Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca, Peru. This is a natural island with another entirely different culture and set of rules. The men knit skirts and shawls for their wives and the women make jackets, belts and bags for the husbands. There are very strict rules and customs eg. about clothing, no crime, no laziness, no lying, no divorce. You used to only be able to marry someone from the islands but this has now changed for obvious reasons 😂 If you fancy someone, you dazzle them with your mirror or throw a stone at them. Might try that... 😜
Hard to love this touristy little town after all that's happened, but can't argue with the views after a steep little climb exacerbated by the altitude.
Lake Titicaca, which Copacabana lies alongside, is listed at the highest navigable lake in the world, whatever that means!
🌅 LAKE TITICACA 🌅
Incan creation legends say that here at the worlds highest navigatable lake, the first god Viracocha emerged. Here in the middle of the world, Viracocha created Inti (the Sun), Mama Killi (the Moon), all the stars in the sky and finally man. Incas believed that Lake Titicaca is the origin of all life, and therefore upon their death, their spirits will return to this lake. 🌅 Our sunset over this incredible lake 🌅
Our family have moved homes again! What do you think of our new floating reed home on @laketiticacaperu ?😃😃 Here’s some stats on our new island home:
🌱 Our island is ALL man made & solely made of water reeds & roots! 😳
🏖 Yes, definetly floating - nothing underneath us!
🌊 The lake is 275m deep 😳
🙃 It’s like walking on a... GIGANTIC TRAMPOLINE!
⚠️ We are at 3,800m above you! (3,800m above sea level!!)
💁🏻♀️The locals have lived like this for 💯 of years
🌖 Apparently the stars at night are out of this world!! 🤞
And yes we have a beautiful room and own bathroom! 😉
Want to join us for island life?? 👏👏 #childhoodunplugged#familyholidays#peru#southamerica#seetheworld#see#explore#exploretheworld