Arequipa to TiticacaOctober 20, 2019 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C
From the clean, spanish looking, colonial town of Arequipa ,we conquer a last time the Peruvian Andes to the almost 4000m high Titicaca lake. This time a year the lake is about 3m lower then in January/February when the rains come. We spent 2days on a farm and hike the fields that will be underwater then.
The famous floating islands on the lake are definitely worth a trip,and we enjoy the hospitality of a family that explains the traditional island living. The 3m thick islands are made of reeds and every 15 days new ones need to be added to the top to keep them swimming. People used to fish and collect eggs and also eat the inside of the reeds. Today they live still on the islands but live from the tourist boats coming to visit.Read more