Life in the various islands and the surroundings still remain quite rural with no running water or electricity, a harsh agricultural lifestyle that is rather surprising for the largest influx of tourists visiting the area. I enjoyed the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, visiting Taquile island which still preserves its authentic cultural lifestyle than Bolivia’s side in Isle de Sol that was innundated with tourists and locals trying to cash in by collecting endless road tolls and charging entrance fees for passing every village. The boliviano side wasn’t particularly welcoming nor friendly either.
Explore Lima: Colorful balconies, seaside neighbourhoods, beautiful fountains, mouthwatering food – the capital city of Peru has a lot to offer. If you are coming to Peru, chances are that you will land in Lima. Do not miss out on Plaza del Armes, take a tour of the old Lima city, visit the Museum of San Francisco, treat yourself with a marinated concoction of raw fish (called “ceviche”) and finish the night with shot of Peruvian brandy (Pisco sour).