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Discover Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca was a ‘must-see’ destination on our world tour of 15 countries in 10 months. But we found there is only one way to travel from beautiful Colca Canyon to Lake Titicaca; that’s the roller-coaster road over the volcanic mountains up to 4,910 metres and down into Puna, the elegant city on the banks […] The post Discover Lake Titicaca appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Attractions, Peru, South America, Lake Titicaca, Regions, Going Out, Colca Canyon, Discover Lake Titicaca


this was a good week

This was a good week! Wanna see?• Alex made it through finals week (alleluia), the weather has turned lovely and springlike so we’re having some friends over for a barbecue this weekend, and we have bean sprouts! It’s all good.• Since we’re having a barbecue, I’m thinking of this salad — what do you think?• I guess this horse is a Star Wars fan?• These man-made, floating islands on Peru’s Lake Titicaca are beautiful.• ...
Tags: Photography, Peru, Greenland, Alex, Lola, Lake Titicaca, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Frank Ocean, Emma Haruka Iwao


Best family trips in South America

Perhaps you hadn’t been thinking of South America as a family travel destination. The huge continent is actually a fantastic place to explore with the kids — full of otherworldly landscapes, sand dunes, dinosaur sites, sky-high cable cars, national parks, and super beaches. For parents with an adventurous streak, there’s no better place to bring the family. From Ecuador down to Uruguay, here are some of our favorite places. Ecuador Photo: Stephanie Frias If Ecuador isn’t on your bucket li...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Usa, Colorado, California, US, Los Angeles, Atlantic, Chile, Beverly Hills, Brazil, Argentina, Patagonia, Peru, South America


Oldest Frog Relative from North America Could Fit on Your Pinky Finger

It's possible that during the Triassic period, the crocodile-like phytosaur snapped at a frog-like creature, but missed. It's a good thing it did, because 216 million years later, paleontologists have found the fossils of these tiny creatures, the oldest known frog relative from North America, a new study finds.This frog -- nicknamed the Chinle frog because it was found in the Chinle Formation of northern Arizona -- is a big finding, but the creature itself was small, just over 0.5 inche...
Tags: Science, America, Arizona, Poland, Madagascar, North America, Grand Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Virginia Tech, Pangaea, STOCKER, Chinle, Michelle Stocker, Sterling Nesbitt, Biology Letters Pictures


South America Day 48 Copacabana

Today we are taking a minibus to Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Its only 90 miles but takes 4 hours. Partly because it takes ages to fight our way out through the crazy La Paz traffic and partly because it involves a ferry crossing.Fi
Tags: Travel, La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana


Best Adventures to Machu Picchu: Travel with Adios Adventure

No electricity. No wifi. Definitely no hot water! Best trip ever! Keep reading. It gets better. With a wide variety of adventures, it’s easy to set up trips for travelers of all ages who truly want to explore far-flung destinations in South America. Whether you seek wildlife spotting in the jungle, badass mountainous treks, or easy day hikes with a little hand-holding, we have the insider knowledge to get you on the way to your trip of a lifetime. Who is Adios Adventure Travel? Small tou...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Virginia, US, Sport, Cycling, Peru, South America, Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, Virginia Beach, Cedar Rapids Iowa, Sponsored Content


Our Offbeat Travel List: 11 Destinations You’re Not Considering…But Should

There is certainly no shortage of “Hot Travel Destinations” or “Best Places to Visit in 2019” lists circulating these days. But, we find that most of these lists include many of the usual or well-known travel destinations. As we field questions about our own favorite destinations, most memorable experiences and where we recommend people to travel, we thought we’d add a twist to the traditional travel destination lists and share some unusual, lesser-known or unconventional destinations that might...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, Colombia, Afghanistan, Unesco, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Miami, South America


Best budget destinations in 2019

Around this time of year, “Where to Travel in 2019” stories seem to pop up on your newsfeed about as much as pictures of your friend’s chihuahua dressed up as a reindeer. They’re fun to read, but unless you managed to land that New York Times gig where you get paid to visit 52 locations, visiting even a few places in those stories can put a serious dent in your finances. So what about a “Where to go” list for the cost-savvy? The spots that are going to be big in 2019 but aren’t going to cost ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, India, Africa, Israel, Turkey, Colombia, Budapest, Hungary, Egypt, Macedonia, Brazil, Cambodia, Peru


