At the (other) Copacabana. And the Isla Del Sol
No, I’m not in Brazil. Yet. I’m here in the delightful little town of Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca, in Bolivia around 8-10 km from the Peruvian border. I’ve had three days of sunshine, and a great chance to relax a little. Why, today I even slept in!
There’s not an awful lot to do here, which is certainly no bad thing at all. I’m at a lovely guesthouse for $19 US a night called Hostal La Cupula, with a couple of gardens, a kitchen, comfy rooms, great hot showers and a pretty decent restaurant. Much needed sort of respite, although tomorrow I head to the capital La Paz, probably just for a short one night stop.
Yesterday, well, it wasn’t a rest. I took a boat out to the Isla Del Sol where there are a few villages and a few Inkan ruins (yes, there are plenty in South America), and a hiking track that I guess in total is around 9km.
The island has a few peaks, so there’s a few hills at altitude – it gets up to around 4100 metres. So I certainly felt it. The ruins themselves were small, but I guess rather attractive in their own way. The total hike took a little over four hours and was very rarely flat. It turned out to be quite a challenge for me, however I do feel that I managed better than with other hikes earlier on this trip.