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September 28th 2008
Published: September 28th 2008
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we got a boat out on lake titicca to see the uros people who live on floating reed islands in the middle of the lake. we also stayed with a family and went to a party dressed up in traditional clothes! very groovy indeed.

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lake titiccalake titicca
lake titicca

its very pretty
on the boaton the boat
on the boat

catching some sun
football really is universalfootball really is universal
football really is universal

we played a game of football against the locals on the home stay island. 5-4 to us! mostly thanks to ronaldo mcloughlin himslef.
our home stay familyour home stay family
our home stay family

santosi and her husband jorge, baby rossita and julio
our group all dressed upour group all dressed up
our group all dressed up

how silly do we look!?
gareth dancinggareth dancing
gareth dancing

he looked so cool in his poncho
what a pairwhat a pair
what a pair

...........of twits!
a crazy man!a crazy man!
a crazy man!

he could easily pass as a local! honest!
in the kitchenin the kitchen
in the kitchen

very basic accommodation. the food was great though. we hearded the family sheep and helped peel potatoes for dinner. it was all rather fun!
gareth at dinnergareth at dinner
gareth at dinner

where else would you keep your bike but on the wall of the kitchen!
little juliolittle julio
little julio

isnt he sooo cute! this is our home stay house. we had surprisingly comfy beds and electric!
floating islands of the uros peoplefloating islands of the uros people
floating islands of the uros people

very interesting to see. these people have been living like this since 400BC.
Although it was a bit tackyAlthough it was a bit tacky
Although it was a bit tacky

It was a bit dissappointing coz it was all a bit too touristy. Especially when these woman starting singing "my bonnie lies over the ocean".
Checkpoint CharlieCheckpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie

Cathy crossing the Peru-Bolivian Border, passport in hand. It was a bit scary, dunno why, maybe it was all the army with their battons that for some reason looked a bit overused.
Copa, CopacabanaCopa, Copacabana
Copa, Copacabana

Bolivia's less famous beach of the same name.
(Nuestra Señora de) La Paz(Nuestra Señora de) La Paz
(Nuestra Señora de) La Paz

Bowl-shaped La Paz is the highest capital city in the world. However, its not actually Bolivia's capital. I think that's interesting. Many wouldn't.

Bolivia's more impressive answer to Stone Henge. This pre-inca city is still being uncovered by archaelogists.
The Valley of the MoonThe Valley of the Moon
The Valley of the Moon

Impressive enough, however it in no way looked like the moon.

29th September 2008

I hope Gareth's bringing that poncho home with him!! Absolutley fantastic!

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