Copacabana

Trip Start Apr 02, 2008
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La Capula

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

We organised the bus to Copacabana through the Wild Rover Hostel as thatīs where the Donegal gang booked their seats. The bus collected us at our Hostel early in the morning. The bus to Copacabana took three hours and itīs a really nice journey - we saw a bit of rural Bolivia.
Itīs mainly women who work the land and as far as we could make out - keep the show going. It has to be said Bolivians are a resourceful bunch, very hard workers. 
A backpacker climbing a steep hill moaning of the altitude is easily passed out by a Bolivian woman with a table strapped to her back (that is not fiction!). As Michael remarked on numerous occasions - they just get on with things. They are notibly quieter than their South American counterparts. If you are eating in a large full restaurant in Bolivia for example - youīll still hear yourself chew. They whisper!
We got to Copacabana which is on Lake Titicaca (the worldīs highest lake) and once again said goodbye to the gang of six (they stayed at the Ambassador). We stayed in a place called Hotel La Capula. Itīs where to stay if you want a treat..ie: a hot shower and a good view! Had dinner at the restaurant there that evening and had the best meal in Bolivia there. The poor waiter was run off his feet though. He was turning people away at the door. We booked to go to Isla del Sol the next day (a two hour boat ride [15Bolivianos] from Copacabana).
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