Monday, 3 August 2009

Copacabana and Isla Del Sol in Bolivia

Copacabana in Bolivia is nestled on the coast of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. It`s a funky little town with some cool things to do. There`s trekking and finding Inca ruins and hanging out in the sunshine and eating trout. The people are friendly and it`s a picturesque place set in a magnificent background.

And indeed the Incas supposedly designated the nearby island of Isla del Sol as the navel and birthplace of the Inca religion. The island has two main centres. In the north are some inca ruins and a gorgeous white sand beach, and in the south the vegetation is more lush and there`s a ball breaking high altitude set of steps to climb, which were originally placed by the Incas. The boat tour for all day is 10 bolivanos ($1.5). It`s also possible to stay on Isla del Sol in the south.

Check out the photo from Copacabana cathedral, which has 2 moorish towers outside, an oily black room full of candles and this gem of a picture of Jesus on the lake with his audience looking surprisingly Bolivian.


Isla Del Sol

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