The BMW of Las Islas Flotantes

Islas Flotantes, Lake Titikaka – Puno, Peru

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The Uros people of the Floating Islands in Lake Titikaka have a long history of creating a life out of reeds.  The people use the reeds for everything, from the islands’ construction to a fibrous snack.  They cook with them, build with them, weave with them, and boat with them.  The basic reed boat is much simpler than this example, coining this particular style as the BMW of the Floating Islands.  If you ask me, weather simply built or more complex, the Uros people’s boats have a visual appeal similar to that of the Vikings in Scandinavia.

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About katrinamauro

Landlord in Brooklyn, antique rug dealer, food & travel junkie who loves to experience new cultures and customs. On a mission to do big things.
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One Response to The BMW of Las Islas Flotantes

  1. Bama says:

    Aptly named! I’ve seen pictures of Uros people’s boats. But this one looks special.

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