La Paz

April 6-7, 2017 In La Paz our hop-on-hop-off bus ticket with Peru Hop ended at the Hostal Copacabana, where we had a nice little room. We arrived at night and I scared Danielle by going out to find a pre-sleep snack. The receptionist (who spoke English amazingly well) told me that the police recommended tourists were inside before 1am. Since it was well before that, I figured it was fine to just walk the block in front of our hotel.

Isla del Sol

April 2-5, 2017 We didn’t do anything in Copacabana besides eat lunch and use the ATM to get our first Bolivianos. Then we got on a boat (organized by Bolivia Hop) to the island of Isla del Sol. This was not an overloaded boat like in the picture, but instead we paid just a little more to have a lot more space. The passage took maybe an hour, and was quite pleasant.


April 1-2, 2017 Puno is a small town on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. The main reason to stop there is that we took an overnight bus to get there, and the prospect of continuing onto Copacabana for another 4 hours did not appeal. We actually ended up at a really nice hotel (Suite Indepenencia), where Peru Hop got us a discount that changed the price from 70 USD to 70 soles, which was a good deal.