The Floating Islands and Lake Titicaca, Peru.
It was a two-day, one-night trip to the floating islands of Uros and the islands of Amantani and Taquile on Lake Titicaca in Peru.
First, we visited Uros, the floating islands. It’s a strange little area of home-made islands built on compounds of mud and sticks and with every step you’d feel like you were sinking. It’s become quite a tourist destination and the small island has women selling homemade wares and sending you off by singing, “row row row your boat.”
And then it was off to Amantani, an island three-hours away. There, I had a homestay with a local woman, ate all potatoes you could imagine, hiked up a hill.
That night, I was meant to go to a fiesta, to dress up in traditional garb, dance. It was actually a part of the tour I was looking forward to. But, between a headache and nausea brought on my the altitude, and a rain storm, I ended up falling asleep at 7pm and not wanting to move.
The next morning, feeling slightly better, we hiked around Taquile for a few hours, another island, before returning to Puno.