Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Floating villages on Lake Titicaca

Collecting reeds

Reed boat and part of a house.

Boat detail.


  1. amazing how varied the products people make with their native resources, isn't it?

  2. I know I'm going to ask a stupid question..but how come these boats don't sink? there something else besides reeds they are made of?

  3. The reeds are filled with a foam sort of stuff which gives them bouyancy. They will rot in the water with time.

    Oh, and they fill the inner cavity with empty soft drink bottles.


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