Tag: lake titicaca

Aymaras of Bolivia

One cannot visit Bolivia without being immediately impressed upon the large Indigenous population that makes the country thrive. In fact, over 62% of Bolivia’s people are of Indigenous ancestry and of 36 ethnic groups, the majority of them are Aymara or Quechua. My father dedicated a good portion […]

Lake Titicaca

After our two night stay in La Paz, Bolivia it was time for us to increase elevation and visit the beautiful Lake Titicaca. With the snow-topped glacier mountains of the Cordillera Real in the backdrop, we began our long drive towards Copacabana around the eastern edge of the […]

Tilling in the Andes

High in the Bolivian Altiplano region of the Andes Mountains, the Aymara Indians survive by farming the harsh, rocky terrain. Truly a family affair where all hands are used to till the tough soil and plant potatoes, corn and wheat for future harvest. Today’s the day for digging […]

On an Adventure

Perhaps the year was 1960 high in the Andes Mountains on the edge of Lake Titicaca on the Bolivia side. Traveling, my mother and two older sisters were ready to embark on an adventure. Where they were to go, only they know. Perhaps to the Island of the […]