05.04.2011 - 08.04.2011 25 °C
Nope, we're not back on the beach in Brazil, but at a little Bolivian coastal town by Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world. Though the lake is huge...we climbed up a hill one evening to watch the sunset, and you couldn't see the opposite shore. The town itself is pretty small, but the main attraction is Isla del Sol, an island from where the ancient Bolivians used to worship the Sun. We spent a day hiking around the island...the altitude and steep hills made the walk a tough proposition. We spent the night there too...private room with en suite bathroom and amazing views over the lake, for £3 each!! Did I mention how cheap Bolivia is?!
Next stop was Cusco, which meant the end of our fourth country, Bolivia. The change from the 'Westernised' developed countries of Argentina, Brazil and Chile to Bolivia was so stark...so much poverty here, but at the same time so much colour and culture made it a great place to visit. There was so much genuine warmth and interest from the locals...though at the same time they're always looking to make a quick buck out of you!