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  • 1. Lake Titicaca The Uros , Tequile island 2003
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    • The floating islands of the Uros Indians . We took a motor boat ride from Puno out to the floating islands situated amongst the reed beds in the shallow waters of Lake Titicaca .
  • 3. Lake Titicaca - leaving the hotel on our way to the Uros
  • 4. We are sailing on the lake
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  • 6. The island of the Uros
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    • These islands are really interesting; they are made strictly out of reeds, all bundled together, tied and anchored to the bottom of the lake . Because the reeds are biodegradable, they have to add new reeds on the surface every month . It sure was interesting to walk around; it's like walking on a cushion, because everything is floating .
  • 8. My niece
  • 9. Walking on the island is sort of like walking on a waterbed.  
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  • 11. The people of the islands use the totora reed for everything . The island is built of it, their houses and boats are made with it, they cook with it and even eat it . .
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  • 14. They have to be very careful not to fall through the holes in the “island” .
  • 15. The school
  • 16. The church
  • 17. short break A
  • 18. Cooking outside
  • 19. Making flour
  • 20. The boat is also made of ... reed
  • 21. We are tr ying the boat
  • 22. On our way to Tequila island
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    • The island is narrow at about 1 Km . wide and 6 to 7 Km . long . The visit is exhausting because of the climb to get to the village and then the 533 steps on the stone stairway down to get to the boat , and because of the altitude ( 13,000 ft above sea level ).
  • 24. This sign is at the top of the island .
  • 25. Back to the boat
  • 26. I can see our boat ! What a relief !
  • 27. Late afternoon on Lake Titikaka.We are on our way back to the hotel.
  • 28. Beautiful sun rise on Lake Titicaca
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    • Photographed & presented by:
    • Noemi M
    • 2006