Bolivia – The Legendary Lake Titicaca

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According to Andean tradition, Lake Titicaca is considered to be the birthplace of the Incan people. The tradition states that Manco Capac and Mama Acllo (The Andean Adam and Eve) emerged from the depths of Lake Titicaca onto the rock gates of Isle Del Sole (Isle of the Sun). It is also the place believed to be the entrance and exit of a soul into and out of this world. It is said that Lake Titicaca possesses monumental qualities of magnetism, and is the second of the earths seven chakra points. It’s no wonder that at first sight this magical body of water Immediately draws you into it’s depths.

As I stepped onto the ferry and off of the shores of Copacobana, I couldn’t help but think how much this lake resembled a sea!

In fact. it’s so vast that one can not see the land beyond its horizon.

Interestingly, there is a causeway that leads out of Lake Titicaca to nowhere. It is believed that this causeway once led to the Pacific Ocean when this land was at sea level. In fact, there are prehistoric seashell fossils buried under 6 feet of top soil.Since there is not enough mountain to have eroded and covered the shallows with 6 feet of topsoil, it is believed that the topsoil was deposited by the famous biblical flood.

The ferry  tumbled over the waves that are appropriate for the size of this massive lake. As I looked off the deck, I saw people kayaking, and fishing boats rocking lazily on their lines.

After about an hour, I noticed that our captain was about to delicately navigate our boat through a perilously narrow straight. I climbed down to the lower part of the boat – at least for this stretch of the journey.

Thankfully, we made it past the straight and in another hour we finally docked on the beautiful shores of The Isle Del Sole ( Isle of the Sun ).

I have seen many lakes in my lifetime but none as vast and enigmatic as Lake Titicaca. From its ancient history to its magnetism, this is a place that should not be missed. This is a place that can only be truly appreciated through your own eyes.

 

Zoe Green

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