Isla Amantani

Did You Know There Were People Living on Floating Islands? – Island Hopping on Lake Titicaca

What a week! Completely stunned by the beauty of Isla del Sol, we made our way up north back to Peru and the other half of the biggest high altitude lake – Titicaca.

Our base camp was again Puno where we stayed at the hostel Ollanta Inn. The owner is a really kind man that knows a lot about the history of the country and he also gave us some recommendations about what to do with the remainder of our time in Peru.

For Titicaca we definitely wanted to see the populated islands not too far away from the shore. So one brisk morning we joined a tour that took us out to the first stop: The Floating Islands of Uros. Read More »


Sunburned on the Isla del Sol

For all non-Spanish speakers around here: Isla del Sol = Sun island.

Sounds quite inviting, doesn’t it? We didn’t know what would await us on the Isla del Sol, an island located on the Bolivian side of the Titicaca Lake. I only read little about it which made being there even more special. I’ll tell you why in a second!Read More »

Sillustani – Ruins of the Inka

Most of you might have heard of Machu Picchu and the Inka trail and how this lost tribe had lived and sustained themselves in the Andes. As soon as I did some travel preparation and came here I quickly found out that Machu Picchu, Cuzco and the Sacred Valley were only a small percentage of what was still left of the ancient tribe on the continent. Actually in most regions of Peru and Bolivia you can find ruins or excavations of Inka and pre-Inka peoples.Read More »

Busses on a float

On our way from Copacabana to La Paz by bus we got to a point where the conductor told us that we all had to get out. All people left their stuff in, so we followed them not knowing what was going on. Blame on us, as we didn’t take a look at the route before hopping on the bus. We shortly found out that we needed to cross a narrow piece of the lake. Read More »