You made it to Lake Titicaca, great. Once you visited Taquile Island, another must to see are the floating islands. I have been to Uros Island, but before you actually go I recommend to have some local lunch. Since I was on a gadvanture trip, we were lucky to be invited at a family’s place who cooked just for us.
The entree was a home baked bread which you can see in the bowl on the top of the photo, together with a tomato and chilli salsa, followed by a yummi quinoa soup and as main a fresh trout from Lake Titicaca. It can’t be any better than that.
The family who cooked for us were dressed up in traditional clothes and very friendly. The Peruvian cuisine is seriously the best I know. It uses lots of fresh produce, vegetables and the super seed ‘quinoa’. If you love eating healthy like me, you will be in paradise.
The little cheeky boy was playing hiding with us. What a cutie.
…the little boy with his grandpa. A traditional Peruvian family living in simple conditions and seem to be the most happiest people you can imagine.
Once you have a happy tummy, go and visit one of the floating islands. I have never seen something like this before and couldn’t imagine you can live like this. As you can see on the photo, a storm was approaching.
Once you arrive at this little island you will be welcomed by singing locals in their colourful traditional clothes:
A little girl was happily jumping around, being very excited about the visitors:
…a bit curious too:
…now being exhausted after running around:
The locals selling their handcrafted art:
Lake Titicaca was the last place in Peru before I travelled further to Patagonia. I fell in love with Peru, the friendly people who live happily in their simplicity. The Peruvian cuisine is one of the best I know, it has an influence of the asian cuisine but uses the Peruvian natural ingredients.
I definitely will come back to Peru. I am currently thinking of doing some volunteer work in Cusco in the next year. If anybody of you had some great experiences to share, I would be more than happy to hear about it. Please feel free to comment.
More travel stories from Patagonia will follow soon. Stay tuned.
Have a lovely day.