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Lago Titicaca | Islas Flotantes de los Urus
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The Uru people have traditionally used bundles of reed to create floating islands on Lake Titicaca and to build their houses, generating an environment that provided protection from hostile groups. Also their boats were made 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. Here, a tour guide demonstrates how the islands are created.

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Thursday 26 July 2018 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (2271 visits)