Lake Titicaca: Underwater museum brings hope to shores

The underwater museum will showcase archaeological sites found at the bottom of Lake Titicaca.
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Underwater museum brings hope to Lake Titicaca

The underwater museum will showcase archaeological sites found at the bottom of Lake Titicaca.
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Day 37 Lake Titicaca Bolivia

Early pickup this morning at 0630 for transfer across the border to Bolivia and then a tour of the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca before traveling to La Paz. Same flat dry land scape that weve seen ever since leaving the Colca Canyon. We stopped just o
Tags: Travel, Bolivia, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca Bolivia


Day 36 Islands of Lake Titicaca

Woke up this morning to a beautiful view of Lake Titicaca which we couldn't see last night. This morning we were picked up at 0700 and Condor Travel rep went with us in a taxi to the port for our tour of the islands of Lake Titicaca. All the boats were ti
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US cities with funny translations

Unfortunate translations are usually the domain of short-sighted marketing campaigns. Who can forget when Chevy tried to market the Nova to Latin America, only to realize no va means “doesn’t go” in Spanish. Or when Pepsi tried to translate its slogan, “Pepsi brings you back to life,” only to discover it was inadvertently promising folks in China that drinking Pepsi would bring their dead ancestors back from the great beyond. Names getting lost in translation is part of the humor and adventur...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Instagram, Montana, China, US, Alabama, America, Humor, Tokyo, Michigan, Chevy, North Carolina, Latin America, Babbel, Lake Titicaca


ADVENTURES IN PERU DAY 7 LAKE TITICACA UROS AMANTANI PERU

Two person taxi choloswere lined up in front of our hotel at 7 AM to pedal 22 of us to the harbor in Puno for our exciting two days on Lake Titicaca at 12500 feet the worlds highest navigable lake. We were deposited at a local lakeside market
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Above The Horizon Earrings

Traveling straight to Peru was never simpler. Inspired by views of the sunrise over Lake Titicaca, jewelry designer Emilie Shapiro crafts each pair of her stunning earrings using a wax model that holds stones in place while molten metal flows in and surrounds them. The result is a seamless marriage of materials: striking blue kyanite and green garnet embedded in waves of 100% recycled, nickel-free brass. Handmade in New York.
Tags: Shopping, Peru, Lake Titicaca, Emilie Shapiro


'The sea is ours': landlocked Bolivia hopes court will reopen path to Pacific

International court to decide if Chile must negotiate granting a sovereign outlet to the sea, 135 years it claimed Bolivia’s coastlineSailors patrol a rigging-clad naval headquarters in La Paz. Public buildings fly an ocean-blue flag. Naval bases from Lake Titicaca to the Amazon are daubed with the motto: “The sea is ours by right. To recover it is a duty.”Throughout landlocked Bolivia, the memory of a coastline lost to Chile in a bloody 19th-century resource conflict is still vivid – as is the ...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Americas, World news, Chile, International court of justice, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Bolivia, Lake Titicaca


Tim Mohr's Playlist for His Book "Burning Down the Haus"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Tim Mohr's Burning Down the Haus is a riveting and important examination of the roots of East German punk rock. The Wall Street Journal wrote of the book: "Original and inspiring ...
Tags: Music, UK, Berlin Wall, Berlin, America, Spain, David, West, Ronald Reagan, Stasi, James Bond, West Africa, South America, Wall Street Journal, Lake Titicaca, Kreuzberg


La Paz to Lake Titicaca

Still in La Paz waiting to meet our new companions for the final leg of our G Adventures trip we decided to head out to El Alto with Tom from the Brazil Bolivia trip a guide. A bus ride and two cable cars later we were in El Alto. We then picked
Tags: Travel, La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Tom, El Alto, Brazil Bolivia


