Day 47 June 3

Countries 6    Hotels 20    Cars 35

Flights 12:flying time 46.52 hours

Rickshaws 4    Buses 4    Elephant 1    Boat 1

Cog-wheel train 2    Cable cars 6    Subway 4    Ferry 2

Minibus 24      Coach 2    Catamaran 1    Funicular 3

Pick up truck 1    Land Cruiser 8    Hydrofoil 2

Llama 1


Had a nice surprise at breakfast, they have had some soya milk sent specially from the mainland, so had some fab Bolivian coffee this morning.  I went for a walk with my guide after breakfast.  We had just got out of the hotel grounds when we bumped into Julianna, who had the gorgeous Gerrard with her, as well as another llama and a donkey, she was off to harvest potatoes which the animals were going to carry back. I also saw donkeys carrying broad bean harvests back to the village.

The tracks to walk on are very narrow, very old and often only one person wide. Lots of the homes here don’t just grow crops they also have animals, and these are kept either tethered to a piece of ground, mainly the donkeys or kept in pens as seen with these llamas and a pig.  The llamas were making a noise, and my guide said they were moaning as they wanted to get out and work or roam around.

After lunch I walked to the top of the village to wait for the sunset to take some photos, the views were better before, rather than after, sunset.

It’s very much a chill out place here, as it’s so peaceful, there isn’t anything to do but explore the island, sit and read, or watch the locals go about their daily routines with their animals.

I loved Sun Island. I loved Bolivia too.  Both guides here were brilliant, Eusebio getting me medication and  Ivar who has an amazing ability to talk about anything and make it sound interesting, which made for enjoyable mealtimes.  Bolivia has been a joy.

 

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