After many days of not sleeping warmly.. and not showering.. and bruised ankles..., we took a trip to paradise.. Lake Titicaca, the land of Uros- the floating islands. These man-made islands were constructed of local reeds. They use these reeds to build their homes, land, and transportation! We also stayed on Taquile Island, where there is no electricity. We stayed with local families and even got to visit a part of town that had never seen tourists before. It was a festival with a live band, live bull-fighting (they don't kill them in peru) and many, many beers. The locals were so thrilled that Americans had visited (showing a good sign for tourism/economy), they were thanking us at every turn.
We spent 2.5 weeks in Peru, here are some highlights: