Blogs from Lake Titicaca, La Paz Department, Bolivia, South America


The view from our cabin on Isla del Sol was superb! The mighty Lake Titicaca (titi and caca in the same word – hee hee!), the snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera and incredible skies surrounded us. The surface of the lake is over 3800 metres above sea level and our cabin was a very challenging hike up another hill. Dave’s GPS showed our cabin just shy of 4000 metres! We spent most of our four day stay wandering around exploring the trails and beautiful landscapes of the traffic-free island. The island is dotted with Inca ruins and small villages. We loved the terraced gardens and we enjoyed the exquisite tranquility. Everywhere we looked there were burros (donkeys) and llamas. Sheep, cats and dogs were also a lesser part of the domesticated animal population and we may ... read more
Inca Ruins

After the best night's sleep I have had on this trip, I woke up in time to enjoy some breakfast. True, my day was almost ruined when the only coffee available was instant, but Traveler Brendan stepped in and sternly lectured Pamper Brendan. We all came to agreement that part of traveling is leaving home behind and stepping out of our comfort zone. Ok, so I may have exaggerated this just a bit, since the coffee really wasn't even a blip on my radar, but I did think that it made for a good dramatic intro to the blog. After a nice breakfast, Sylvia and I walked to the lake to board a small boat for the hour trip to Sun Island. It was once again a beautiful day. I cannot get over how vibrant the ... read more
Port, Boat, Clouds
Lonely Boatman
Best Quinoa Soup Ever!

South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » Lake Titicaca February 22nd 2014

With our next destination in mind, it was time to leave La Paz and head to one of Bolivia and Puru's most famous high altitude, watery attractions; Lake Titicaca. We decided to jump aboard a local bus for the three hour journey to the picturesque lakeside town of Copacobanna on the Bolivian side of the lake. With no idea what to expect, we were very happy to discover a charming little town surrounded by tall hills which you can walk up for a great view of the lake and local area. As soon as we arrived, we quickly found a hostel, dumped our bags and headed straight up one of the hills. A pretty steep, slightly breathless 30 minute walk later and we reached the top where we were greeted with stunning views across the lake ... read more

South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » Lake Titicaca February 15th 2014

After two weeks in Cusco it was time to move on. We made Puno, the second most visited city in Peru, our first stop. Sitting on the border between Peru and Bolivia, Puno is not only home to the highest lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, but also houses the famous floating islands of the Uros people, with whom we had the pleasure to spend the day. As I was soon to discover, the lake had a lot to offer and for each day that I spent on it my admiration for it grew. That very same afternoon we crossed the border into Bolivia and made our way to Copacabana where we quickly busted the myth about "dirt-cheap Bolivia" (admittedly we were staying at the hotel from The Shining but that's besides the point). The next ... read more

South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » Lake Titicaca December 14th 2013

After Machu Picchu we spent one more night and day in Cusco just chilling (literally) out and running a few errands. The next day we started our journey towards the Titicaca lake, which lies between Peru and Bolivia. We found a cool way to make the long bus journey from Cusco to the town of Puno on the Peruvian side of the lake; instead of taking a normal one, we took a sightseeing bus, which stopped along the way at several interesting sights, that way the trip felt more like being on a tour rather than just a very long bus journey. The tour included visiting a church, an archeological site and a museum, and stopping at a viewing point for taking pictures of snowcapped mountains. Puno didn’t seem like a very nice place, just busy ... read more
small islands next to Isla del Sol
there were many pigs roaming freely
Isla del Sol has beautiful beaches

South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » Lake Titicaca September 3rd 2013

Arrivés au terminal de Puno, un rameuteur nous propose un pack îles Uros + trajet en car vers Copacabana. Après avoir laissés nos sacs dans l'agence, nous nous dirigeons vers le centre-ville. Puno, c'est vraiment pas très beau : sur le chemin, beaucoup d'immeubles à l'abandon. Nous arrivons sur la Plaza de Armas vers 6h ; tout est fermé, et il fait froid. On bouge un peu dans les rues alentours avant de trouver un "casino" chauffé qui ouvre à 7h. Nous patientions un peu avant d'aller jouer sur des machines de poker où Hadrien va être en veine et nous rapporter plus de 5 Soles ! Après cet incroyable gain, nous allons faire le plein dans une pâtisserie du coin. Un minibus nous emmène ensuite de la place jusqu'au port. Première vue sur le lac ... read more
Cireur de pompes, un métier d'avenir !
Lac Titicaca

It was only a 3 hour bus ride from La Paz to the lake-side town of Copacana. Passing through the Northern neighbourhood of La Paz, El Alto, was an interesting experience. A relatively poor, bustling area of the town. Judging by the time it must have been rush hour. It just felt like a sea of people, stalls and vehicles, all fighting for their space on the dusty streets. We stayed in Copacabana for 2 nights at a really nice hostel, quite big but they made us feel very welcome. They had a constant supply of free fresh fruit which was a nice touch. The town itself was touristy with people on the streets trying to get you into their restuarant, bar etc. We didn´t let that dishearten us as we knew it wasn´t the main ... read more
Vast amounts of space

Me voila en Bolivie ! Texte a venir, promis :) Le lac Titicaca et la presqu'ile de Copacabana, riche en culte Peruvien/Bolivien!... read more
A Puno
Annonces de recherche d'emplois!
Petits stands

L'isle du Soleil, et ses plages de sable blanc...* L'aventure continue, plus que 15 jours et les jours defilent! J'ai trop peu de temps pour ecrire malheureusement ! Tout va bien en Bolivie :)... read more
Couche de soleil merite !
Au couche de soleil, au bout du monde...
Au couche de soleil

Hola a todos, Ca fait quelque temps que nous n'avons pas ecrit, mais c'est reparti, difficile de trouver des cibercafes tous les jours.. Nous voila donc en Bolovie a La Paz. Pour s'y rendre, nous sommes partis de Cuzco en bus, jusau'a Puno, ville au bord du lac Titicaca du cote peruvien, puis on a passe la frontiere pour se rendre a Copacabana en Bolivie en bordure du lac. Nous y avons pris un bateau pour passer la nuit a l'Isla de Sol ( ile du soleil), au milieu du lac. Sensations vraiment magnifiques, et vues impressionnantes : le coucher de soleil vu depuis le milieu du lac, c'est vraiment quelque chose, vu qu'il n'y a pas grand chose sur l'ile nous avions prevu de preparer notre propre nourriture (rien d'exceptionnel, du riz, oeufs, ketchup, oignons), ... read more
lac Titicaca
Lac Titicaca

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