Copacabana Travel Blog› entry 45 of 58 › view all entries
In keeping with the high altitude theme, our next stop was Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake at 3820m above sea level. From Copacabana it takes an hour or two to get to the Isla del Sol, which in Inca legend is the birthplace of the sun, and where the first Incas mysteriously appeared.
Copacabana itself is a pilgrimage site because of a slew of miracles that occurred in the 16th century. This shows itself most obviously in the decorating of vehicles, following which their engines are blessed. Steve bought a miniature suitcase of money, although failed to get it blessed, and so predictably has yet to find a tidy sum in his bank account (although there was en email from a chap from Nigeria who will wire us $80,000,000 if we get in touch..)
Even though Copacabana has nothing to do with the New York night club from the Barry Manilow number, this didn't stop us singing it repeatedly throughout our stay, and a good few days after (at least until we got to the jungle, where it was replaced with 'Jungle Boogie').