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Lago Titicaca | Islas Flotantes de los Urus

The Uru people have traditionally used bundles of reed to create floating islands on Lake Titicaca on which they built their houses, generating an environment that provided protection from hostile groups. Even their boats were made out of reed. Even though no real Uru people exist any more - they have mixed with the mainland population - some of their descendants still follow a similar lifestyle which is, however, strongly influenced by tourism, generating some income.

Thursday 26 July 2018 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (1145 visits)