Sorry I haven’t updated my travels for a while. Two main reasons are that I noticed, South American and especially Bolivian internet connection is definitely not the best. Second cause is that I seriously haven’t had much time to be online or write a new entry.
I’ve been to the incredible Salt Flats of Uyuni, a quirky beautiful city called La Paz where I mountainbiked the most dangerous road in the world (“Death Road”) and even climbed up a 6000 metres mountain (Huyana Potosi).
I am already in Peru at Lake Titicaca – the largest high altitude lake in the world. Sooo much to do here in South America but no worries, I’ll write about my Bolivian experiences as soon as I have enough time AND good wifi!
Anyway, Lake Titicaca is, for sure, way more beautiful and enjoyable than I’ve expected. There is so much to do around the lake. One “secret” destination I wouldn’t miss is going to Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) and stay there for at least one night. I have planned to stay there for one night and ended up staying for three 🙂
I took the boat to the North of the island because I decided to walk to the South (approx. 8km) and take the ferry back to the mainland. Starting point is Copacabana, Bolivia.
Cost of accommodation is around 3 Dollars … However, don’t expect any luxury. The big deal is that you are able to stay with a real local family where you can easier understand how they live. I stayed there with Ean from the US who I’ve just met on the boat to the island.
I used my following two days to relax on the beach. Believe it or not but sometimes travelling literally makes you tired. So I chilled at the beach, watching pigs, cows and donkeys taking sunbaths and swims in the lake and finished my book “Into the Wild” written by Jon Krakauer. On one afternoon we went to the Inca ruins nearby (around one hour walking from the beach) which was worth a visit but not too spectacular to be honest.
On the third day, Ean took the ferry straight back to the main land while I started walking South. I walked as slow as possible to study nature and locals who were living on the island. Maybe my favourite snap I took on Isla del Sol is a picture of a lonely shepherd with his sheep. He probably spent his whole life on the small island, looking after his sheep most of the time.
That had happened just a few hours before I pitched up my tent a bit off the road on my way to the South. Camping on Isla del Sol was another exciting experience. I went to sleep early as it got dark very soon but when I woke up once, I checked the starry sky … Unbelievable!
I’m heading to Cusco today, can’t await to visit Machu Pichhu. More travel stories coming soon! For latest pictures click here 😛