South America


10 Best Photos from Copacabana

1 The Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana 2 Wishes to Virgen de Copacabana 3 Copacabana Market 4 Meat market 5 Cereals represent the main staple of the Bolivian food diet 6 The Incas influence 7 Offers to Our Lady of Copacabana 8 The most friendly people I met in Bolivia 9 A group of ladies going to English School They were happy to tell me a lot of myths and legends from Lake Titicaca 10 About to board a boat to Isla del Sol   Inspired? Pin it for later!
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BoliviaIsla del Sol

Isla del Sol: The God’s creation

Isla del Sol is an island in the southern part of Lake Titicaca and it is a place of peace and mysticism. Before my plans to travel to South America even started I had great curiosity to visit Lake Titicaca and the ruins from the Inca Empire in Isla del Sol, that they say, was the place were humanity started. The only way to get to the island is by boat, so from Copacabana we went on a day tour to Isla del Sol. The boat took about 2 hours and it was an easy ride, the waters in Lake
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The myths and mysteries of Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake and creates a border between Bolivia and Peru. Situated at 3,812 metres (12,507 feet) above sea level was the location of the Tiwanaku civilization that lived there as early as 1500 BC  before the Incas. I visited the lake as part of a day tour leaving from Copacabana by boat to Isla del Sol.  Our tour guide had great passion in telling us about the myths and mysteries of Lake Titicaca and I became fascinated! Throughout the day I got to learn why the lake is seen as sacred still today by the Bolivian
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BoliviaLa Paz

My first time at 3,650m altitude – La Paz

I was curious to visit La Paz because of the high altitude and culture. At 3,650m above sea level, La Paz is unofficially the highest capital city (the real capital in Bolivia is Sucre) in the world and I must say that, in the first few hours, I struggled. As soon as I arrived to the airport I could already feel it, my breathing was getting harder by the minute and walking fast became a very hard task. Viewpoint – ‘Mirador’ Looking at La Paz from above Prepare yourself to enter in a country full of myths and stories from
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BoliviaLa Paz

Coca leaf: Does it really help with altitude sickness?

Coca leaf is prohibited in Europe because of its association with cocaine. But coca leaves have a content so low of the psychoactive alkaloids present in cocaine, that it is ridiculous to think that it would make you high just by chewing it. Coca leaf They have been cultivated since at least the Inca Empire and are used for a variety of medical and religious purposes in Bolivia. You can easily find a shop that sells it while strolling around La Paz. Does it really help with altitude sickness? Not sure! To try the coca leaf you need to chew
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