Doing the Tacky Tourist Thing
Trip Start Sep 07, 2011
54Trip End Dec 22, 2011
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These islands really do float and really are manmade from reeds growing around Puna. The small neighborhoods are anchored so the inhabitants don't float away in the dark of night. I ended up visiting this tourist trap with two really nice Dutch sisters I met in Puna, and we actually did have a great time being just those very people we would normally laugh at.
We even paid an extra three bucks to ride in a traditional reed boat from one island to the next
In the morning I am taking the ferry boat to Isla del Sol which is supposed to be an amazing island offshore. This one isn't a manmade floater...it's a legit natural one with beaches, clear cold water, and hills. Many people I have talked to said it reminds them of a Greek Isle. I will take their word on that since I have never been on a Greek Isle, but nonetheless I am looking forward to hiking around the place. After all day on the island I am taking a bus around dinnertime to La Paz.
How can anyone not like a place named Titicaca!
How I Got Here:
Marlon's House Hotel to Bus Station - Taxi - 4 Soles ($1.40) - 10 minutes
Puna to Copacabana - Bus - 20 Soles ($7) - 3 hours
Bus Station to Perla del Lago Hotel - Walk 4 minutes