Tupiza

When you think of Bolivia the first thing that comes to mind is Salar de Uyuni salt flats or Lake Titicaca but there is more to Bolivia than you may think. We had no idea that there was a western style landscape sitting in the south of the country and
Tags: Travel, Bolivia, Lake Titicaca, Salar De Uyuni


La Paz

There's something not right about going from the tranquil and scenic Lake Titicaca to a busy smelly and big city of La Paz. It feels that it should have been the other way aroundNonetheless we didn't want to stick around La Paz for more than two night
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Lake Titicaca

Country number 4 Bolivia What better way to enter the country by spending some time at Lake Titicaca the highest navigable lake in the world at 3800 masl that's almost equally split between Peru and Bolivia. We decided that the Peru side would be to
Tags: Travel, Peru, Bolivia, Lake Titicaca


Bolivian chefs are trading colonial cuisine for national pride

For Bolivia's young, ambitious chefs, food such as Amazonian caiman, Altiplano potatoes and Lake Titicaca fish is a source of national pride and delicious dishes.
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Bolivia 1 Sunny Copacabana and The Beautiful Isla del Sol

Bolivia Part 1Copacabana and Isla Del Sol01072018 03072018CopacabanaCopacabana a small pleasant town on the shore of Lake Titicaca 3800m and my first stop in Bolivia.The PeruBolivia borde
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Bolivia Part 1 Sunny Copacabana and The Beautiful Isla del Sol

Bolivia Part 1Copacabana and Isla Del Sol01072018 03072018CopacabanaCopacabana a small pleasant town on the shore of Lake Titicaca 3800m and my first stop in Bolivia.The PeruBolivia borde
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Farewell Peru The Final Stop Lake Titicaca

Farewell Peru The Final StopLake Titicaca29062018 01072018Lake Titicaca apart from having a hilarious name is the highest navigable lake in the World. At an elevation of 3812m it crosses into both Peru and Boli
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A Private Island Luxury Lodge on Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is a special place, the highest big lake you can navigate in the world, shared by Bolivia and Peru, with an interesting native culture on floating island made from reeds. The best way to experience it in all its majesty is at the one private island resort: Isla Suasi Hotel. This upscale property on a Lake Titicaca island has grown steadily over the years after the owner started out with just one room for rent 20 years ago. Isla Suasi now has 23 rooms and a two-bedroom cottage rig...
Tags: Travel, Peru, Bolivia, Lake Titicaca, Awesome View, Travel Life, Luxury Peru, Peru Travel, Top Hotels, Puno, Private Island, Peru hotels, Titilaka, Island Resorts, Private Island Luxury Lodge, Isla Suasi


Bolivia to build museum at bottom of 'sacred lake'

Bolivia is to build an underwater museum in its sacred Lake Titicaca, the culture minister said. The move comes after thousands of priceless artifacts were discovered at the bottom of the abyss. "It will be both a tourist complex and a centre for archeological, geological and biological research, which will make it the only one in the world," culture minister Wilma Alanoca said on Tuesday.
Tags: Science, Bolivia, Lake Titicaca, Wilma Alanoca


Iskapataza Altiplano Cmmunity in Puno

We went to visit Iskapataza Altiplano Community near Lake Titicaca in Puno. We tried their...
Tags: Lake Titicaca, Puno, Iskapataza Altiplano Cmmunity, Iskapataza Altiplano Community


Genetic Analysis Suggests Twin Legends of Inca Origins Are Correct

The Incan Empire ended shortly after Europeans arrived in 1531, but even when the empire fell, some of its aristocrats likely survived. Hundreds of years later, their descendents—and their genes—live on in the Andes Mountains, as do stories about where precisely those nobles came from in the first place. Two such stories exist, one linking the nobles to Lake Titicaca and the other to a mountain called Pacaritambo.
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Puno and Lake Titicaca

Today we began the last full day of touring at Lake Titicaca. This is the highest navigable lake in the world. At over 12000 feet the rarefied air can be taxing. Last night we were in Puno and I went to bed about 1100 PM local time. I have not had any
Tags: Travel, Lake Titicaca, Puno