Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the highest lake in the world (12,500 ft above sea level) and is the largest in South America bordering both Peru and Bolivia. The group was having an excursion across Lake Titicaca to get to the Tiquile and Amantani islands, a 4 hour journey from mainland Puno (Peru) in what seemed like a little tug boat filled with 25 people.

The scenery over the lake was fantastic, with a variety of water birds, fisher men and clouds in blue skies to watch, and the first hour went along smoothly while sitting next to Cansu discussing the political issues that Australians face.

I don’t know if it was the
bad karma from talking politics on a holiday, or perhaps the crazy driving of our captain combined with strong winds and choppy waves, but the second half of the journey found many people sea-sick and nauseous, including Cansu and myself. No longer could I look out the window and appreciate the scenery without needing to have a spew. In fact, Cansu did have a little spew out the window. Technically speaking, being in that state and hanging your head out the window to have a spew is NOT the same, and is much more considerate, than vomiting inside the boat, which spoke wonders of Cansu’s character 🙂

I sat there eyes tightly closed, being violently rocked, smelling and hearing the sick of everyone, wishing for a fast and merciful death. This was the kind of stuff Hell was made out of.

Recommendation – Never accept a boat ride over an hour-long without the adequate anti-sea sickness drugs.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dale
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 02:39:14

    Motion sickness tablets should be part of your daily travel supplies!!! (along with toilet paper and immodium)

    Another lesson learned I guess. 😛

    Moar updates please! 😉


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