Most of our time was spent walking up and down the main street looking for food, and then eating it. We decided to skip the Isle of Sun and Moon tour because it would involve over five hours in a boat and we didn’t want to spend a day doing the overnight.
Onwards to La Paz we went!
There’s hardly any point in going to Copacabana without a trip to Isla del Sol. Boats leave around 8:30 AM for full day tours with stops at the north (25 Bs. - 2 hours) and south (20 Bs. - 1 1/2 hours) of the island. Half day tours are also available in the afternoons (1:30 PM), typically visiting just the south. (As at Dec 2013, the price for the full day trip with stops in the north and south was 35 Bs.).
|11:01AM||In a cab.|
|11:19AM||In a collectivo for 8 soles each.|
|11:20AM||And we’re off.|
|1:51PM||In a van to the border for 3 soles (normally one per person, paid an extra sole to leave right now).|
|1:55PM||Dropped off near the border.|
|2:07PM||Through the Peruvian border.|
|2:57PM||At Bolivian border.|
|3:05PM||In a collectivo.|
|3:09PM||And off to Copacabana!|
|5:16PM||Found a hotel.|
|Total bus time||2:42|
Terrible food, good view.
Located in the Hotel Rosario del Lago near the water, we had some amazingly delicious and even well-presented food for cheap (by SF standards). I had a submarine (warm milk with a bar of chocolate), a chicken caesar salad (was just ok), and the chef’s lasagna, which was delicious.
Haven’t had power since 4am! Power was out all over Copacabana til 1pm.
|1:59PM||In the bus.|
|2:08PM||On our way.|
|2:03PM||At a river of sorts.|
|2:35PM||Across the river.|
|5:50PM||In La Paz.|
|5:55PM||In a collectivo. Holy shit traffic here is bad.|
|8:12PM||Finally found a hostel.|
|Total bus time||4:10|