Puno’s Pretty Sister

Copacabana sits on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Extravagant hotels perch on the hillside overlooking the beach scene. The town is popping on the weekend, every trout stall is full and priests walk along the beach blessing the cars of visiting Peruvians. Our first stop in Bolivia turned out to be a boondocker’s paradise. We woke to the sounds of the lake, lapping luxuriously on the shoreline.

One of our more scenic bush camps

Leaving this tiny resort town involves a short ferry crossing, our third water crossing of the trip (and by far the shoddiest). With the weekend behind us, we left town with all the other beach revelers and set our sights on the mountains of Bolivia.

Sure, that looks safe