I cannot believe we have departed from Peru and are now in Bolivia. The bus ride over the border was a beautiful ride that stretched along Lake Titicaca. As Americans we had to apply for a visa at the border and all went down without a hitch. Phew! We decided before settling in the capital of Bolivia, La Paz, that we would stop off in Copacabana as we had heard the views on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca were worth the trip. Boy were they right! Copacabana is a charming beach town that had a bit of a hippie flair to it. You can see from the picture above the view from our hotel which couldn’t be beat! Not to mention the prices have dramatically decreased which after Macchu Picchu is a welcomed change. We took a two hour boat ride to Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) and hiked from the north end of the island to the south end of the island. It took about three hours and we packed a lunch. There were stunning views in all directions and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Keith described it as a “death march” as it was long stretches of hot, dry trails going up but I still say it was worth it! Glad we took the time to stop here and enjoy the beautiful lake views. At times it looked like an ocean. Now we go to La Paz, where we have decided to rent an apartment. Until next time……..