Lake Titikaka

Trip Start Aug 10, 2013
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Trip End Aug 23, 2013


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Flag of Peru  , Puno Region,
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lake titikaka - Titi - puma kaka - grey/stone
Lake looks to be in the shape of a puma chasing a rabbit
Floating islands - Uros

Floating islands; 'titi group'; on the Santa Maria part of the islands: met the president (female) of the island; each island lasts 25 years; 6 families on this island about 20 people; tried Totora - grows in lake. Cleans teeth. President showed us her house; bought pottery pot for mum; singing on the reed boat; wondering how they give birth; passport stamped; boat ride full of 'would you rathers'; meeting Taylor; running ducks;
arriving at second island
Lampayooni - our 'island' name for the second ; live by inca philosophy..
Don't be a liar; dont be a thief; don't be lazy.

staying night at island; not realising presents were needed; Stole qunoi off Taylor; meeting island mamas and papas; laura noted one was picking nose; home stay with the chief; Walter stayed too; tea of vegetable soup, rice, potatoes; me and Laura trying coca leaves; visiting the temple; hot walks, breathless; leaving negative energy at little temple on way up; sunset; 3 wishes with coca leaves; prosperity, love and Health walk anti-clockwise around the temple; walk '; down discussing 'gaping bumholes'. Into the centre watching dancing; fires; beers; dressing up in local clothes; night of dancing; waking up at 1.20am to take Becca to the toilet; wouldn't go alone as she thought she could hear a man coughing when it was a sheep; becca's pillow; 'feels like I'm sleeping on a sack'. Looked under cushion, sack of flour...

Kameeseraki - hello
Waliki - response
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