While we were in Copacabana, we popped over to Isla del Sol, which is the island in the middle of Lake Titicaca where the Incas believe their Sun God was born. After checking it out for ourselves, I can certainly see where they’d get this idea. It was gorgeous!
For this post’s pattern, I used rock textures from all the cool geology we saw on the island.
We hiked from one side of the island to the other.
How did we get to the island? One word. Passion. Along the way, the beer that was promised to all the passengers took a tumble over the side. Don’t worry – we scooped it up and it didn’t go to waste.
South American Bob Barker this guy.
I was so in love with this mural. You can’t tell from my expression, though.
There’s that excitement. Albeit dorky excitement.
Once we started the 3.5 hour hike, we realized it was gonna be pretty tiring. The elevation is killer!
We came across so many furry and wooly friends!
The midway point where we paid a toll was at 13,450 feet.
Doing my best to ruin Pat’s photo.
Shortly after we started our bus ride from Copacabana to La Paz, we had to get off so the bus could get on a janky-looking barge to cross an inlet. The “barge” listed back and forth so much that we thought our bus might go overboard.
Apparently the Bolivian government was GOING to build a bridge across, but some of the citizens of the small town kicked out the engineers and construction workers by throwing dynamite at them. They are very protective of the income that they get from barge fees and people paying to use the restrooms while they wait for their vehicles.