Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Puno and the UROS Islands




About 3000 native Peruvians live on floating islands in the 100 mile by 36 mile Lake Titicaca. They are now visited by tourist groups daily and take the people on their reed boats to see the other islands. This gives them a little money so that they do not have to live on fish and the reeds. Their floating islands are about 2 meters thick and have to be constantly added to to keep them about the water. They are in about 30 meters of water. Incredible.

4 comments:

mumovearls said...

This is so incredible! I have so many more questions about this!-Nena

shelly said...

Looks like you are all having a great time. What an experience!

duke of earl said...

What a great place to visit. I have always wanted to make it there.

lysh said...

How fascinating! I would love to see this place!