Monday, September 03, 2007

Taquille Island/Titicaca Lake - Peru

The Taquille island, situated in the Aymara area on the Titicaca lake, is located 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Puno. Its inhabitants are decked out in their traditional outfits speaking Quechua and maintaining a strong sense of loyalty within the group.

The Incan terraces and ruins are scattered throughout the landscape and the region is admired for possessing old indigenous roots with ancestral customs, prehispanic and precolonial monuments.