a common way to travel from la paz to peru is to go via lake titicaca. i had already seen the peruvian side when i was there a couple of years ago
, but not the bolivian side, so i set off for isla del sol. unfortunately i'd severely misjudged my monetary situation, and there were no cash machines on the island or copacabana where you get the boat from. after working out how much i needed for the boat back to the mainland, and then a ticket to peru, there was very little left in my wallet. i couldn't afford to walk from the southside to the northside of the island, a privilege that costs 15 bolivianos. nor could i afford to buy any lunch or dinner, so i had to survive on tampico and frac (juice and biscuits) for the 20 hours i spent there. despite these hardships, and when my mind wasn't on food, i still enjoyed the small bit of the island i could afford to see.
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