Cayaking Lake Titicaca
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
This night, we slept with all our clothes on - about five layers - until the donkey woke us up at 4:20 am. After a yummy pancake breakfast (and some more coca tea) we hiked down the hill back to the harbor.
Our hosts helped us again by carrying our luaggage.
From the water, Amantani Islands looks like a giant frog.
Funny, because we were dying to see the real monster who lives in the depths of Lake Titicaca, Telmatobius culeus or the Giant Titicaca Water Frog, a 50 cm (20 in) long specimen first described by Jacques Cousteau in the 1970ies.
After about 40 min by boat, we reached another island and prepared for our next adventure...
Alexandra and Mira
Gisela and Sophia
Back in Puno, the hustle and bustle of the city was a stark contrast to the silent life on the lake.
After lunch in the local restaurant Tulipan where Heiko ordered Alpaca steak with Coca sauce (a bit bitter, and reminding him of goat meat), we had a few hours off before heading out again for a spectacular dinner at “Balcones de Puno”.
Again, dinner was accompanied by a traditional dances performed in colorful and elaborate costumes.