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Copacabana

Copacabana. The name brings to mind balmy nights, pisco sours, and long afternoons stretched out on the beach while people play drums on the sand. It’s almost just like that in real life. Except colder. At least in winter.

On our second day in Bolivia we traveled five hours by tourist bus from La Paz to Copacabana, a beautiful little beach town on the shore of Lake Titicaca. The plan was to trek six hours to Yampupata where we would catch a ferry to Isla del Sol, then trek another however many hours until we found a campsite for the night. It didn’t work out that way, but it ended up being perfect. I described the day in detail in this post, written once we had returned to La Paz, so I’ll let our photos fill in the blanks.

llamas

Are they llamas or alpacas? Your guess is as good as mine.

important dude

I don’t speak Spanish, so I couldn’t read the plaque underneath, but I’m guessing this dude is super important.

coca mate

Dos tazas de mate de coca y una taza de café con leche. Además, de la coca no es una droga.

at lunch

Those smiles are because they know lunch is coming. (And also because of the coca tea.) (De la coca no es una droga!)

tourista

main drag

shops

wc bano

side street

tienda

ferry ride

I tip my hat to you, Copacabana. Hasta luego! Vamos a la sagrada Isla del Sol.

L.A. to Mexico City to Tapachula…

…to Lima to Santa Cruz to La Paz

La Paz = Love

Cementario del Distrito


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