Copacabana Travel Blog› entry 7 of 27 › view all entries
Crossed the border into Bolivia
Arrived in Copacabana thinking wow - what an alternative to Puno. Is basically a little seaside resort on the edge of Lake Titicaca. Really nice place to sit and chill...which we did! Walked up to the top of the hill behind the town to see amazing views of the town and lake.
Yesterday we set off for Isle del Sol, an island in the middle of the lake. Instead of getting the boat as most people do we trekked for 4 hours along the side of the lake - totally worth it though, didn´t see one other gringo so saw the real bolivian rural life. At the end of the peninsula got a rowing boat across to the island...our rower was a 70 year old man whom charlie gave a biscuit to half way as we were so worried he wouldnt make it. The island itself was incredible, no cars, lots of donkeys and lots of sun! Stayed overnight which proved interesting as the whole island was partying for some festival - meant only one restaurant was open. The party had insane bolivian music with 3 bands all doing their own thing at the same time! Unfortunately the after party seemed to be at our hostal! Today walked from the south of the island to the north which was such amazing landscape, to get a boat back to copacabana. The boat was the slowest boat in history..we swear they dont realise they could have a bigger engine!!!