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The Floating Islands and Peruvian Farewell

November 1st 2011
The last leg of our Peruvian journey was spent in Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca - the largest high altitude lake in the world at 3810m. We found Puno to be a rather unexciting town, but we did book a 2 day trip to visit some islands on the lake. Our first stop was the famous Uros Floating Islands. These are man made islands, made completely of totora reeds. The locals harvest the reeds and r ... read more
South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » Copacabana

Bolivian Flag Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
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