Uros Islands and Sillustani Cemetery Tour
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Woke up to pouring rain this morning, but it cleared by the time we left Amantani Island and our host family en route for the Uros Islands. The trip took about 3 hours, and it was a very wierd sensation stepping onto the reeds and feeling the squishy feeling underfoot. We were given an explanation of how the islands are created, and tasted some of the local bread. The cooking fires are lit directly on top of the reeds, but the fire hazard is low because of the lack of oxygen. Walked around the small huts to see how they are made, and then had the obligatory tourist products thrust at us. We then took a reed canoe for a 20 minute tour around the island and back to our boat, where a delicious lunch of salad and ham rolls was waiting for us.
got back to the hotel at about 1pm and almost straight away left for our tour of the Sillusatani funerary tower site.