Got the night bus to Copacabana. Slept a bit, decided to go straight to Isla del Sol. Laura and Jessie who we met in Cusco were on the same boat. Isla del Sol was incredible, amazing views over the water to snow capped mountains on the other side. We stayed on the South side the first night and had a great breakfast with incredible views.
We got up early to walk to the North side. A beautiful walk, passing the puma rock and temple ruins. I swam in the lake, freezing! Stewart left for La Paz and I stayed another night on the island with the girls as I was enjoying the beach and in no rush to get to a big city! After lunch we went to Sirens beach to track down a Shaman called Tulasi who Jessie had met. He was a fascinating man, originally from London who lives in a shack on the beach and makes jewellery, we bought lots of earrings. We went into a cave and he sang mantras and told us about Ayuwaska, we declined the offer of a ceremony. Stayed in a local´s back room that Tulasi knew. They didn´t have a toilet or at least wouldn´t let us use it if they had.
I made sand castles with some local kids then we got a boat back to Copacabana where we got a bus straight to La Paz.
Arrived in La Paz and the taxi drivers didn´t want to take us to the hostel because they didn´t know it (even though we had the address!) Finally we pursuaded a taxi driver called Walter that we would be able to find it from the address and he took us. The hostel is called Wild Rover and turned out to be piss up central and a good anti drugs and alcohol advertisement. That night we had difficulty finding somewhere to eat, the first restaurant said they didn´t serve food. hmm. Ended up with meat, egg, chips and rice.
Did my xmas shopping. Party at the hostel, we dressed up. Me and the girls went to 3 clubs, one latin, one jazz and one full of tourists who were all pretty out of it. Preferred the night life in Cusco.
Wondered around the markets again, had an early night.
Organizing a jungle trip to Rurrenebaque.