20 meters deep here, with the islandĀ“s thickness only about 1 to 2 meters. Walking was a bit wobbly at times.
Lake Titicaca and the floating islands

January 31st 2011
Hi everyone, After almost two weeks in the sacred valley region of Cuzco, we moved south (and up hill) to Puno on the shore of Lago Titicaca (pronounced "Lago Titi haha") or Lake Titicaca. One of the highest navigable lakes in the world at 3820 metres above sea level. We visited 3 islands on the lake. A floating Island, Isla Amantani, and Isla Taquille. The islands were almost in a different t ... read more
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