A travel blog of a journey that I started in 2010 and I don't know when it will end ...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Copacabana and Isla del Sol

Copacabana ...
Fish! Trout for dinner at the sea front and sunset on the Lake Titicaca for the background. I found a very affordable and decent accommodation.


In the morning I go by boat to Isla del Sol. I left almost three-quarters of the backpack at the hostel. I feel light.

The Boat takes me to the north part of the island.
After choosing accommodation, I visit the Inca remains.


Walk, rest, observe, and when it is time to eat ... fish again

For dinner I meet a Brazilian and a family from La Paz. One of the women of the family tells us that the next morning at 4 am there is a ceremony due to the winter solstice. Theoretically two days left for the solstice, but ...

I don’t get up at 4 ... I keep sleeping for a wile ...

After breakfast, I walk from the north to the south of the island. The path has wonderful views. In the south part I find a very good accommodation. Bit more rest and I visit the Temple of the Sun, and when it's the time, I watch the sunset.

The next morning I wake up at 4 AM ... And I go walking to the lighthouse, where there is a welcoming ceremony for the return of the sun (Willkakuti in Aymara). June 21, coinciding with the winter solstice and the new agricultural cycle, is held in Aymara new calendar (5919 years).
Very cool, I have to say ... The celebration begins with a fire and a parliament of the shaman's largest in the village and people making offerings to Pacha Mama. They are warming up the machine to receive the sun.

Later you see a group of people dancing to the sound of an orchestra accompanying a llama all decorated.
The time of sunrise is coming and people are prepared to catch the sun's energy with palms open and directed towards the sun slowly warmed the atmosphere a bit.


From there, people start to dance along with the group because he did ...



Before they make the sacrifice of the llama, I go to have breakfast ... I have no desire to see it.

At noon I go back to Copacabana where I stay a couple of days resting. I have forceful cold ...
Another reason for me to stay a few days here is the transport to Peru. In the area of the Lake Peruvian roads are cut for about a month. They opened a few days for the Peruvian elections, but there are closed again. They protest because the government has signed agreements with U.S. mining industries to install factories in the area with a commitment to the people of the rural area and sell the land (without consulting rural people, of course).
I buy the bus tickets to Puno leaving early, and it will go around lake for the north side. A longer route than usual and more expensive.
I loved Bolivia. I know that I’ll come back again someday ...
I have already finished the second volume of Millennium ....

Some photos (or fotos.elviatgedelsergi.com )

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