From the top of the hill over Copacabana, Bolivia, we looked down and saw dozens of boats in the bay – and that’s what I did this post’s pattern off of.
Oh, the joys of the Bolivian border. After a cramped bus ride from Cusco, we bid farewell to Peru. A giant beer Cuzquena beer can saw us to the border, and greeted travelers to Peru. A few inhospitable border officials, $135 visa charge each, and a long sweaty line later, we were in beautiful Bolivia!
We traveled from Cusco, Peru, to La Paz, Bolivia, with the tour company Bolivia Hop, which does a hop-on-hop-off sort of service with small tours along the way. One of the tours was the Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca off of Puno, Bolivia.
The islands are hand-made out of reeds, and literally do FLOAT on top of the lake. We stepped off the boat, and stepped onto what felt like a waterbed covered in hay. It was a strange feeling. There are around 60 islands made by the Uros people, and are inhabited by about 200 people. They even have a school!
However, it was hella-touristy, as you could imagine.
We stayed a few days in Copacabana, Bolivia, and honestly weren’t expecting it to be just as adorable as it was!
We hiked up to the top of the hill/mountain by the city, and the views were fantastic! Note: Lake Titicaca is at a grueling 12,500 feet, so… our legs and lungs were really feeling the elevation.
Pat found a big boulder he wanted to scurry up, so I laid back and watched.
My view of him and his view of me!
We sat for quite a while at the top while I sketched and he read. I made the unfortunate error of rolling up my pants without putting on suntan lotion. Sooo… I got a scorcher sun burn that made me look like I was wearing red socks. I STILL have a tan from that stupid sun burn a month later. That view was totally worth it though.