Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Copacabana - Isla del Sol

We got a bus from Puno ( Peru ) across the border into Bolivia, and then continued to a small town called Copacabana. It has a lovely location on the banks of Lake Titicaca. It feels like we're on a Greek Island - bright sun, blue skies and turquoise water. Unfortunately, we're still at about 3800m above sea level, hence it's a bit nippy. The lake water is at about 9C. Brrrrr.

Just along the coast is the Isla del Sol. A small island that was the religious centre of the Inca civilisation. To be honest, the Inca remains on the island were a bit ropey, but we enjoyed a spectacular walk across the spine of the island back to the port for the boat ride back to Copacabana. From the top of the island, we could see both the Bolivian and Peruvian banks of the lake, and in the distance, there was a huge snowy mountain range. Hopefully tomorrow, we'll pass this range on the bus to La Paz.

Here's video of sunset across the lake from the top of the local hill....