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April 9th 2015
Published: April 26th 2015
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Lake Titicaca is at an altitude of 3810m and considered the world's largest high-altitude lake.

It was a quick stop in Puno, so we wanted to make sure we say the Uros Floating Islands.

There we met our new friends from the UK ( that we met in San Pedro de Atacama) and spent the day and dinner with them.

So wonderful to see them again.

There are about 80 artificial islands made of totora. The islands are built with using layers of the buoyant totora reeds that grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake.

We took a small boat to where the islands are are floating. We got off at one island, the Uros people gave us a fascinating demonstration of how they build the islands, homes, boats, and furniture.

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