Lake Titicaca

My visit to Lake Titicaca was plagued with health problems due to the altitude of the lake (see the account here) and the main city, Puno. As a result, Puno was primarily a place where I received medical attention. My lone venture was to take a tour of the lake, some photos of which lay below.

The Isla Uros, the Floating Islands are made of lashed mats of reeds.

The City of Puno from the Lake. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

A young girl of the Uros. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

On one of the floating islands. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

As well as the islands, the villagers of the Isla Uros also make reed boats. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

Isla Taquile, one of the islands of Lake Titicaca, where life still reflects a much quieter time.

The path up the side of Isla Taquile just goes on and up. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

The men of Isla Taquille are famous for their knitting. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

Vista on Isla Taquile. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

The path to the top of Isla Taquile. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

The women of Taquile are known for their weaving. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

Boats at harbor at the Isla Taquile. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

A fishing boat takes wing on the lake. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson