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Lake Titicaca, Peru

Lake Titicaca, Peru

Lake Titicaca, Peru

Lake Titicaca, Peru

At about 12,500 feet above sea level, the world's highest navigable lake is actually quite cool indeed. Although the summer (January through March) sun can cause dreadful sunburn, the weather is still quite chilly and the water icy cold.

Subsistence farmers and herdsmen of llama and alpaca eke out a living in the shadow of nearby Puno's spectacular 18th-century stone cathedral. Visitors can spend the night with the Uros people, who live on a floating island on Lake Titicaca.

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