Peru - Puno - Uros Floating Island


My last day in Peru, I rode a boat on Lake Titicaca to the floating reed islands of Uros. The Uros people construct the islands from totora reeds and anchor the islands to the bottom of the lake with sticks and rope. The islanders fish, hunt birds, and sell handicrafts to visitors. Around fifteen of the forty-two islands are visited by tourists. Most of the homes have solar panels to power lighting and small appliances.