Floating Isle of Uros

Trip Start May 13, 2009
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Trip End May 31, 2009


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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Today we took a boat out to Uros Island, famous for being a floating island, built entirely out of reeds, which grow abundantly throughout Lake Titicaca.

It was very interesting to see how these people lived, and still do today, with some islands being home to 10-50 people.  Basically, being a floating islind, if you don't like your neighbors, you can pull the anchors and float out of range.

Fishing i sthe main lake industry with no shellfish in the lake.

Tomorrow we head out on the bikes again further around the lake and on to Cusco.
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gunzilla
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Eat Mo Fish
So...did ya eat a nice fish dinner? I'm getting a charge over the name of the lake, it sounds like the best and worst of the human body, or like the biker euphemism, T and A.
Very intersting boat, somewhat reminicient of Cleopatra's vessel only with a flying bridge of sorts.

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