When I was interning in Lima, Peru a few years back, I was elated at the prospect of taking weekend trips to see more of Peru. Having visited, Cuzco and Machu Picchu one year prior, I looked to smaller Peruvian cities to experience more of what Peru had to offer. I had received many recommendations regarding Puno and specifically, Lake Titicaca, and so, off I went!
I arranged for a boat tour to see the famous islands of the lake along with the Uros who are known for perpetually weaving their own floating islands on the lake.
We were transported in a two story straw boat that was culturally designed to reflect the style of boats that the Uros are known for. There are several boats such as this traveling to the various floating islands in the lake which create…
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