Yesterday afternoon we returned to Puno after an incredibly well photo-documented overnight on the island of Taquile in Lake Titicaca.
En route to the island, our boat stopped off at one of the amazing, floating Uros Islands, all of which are man-made from tortora reed. Inhabitants lay down a new layer of reeds every 15 days.
Rives and Molly, (our friend from Colombia who we met trekking in the Colca Canyon), chowing down on some tortora reed.
After a 3 hours boat ride, we arrived at Taquile Island.
The vegetarian option was less appealing... omelette with french fries. Peruvians manage to work fries in to every single meal!
Sebastian, our friend from Berlin, showing one of our new little friends how to work a digital camera.
All of the boys and men on the island wear these funny hats. If a man is married, his hat is all red. The red and white caps worn by these lads signify that they are swingin' single.
The kids schooled us in soccer...
...though we blame the altitude (12,507 feet).
Molly and Rives swimming in the frigid Lake Titicaca.
Best seats in the house for the boat ride back to Puno. What a trip!