01.10.2006 - 02.10.2006 20 °C
The last couple of days were nice as usual. On sunday I took a bus from La Paz to Copacobana at Lake Titicaca. The sky was clear and after spending some time in a sunday morning traffic jam in El Alto, the famous la pazian suburb, the mountains above La Paz showed all their beauty. Snow capped peaks towering more than 6000 meters high above the city is really an amazing thing to see. These mountains stayed with me for the whole trip and you could still see them rising out of the water at Lake Titicaca near Copacobana.
In this little hippies town in Bolivia I had my lunchbreak, before heading to Puno in Peru, also at Lake Titicaca. Copacobana is really nice, it even has its own beach, although less inviting at this altitude than the beach with the same name in Rio de Janeiro. Unfortunately I did not have time to spend some days here, because in less than a week I have to fly home again. That´s why I switched buses in Copacobana and headed for Puno. The main reason to go here, was to see the floating islands of the uros indians. More important than fishing, nowadays tourism is their main income. But actually I didn´t find it too crowded with people and the fact of the floating islands themselves is really unique in the world I guess. So my half day trip up on the lake was really ok and the sun even at een altitude of 3800 meters made it comfortable as well.
Cheers from Peru, Michael.