We boarded a boat that would take us across Lake Titicaca to our first home stay on Llachon; en route we stopped at Uros, the floating islands. The “mayor” showed us how the islands are made from the roots and stalks of the lake reeds. This was fascinating, as not only are the islands themselves made from reeds, but so were their houses and boats. The home were we stayed was clean and the food was good, albeit simple. The family was very inviting and it was fun to play with the kids. On the downside there wasn’t a shower, but it was so cold I don’t think I could have gotten out of my clothes anyway.