Monday, April 18, 2011

Peru - Day 9 Part V - Isla Taquile

Isla Taquile is home to about 2,200 people who make their living producing high quality woven items. Of course, the tourists are the major purchasers of these products.

The group had to do a little climbing to get to lunch and the great views from the hillside. Our guide said that it takes tourists 20 minutes to make the 5 minute walk up the hill. Don't forget, we are still at 12,500 feet.

In the distance are the Cordillera Mountain Range in Bolivia. Too bad it wasn't a sunny day.

The houses are all built using mud/clay blocks.

Some of the finely crafted material made on the island.

A nice view for lunch.

Dancing with the family we visited.

The Isla Taquile coastline as we left the island.

Part VI is our group farewell dinner.

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