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The Sun and the Moon.

July 19th 2014
I kept thinking it was the sea; it's so vast. Set at an altitude of 3,810m, and measuring some 190km by 80km, Lake Titicaca is by far the biggest high-altitude body of water in the world. Chugging out on the motorised ferry from Copacabana, it felt as though we were starting an epic voyage, and in some ways we were, for we were travelling to the sacred centre of the ancient Andean world. For the ... read more
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19th July 2014

Sublime serenity!
How wonderful that you intrepid explorers stayed on the little-visited, Isla de la Luna--I'll be keen to voyage to this slice of heaven on my next Copa stop. I love these sea-anemone-like skirts in the sun as well as your evocative descriptions: "we felt tiny, indistinct, but connected to the whole." Lovely photos and prose.
21st July 2014

Hope you make it to 'the moon' Tara! We stayed at Hostal Phaxsi Uta. Felix was the caretaker - he can be contacted on 71211683. Think you'd love it!

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