Viewing Post for: Inca Trail 2015

Date: Thursday, August 20
Location: Amaniti Island. Lake Titicaca

The picture is our group on a local reed boat. It is rowed by two people. Some of us took a turn rowing. We stopped at a floating island and met with the woman who was the president of the island. She was a riot explaining the life on the island. We were lucky to be part of 20 people in netting fish. The boats circled the area and slowly by throwing the oars deep in the water scared the fish into the net. Every thing is made of reeds, the houses, the boats, the mats. You can even eat the reeds which we did.

Next it was onto a beautiful island in the middle of the lake. Maybe 1000 people live there spread out in small houses. We split into 2 ' s to go to our host families. Here we ate local quinoa soup and a wild mint tea. In the afternoon we climbed to a previous Inca temple at the top of the island. Wonderful sunset.

The highlight may have been though when our families dressed us up in local colorful clothing (pic tomorrow) and we met in a community center to twirl and whirl and dance.

Dark comes early since the only electric is solar. The stars and moon over the lake, spectacular!

Messages for this post

For: TJ

TGIF! This has been an amazing adventure to hear about all of the experiences you've had over the past two weeks. On that note, I'm so happy you did it, but this is the longest trip ever, ready for you to come home! Haha!! See you in one week, talk to you tonight!! Love and miss you!

Amanda - 8/21/2015

For: Soha and Beej

Wow! Such an amazing experience... Take me with you next is good here, winding down summer.. Enjoying my break.. I go back to work 10/01.. Safe travels! Love from all of us here

Vini - 8/21/2015

For: Soha & Beej

Sounds like you've had an amazing trip. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures, the culture the people. Enjoy rest of your trip and safe travels back.

Mitel - 8/21/2015

For: Soha & Beej

Sounds amazing! Can't wait to hear about the people you've met and the local culture you've experienced, what an unbelievable trip! Miss you both, talk soon!

Ruchi - 8/21/2015

For: Soha beej

Nice experience. Was it scary . I am doing fine nothing new can not wait to see u on Sunday love u both mom

Mom - 8/20/2015

For: Beej and Soha

Hi how r u. I am doing fine me and Bhabhi spend afternoon visiting AA and Meera. Had fun. Weather is nice I am ready to see your pics and hear all stories. Hope everyone in the group is healthy and rested . No need to rush to daily grind ....

Alka - 8/20/2015

For: Tor and TJ

Good evening!It is about 8:15pm here and I am hoping you are settled in on your new island adventure.I am in awe of all you have done and seen, and wonder how you will even be able to share it all with us.It seems that your travels have taken you to a whole new world that is ancient.Tor, I am wondeing if you have joined in on the dancing?I hope you have,maybe you can share some of your new moves with the kids at the gym:)Be safe,have fun,we miss you!!!Love for always, Sharon and Forever Jacquie

Sharon/mom - 8/20/2015

For: Beej and Soha

All well here. Seems you are having all kinds of experiences in just 2 weeks. What a wonderful trip planning by Rick and PPS. Enjoy remaining days of trip and start dreaming of next one.....

Mayank - 8/20/2015

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