Nature, village life and indigenous families: Visiting the Titicaca lake on your own account

The Titicaca lake is the highest shippable lake in the world inhabited by indigenous communities who live a peaceful life after their ancient traditions. It is, therefore, one of the most visited tourist places of Peru and hundreds of local agencies offer tours to the picturesque islands. If you want to avoid being scammed, escape the tourist masses and support directly the local families, you should definitely visit the islands on your own account. In the following article we will tell you how:

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How To … Arequipa

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Sunset on Chachani from IntiHouse roof, October 2017 / Betsy Allman

 

Buy Chapstick!!! Buy sunscreen!! Always put on sunscreen. Wear sneakers. Wear sunglasses. Buy mangos. Eat with pancakes, oatmeal, smoothies, quinoa. Haggle with taxi drivers. Haggle with market vendors. Haggle with pharmacist. Lose to pharmacist. Plant cactus. Enjoy cactus. Think about Spanish. Learn past perfect. Get used to traffic. Take combi. Wash socks. Text family. Sit in sun. Drink coffee. Look at mountains. Look at mountains!! Look at sun on mountains. Look at sun setting on mountains. Look at pink purple blue orange clouds behind mountains. Feel tiny. Feel existential. Feel independent. Feel past present future. Feel possibilities.