Our planning toward Bolivia was way more extensive than just one stop. Unfortunately, South America is quite well-know for political instability and we were caught in the biggest Bolivian crisis since 2003..
Started by October 2019 elections, got really worse the 10th of November while we were travelling from Peru’ to Bolivia. We crossed the border the 11th morning and we left, cancelling flights and buses 30 hours later, the 12th, back to Peru’. Till today (24/11/19) the situation hasn’t completely recovered.
So, here there are few shots of our short stay in this touristic city called Copacabana at the border with Peru’, famous for being the Bolivian shore of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake.
Situated at 3841 mt. asl, Copacabana is known as a base for exploring Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna, islands with sacred Incan archaeological sites.
The boat ride costs around 10 USD return and takes around 1h45mins one way to Isla del Sol, which is really worth it, not only for the archaeological buildings, but also because it’s a wonderful hike at 3900 metres in a surreal place. Would you ever think you are so high in the sky by looking at these pics?
Well, as usual, Alpacas are all over the place.
From Isla del Sol, if you are lucky enough, you can also spot the snow capped Andean peaks of Cordillera Real that are all around.
Bolivia was unfortunately too quick, but in these 30 hours it has shown its great potential. We’ll be back, still dreaming of the Salar de Uyuni, golpe or not golpe.
Now back to Peru’!