Address: 27 miles (45 km) east of Puno. The boat ride from Puno Wharf took about 2.5 hours. From the wharf in the island, there is a 15-minute walk up to the center of the town. Because it’s an uphill walk, it may be challenging to some people. But the rest of the walk to the other part of the island is relatively flat.

This is such a gorgeous lake. Yes, it is a lake! I mean fresh water, not sea water. Es dificil creer lo grande que es este lago. Actually, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America. I took this picture while I was in Isla de Taquile in the middle of Lake Titicaca. I loved the trip on the boat from Puno; I saw a lot of great sceneries. What was tough was getting to the wharf. There was a transportation huelga; there was no public transportation available. All I could do was walk from my hotel to where the boats were docked. And because I knew the boat would leave Puno on time, I ran as fast as I could with my camera bag. But it was all worth it, as you can tell from the pictures I took. The view was great; the food was awesome; the people were nice. I did struggle a bit listening to the local people speaking in Quechua, as this is the language Taquileños speak. (Living in the island in the middle of Lake Titicaca, separated from mainstream Peruvian life, probably is the reason why to this day they speak the language used during the time the Inca ruled the region.) But because Taquileños also understand Spanish, I was able to do what I had planned to do. I truly had a marvelous time.

Guess what this picture is? Is that an ocean? Is that the bow of a ship? No and no. This is fresh water. And it is definitely not a ship but a place to view Lake Titicaca.

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