There are actually no trees but we needed the rhyme!
Spending two days on this exquisite Lake Titicaca is a glimpse into the past pre Incan times.
We took a tour, yes! another organised tour, of about 40 people… and Gordon survived yet again… Is it becoming a habit?
The first day we boarded a small chugalug boat and popped in to see the Uros families who actually live on these floating reed islands.
These are manmade really truly floating islands built by the locals to hide from the Incas. Spending your whole life walking on spongy reeds would definitely be a weird experience.
The Uros welcome visitors and encouraged us to look into their reed huts and capture images of their lives.
They even dressed us in their costumes… yes I know its a very tourist thing, but we did stop at buying some reed real estate… and it was actually quite fun… probably a laugh for them as well… seeing gringos donning their garb. I felt a bit like a before shot for weight watchers or Jenny Craig!!!
After our short snack on a reed… tasted a bit like celery… we took a short reed ferry ride to another reed island… and yep we did pay the reed ferry man!
The second reed island hosted a whole reed infrastructure… including a reed post office, reed passport stamping station, reed school, reed shops and a reed restaurant. We bought some reed designed mats from some reed ladies to top off a reeding day.
Lake Titicaca is HUGE! It is the worlds highest lake, is up to 284 m deep and covers over 8500 square km.
Hope you make it here one reeding day!