Isla del Sol - Day 1 - Who'd of thought the island of the sun would be sunny!

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The main street of Copacabana, bit of a hippy feel to it

It was an early morning wake up in Puno (about 6 a.m.) and after at a quick brekkie in the hostel I met an English speaking Mexican doctor that was going on the same bus as eme.  Having someone who could translate for me heading to the same border crossing can't be a bad thing so I made sure I was near him at the border :)

We arrived at Copacabana at about 12 (note the 1 hour time difference).  Bought a ferry ticket to Isla Del Sol for 10 bolivianos then chowed down a quick pizza lunch.  I used my pre-ferry time to change my remaining Peruvian sols to Bolivianos and bought a bus ticket for the following day to La Paz.  I wouldn't rely on Copacabana for ATMs too much since there weren't any at the time!

It's about a 2 hour ferry fide out to the island, the a BIG hike uphill, you have the option of paying kids to carry your bag but I felt bad.  In hindsight, it's probably one of the few ways for them to make money, live and learn. 

By chance I ran in to George & Nadia from my Huaraz trek so we met up for dinner.  There was a late night stumble home since I didn't take a torch out to dinner with Nadia & George, and there simply isn't much light at all.  Great for star-gazing, not so good for walking on rocky roads :)

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The main street of Copacabana, bit…
The main street of Copacabana, bi…
Down on the beach to catch the fer…
Down on the beach to catch the fe…
Over on Isla del Sol now, the ferr…
Over on Isla del Sol now, the fer…
No one mentioned that the hill on …
No one mentioned that the hill on…
Some good views once you drag your…
Some good views once you drag you…
And quite a rural, village feel to…
And quite a rural, village feel t…
Views from hostel Puerta Del Sol
Views from hostel Puerta Del Sol
Watching the sunset with Nadia and…
Watching the sunset with Nadia an…
Almost set now
Almost set now
Now to get out of the cold and fin…
Now to get out of the cold and fi…
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photo by: Paulovic