Peru TravelBlog 08 Index

2.4.08 The Uros Floating Islands on Lake Titicaca

Traveling out to the floating islands by speed boat

The reeds upon which are built the floating islands

Homes of the Uros

Some families have a solar panel for tv, radio and lights

Cooking means

Second part of the tour was on this fancy reed boat

A reed boat, once common, now more rare

More homes

The reeds are built up to 3 meters and are constantly being added to as they deteriorate gradually

Who would have thought you could find a telephone booth on a floating island?

Potato garden on the floating island