Lake Titicaca Journals

Where the Sea meets the Sky

A September 2005 trip to Lake Titicaca by WitlessWanderer

Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) Photo, Copacabana, Bolivia More Photos
Quote: At Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, life moves just that little bit slower.

Residential Sorata

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Hotel

Drawing Room Photo, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
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I was originally going to stay at Landhaus Copacabana in Sorata. However, when I arrived I discovered that the place had been burnt to the ground and the owner hounded out of town. Off to somewhere else then... I was directed towards Residential Sorata, at the far corner of the square from Pete´s Place. And what a crazy place. It´s a huge rambling structure in the colonial style, chock full of character. As well as the accomodation, which is basic but fine, there are a number of huge general reception rooms from times gone by. It was like Satis House from "Great Expectations" without the cobwebs. Apparently, it was a staging house f...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 1, 2005

Pete's Place

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Restaurant

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Hidden away on the corner of the main square in Sorata is the business of an Englishman abroad. Pete, an English teacher from London, came to Bolivia 4 years ago and set up his restaurent. Clearly all his learning was employed when choosing the name. The food is primarily vegetarian, although there are some meat dishes. Particularly good value is the 17 Boliviano (US$2) set meal, which is always vegetarian. It´s been tough times in Sorata with political disturbances and blockades keeping the tourists away. Pete claims he has only been able to open for 9 of the last 24 months. This has allowed him time to write his book on Bolivian history. If there´s anything you wa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 25, 2005

Pete's Place
Main Square
Lake Titicaca , Bolivia

Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun)

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Attraction | "Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol"

Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) Photo, Copacabana, Bolivia
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Go, go, go! It´s gorgeous! Well, it is. Isla del Sol ("Island of the Sun") is the largest island in the Bolivian part of Lake Titicaca. Leave the overpriced, dirty zoo that is the Peruvian side and come to this cheap, clean haven of tranquility. Supposedly, the island is where the founders of the Inca dynasty, Manco Capac and his sister (strong start!), sprang from. There’s a stone to mark the spot and a low-quality Inca ruin in the south. Both are a waste of time and money. The main things to enjoy about Isla del Sol are the scenery and serenity. I watched the sun go down over the edge of the island sitting on a hill, and the only things I could hear were a goat bleating...Read More

Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun)
Southern Part of Lake Titicaca
Copacabana, Bolivia