Puno, Uros, Lake Titicaca and Copacabana
Trip Start Apr 09, 2013
69Trip End Mar 15, 2014
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Next stop on our day trip was Taquile which is a more permanent island (that looks like an island)
Other than visiting the floating islands, Puno was a bit of a let down. I'm not really sure what we were expecting but it was just a really busy town with a connection to lake Titicaca. It was also the coldest place we have visited so far, which was made worse by the fact we had a cold shower every day.
After Puno we headed to Copacabana which borders lake Titicaca from the Bolivian side. Copacabana is a complete contrast to Puno, it's a beautiful little town, surrounded by water and mountains. We wandered about this quaint little town and hiked to the top of a massive rock to see the breathtaking views of the town, and to visualise the enormity of the lake. Whilst in Copacabana we also watched many vehicles line up outside a church to be blessed by a priest. After the blessing, bottles of cheap fizzy plonk were sprayed around the vehicles and onto their wheels. We found this particularly interesting especially when a bunch of hard/macho looking bikers turned up, held hands in a circle to pray and then got all of their motorbikes blessed :)
We also took a boat to Isla del sol, which is apparently where the sun was born, however i'm sure any scientists out there might find that a little hard to believe
Overall Puno gets a thumbs down, Lake Titicaca gets a thumbs up and so does Copacabana. Next stop La Paz.