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Traveller's Notes 02 June 2015 1 302

Puma: The Inhabitants of the Rock

Lake Titicaca is divided between Peru and Bolivia and it’s home to a truly unique people. The Uros tribal villages are all built on giant floating islands.  Every one of the tribe’s homes, boats and even the massive rafts themselves are made from reeds. That the Uros’ settlements are so mobile is a factor that has saved them from inter-tribal conflict and contributed to their survival. Their lifestyle today is just as it was for their ancestors many centuries ago. The lake meets all their needs by providing food, safety and materials to build their houses and boats.  Theirs is a simple but almost idyllic lifestyle.

Related: Modern Peru is a mixture of cultures and ancient traditions.

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