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Floating Islands of Uros
Our Brazil and Peru Tours

Cheering for Brazil's victory over Chile at the World CupCheering for Brazil's victory over Chile at the World Cup (Noel Swanson)
From there we started our Peru tour – the floating islands of Uros in Lake Titicata, the highest navigable lake in the world. It is huge – and 3,800 meters high. The floating islands are made of reeds, the houses on them are made of reeds, the cooking fires are fueled by reeds, the farmed guniea pigs (yes, they eat them) feed on reeds, and even the children’s jungle bars are made of … reeds.

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