A Floating Existence

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uros floating islands peru bolivia lake titicaca

The Uros people moved their village from the land and onto Lake Titicaca in order to escape from the aggressive expansion of the Incas. The floating islands range in size and some house as many as ten families. The islands themselves are built from local totora reeds and are anchored with ropes to the bottom of the lake. Tourists can visit the islands for a taste of the traditional lifestyle (and the opportunity to know what it’s like to walk on a giant waterbed).

Where: Islas Uros, Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia

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