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Puno, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana & Isle de la Sol

Peru Bolivia boarder crossing

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17.01.2012 Puno - 18.01.2012
Peru was overall a massive country that had a vast variety of diff landscapes by far a lot to see and do but Bolivia waits for me! So after 6weeks of being in Peru we have finally left and made it to the ‘cheapest’ country in South America – welcome to Bolivia! Puno is the gateway to get into Bolivia, with a few islands all surrounded in Lake Titicaca. The boarder crossing was straight forward simple and I got hit on by one of the officer lol it was well funny! It has been kind of frequent for me to see a lot of young children running hostels, shops and here at the boarder on the money exchange counter – they give me jokes coz they are so cocky! We had arrived in Copacabana not much to say about this town as we only used it as a base to get to the island Isle de la sol apart from being very touristy! The people we came across were rude at times which made it unpleasant at times – they came across not bothered!

19.01.2012 Isle de la Sol
So Isle de la Sol, dotted with many villages we had to pay a minor donation when we entered each village but all this was going towards their community. It took more and less a day to walk through the island but the high altitude difference from Peru to 4,000m did take it toll on many of us. For me I found it very hard to breathe let alone to just walk. Amazing scenery with a mixture of unexpected weather conditions from gusty winds to pure sun. Even then landscape changed from rich green fields to rocky paths. Once settled in our hostel we had an amazing view of the lake, which by the way was massive. I remember sitting down at a local restaurant for lunch just amazed at the size of the lake which was still as a statue with the sun glistening its rays and bouncing off different shades of blues and greens! After lunch I and Michael had decided to take a walk and we came to this high point where you could two side of the island just being surrounded by this immense amount of water. We sat quiet for some time; I was thinking how I would love for my family and friends just to experience the calmness and the beauty of what I had in front of me. We watched the sun set before we headed off to the hostel.

Posted by jasdeep_virdee 18:52 Archived in Bolivia

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