Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Taquile Isla - Lake Titicaca

 Marleny's grandfather - we signed a book that recorded travellers' comments since 1982.
                                               Marleny - our guide on Amantani
 On to Taquile Isla - we were dropped off and had to walk up to the Plaza de Armas
                                             So blue the water today - Gorgeous
                                                         The entrance to the square
Taquileños run their society based on community collectivism and on the Inca moral code ama sua, ama llulla, ama qhilla, (Quechua for "do not steal, do not lie, do not be lazy"). The island is divided into six sectors or suyus for crop rotation purposes. The economy is based on fishingterraced farming horticulture based on potato cultivation, and tourist-generated income from the approximately 40,000 tourists who visit each year.
                                                  Linda and Diane plus a ring in

                                                         The view without us
                                            And Jordan - the last of the quartet
                    What were they doing? They look like they are sitting on the roof!!!
                        Time to milk the cow. Everyone here wears traditional clothes.
        So we had lunch and then walked across the island to join our boat as you do.
                                                          The Blue is So Stunning

                                                 It was a long steep way down.

Sailing away. How magical was this weekend.

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