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Bolivia - Copacabana, Lake Titicaca & Isla Del Sol

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We made it to the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca. We took a bus from La Paz and arrived in the evening just in time for sunset - wow the sunsets here seem to last for hours...The lake is massive and it felt like we´re on the edge of a very calm ocean as opposed to a lake.

Copacabana had a good feel to it, a mix of tourists in one area and locals in another next to the little bustling market. Nice chilled foreshore restaurants, and great views from the nearby cerro (hill) lookout.

After a couple of nights we took the boat out to Isla del Sol (Island of the sun), and after a few hours cruising we arrived at the northern town of Challapampa. A small village with many farms and animals roaming around....pigs, donkeys, sheep and llamas! We found a gorgeous place to stay right on the beach, literally a few steps from the water all for the mighty sum of $3.50 each.

We explored ruins further north including a fascinating labyrinth, ate with some locals and polished off a bottle of red on the beach as the sun went down... The next day we set off on a 3 hour walk to the south of the island to a small town called Yumani, passing through small towns, multiple makeshift soccer pitches and even more donkeys....cue ¨EEOOOORRRR¨ we´d never actually heard donkeys make this sound until we arrived here..they don´t stop! Here we found another room with a great view over the lake and another stunner sunset, before heading back to the mainland the following day...feeling like we´ve done just a little bit of walking at altitude in preparation for the Inca Trail...!

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in Bolivia

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