23 Apr10 Floating Islands

Posted in Art, Culture, Landmarks, Travel Tips from Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca by

The “Floating Islands” of Lake Titicaca sound more like a level in Super Mario 3 than a place that actually exists. I can assure you, however, that these islands do exist and are not inhabited by goombas and koopas, but rather pleasant Uro men and women who are quick to welcome you into their homes. […] (Read More)

20 Apr10 Island in the Sun

Posted in History and Politics, Landmarks, Nature, Travel from Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia by Calina

Lake Titicaca straddles Bolivia and Peru and is the highest navigable lake in the world (with the funniest name). The largest island on the lake, Isla del Sol, is considered by ancient Incas and modern-day Quechuans and Aymarans, to be the birthplace of the first Incans. It is said that the sun god descended from the […] (Read More)