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2019 June: Bolivia Lake Titicaca

Back in La Paz, we visited Copacabana on Lake Titicaca the next day. The lake is the largest freshwater lake in South America and at an altitude of approximately 3800 m above sea level. It is also one of the highest lakes in the world.

The lake belongs in its 2/3 to the Peruvian side and in its 1/3 to the Bolivian territory. Personally I liked the Bolivian side more because of the small number of tourists. We were lucky enough to expect some public festivities in the town of Copacabana and also in other places we passed by. In Bolivia there are a lot of celebrations, both national and local events, parades with traditional clothes and festivities that we met very often on our way.

On the second day we chartered a boat to the scenically unique islands - Sun Island (Isla del Sol) and Moon Island (Isla de la Luna). The altitude of 3800 m was noticeable with the constant up and down while exploring the islands.