The night has been rough on both of us with very little sleep.
The thin air has finally got to us.
Today we had booked a day-tour to Lake Titicaca; the worlds highest navigable lake (3800 m).
The trip from the hotel to the lake took about 1,5-2 hours. Then we got on a small boat that took us from the smaller part of the lake to the land that divides the lake.
During the trip, the guide told me I looked like the singer from Alphaville (Marian Gold). With that eyesight, I am glad he isn't the one driving today.
Another bus ride got us to the town of Copacabana where we had 1,5 hours to explore by our self.
There were some other tourists joining this tour, but only one who stayed for the whole day (like us); a woman called Renata from Equador. She was very nice and also helped us with the language when needed.
In Copacabana we went to a café where we were introduced to the local altitude-sickness-remedy; Coca tea (coca leafs in hot water, preferably with sugar).
Yes, coca leafs.
Then we went on a catamaran that would be our vessel for most of the day.
The ship took us to Isla del Sol (Sun island) where we disembarked. The tour then went up some steps; 206 of them to some kind of sacred fountain.
This took all breath I had left for today. And after these steps there were 70 more. Henrik is almost dying now.
Here we went through some carefully prepared
There were also a some dried vegetables on display, shipbuilding, a priest who blessed us (by sacrificing candy and other stuff) and a museum.
They also had a little pen with llamas and alpacas.
At least the view was lovely from up here.
Back to the harbour and onto an "old" reed ship (it did have an engine and modern seats).
We even got to dress up in ponchos and Bolivian hats and they got us to row (this motor boat).
After we got to the bird palace on the Sun island, we changed boats and onto the catamaran again.
Then we had 3-4 hours boat ride back to the shore.
Me and Henrik tried oxygen from a tank on the boat (partly because of curiosity, partly for needing it). Non of us really felt any effect.
But at least now I have tried it.
Back to shore - and the bus, we went back to La Paz. After about 3 hour we were back at our hotel.
Dinner (I had Alpaca this time which tasted about the same as the llama - maybe the llama was a little better, but it could all be because of how it was prepared).
Then sleep. New country tomorrow!