Titicaca Lake

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake and quite impressive with its size and high altitude (3800m). It’s also a very pretty sight with its dark blue water, surrounded by yellow hills and far away, glimpses of Andean peaks. Puno on the other hand was rather ugly. Though very busy. On day one we could only get there in the evening as the transport companies were on strike. On day two we walked into a major earthquake simulation. And later a big parade by the local school kids blocked our access to taxis. We did the classic tours with a boat tour to the floating islands of Uros. Here, people (used to) live on islands fully made from reeds, including their houses and boats. We also visited Taquile Island and the pre-Inca burial towers in Sillustani. But our highlight remained breakfast at our hotel, watching wild guinea pigs feeding on grassy patches in the hotel garden.