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Floating islands

Floating islands

Lake Titicaca

One of the wierder tourist sites - villages built on islands made out of floating reeds. In fact everything is made out of reeds - boats, churches, handicrafts and schools. Apparently the Oros-Aymaras came here to escape repression several centuries back but are now invaded by hordes of tourists who arrive on their islands in boats to take lots of photos or "authentic" villagers and houses which are really just floating souvenir stalls.