Copacabana & Isla Del Sol, Bolivia

bolivia all 299Copacabana. Not to be mistaken with the one in Brazil. This one has no song. It’s a small town on the shore of Lake Titicaca; the highest, largest lake in the world.

I spend a quiet afternoon climbing Cerro Calvario hill. After the ugliness of La Paz’s Parque Raul Salmon de la Barre the day before, it’s the peaceful spot that I was looking for. Locals light candles at sunset and stare out over the city. It’s a nice place to think.

Copa is also a launching point for the Isla Del Sol, a pretty big deal if you are into Inca mythology. You can walk from Sun Island in the North to Moon Island in the South, on a 3 hour hike, with some ‘Poco’ hills, I was assured. They were not so small. My new walking friends were Stephanie and Anna from Switzerland, who taught us all about Chocolate making (so Swiss!). Also Niv from Israel ,who taught us all about the Israeli/Palestine conflict, from a real 29 year old’s point of view, and not the stuff you see on BBC News Worldwide. (Not that I watch BBC News, but I didn’t let on.) This sounds all rather high brow – so Anna also taught us all the game of ‘Dark Stories.’ This is basically like the game Mindtrap, with silly insolvable riddles. I told you it was a big hill, we needed distracting. Liz – you would have loved it.

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An.an.tas.in : The Anantasin is the name of a shipwreck just of the coast of the Sensi Parasise, Mae Haad Bay, Koh Tao, Thailand. It’s one of my many favorite places.

Lit.tle: Just because it’s cute.

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