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Uros floating islands, Titicaca Lake

Amazing Perú (part 3/3)

August 13th 2018
After a long day we arrived in Puno just before sunset. The city lies at an altitude of 3800m at the shores of Titicaca Lake and has around 150 000 inhabitants. The Titicaca Lake is the only reason why I visited Puno. The city itself doesn't offer that much to visitors and I wouldn't say it's a pretty city, but the highest commercially navigable lake in the world is what attracts vis ... 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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15th August 2018

The floating islands
You could argue that the floating islands are a tourist trap. Personally I feel that they are a very intersting cultural phenomenon that you shouldn't miss if you are in the region. I loved them and found them very fascinating. Sad though that they, from what you say, might not be around much longer. At least not in the way they are now when people actually live there. 50 years from now it might be something that more resemples a theme park. It felt good to read your blog as usual. I miss Peru. /Ake
9th October 2018

Thanks Ake! True, I did not see them as a tourist trap. I hope they can stay around for much, much longer. Let's see what will happen. Like you say, it may become something like a theme park over time..sadly enough.

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