Copacabana

I thought I would hang in Copacabana today and check it out during the day. I went to El Condor & Eagle Cafe, a coffee shop that was decent. Not amazing but it hit the spot. The owners were great conversationalists, warm, and quick to help you figure things out by sharing their local knowledge. It is run by an Irish man and his Bolivian wife. A place I would visit daily if I were staying longer. I highly recommend giving it a try if you are in town. 

I went into Basilica de nuestra senora where one is not allowed to take pictures. All I can provide is a few from the outside. I remember finding the ceilings particularly beautiful. The base of the ceiling was skyblue. Its structural arches were painted a dark red and it had mustard yellow highlights. I’m probably doing a piss poor job at describing it but trust me, it was a really interesting color scheme.

Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Copacabana

Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Copacabana

Entrance to Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Copacabana

Entrance to Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Copacabana

Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Copacabana as seen from the plaza

Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Copacabana as seen from the plaza

Religious Procession

Religious Procession

I spent the majority of my day writing and walking around. I also finally bought something that was not a hard necessity. It only took me close to 4 months of travel to do so. The item was hoody. It had caught my eye the night prior and I justified the expense saying to myself that it was an article of clothing that would cost me more back home. I also acquired a bandana to replace my ripped one as my bald head was suffering the effects of the sun. I had been looking for one for a while and I finally found one that did not have a damn pirate theme on it.

In the evening this beautiful storm came across Titicaca lake. I was fortunate to have caught it at a time when it was displaying its strength.

Encroaching Thunderstorms over Lake Titicaca

Encroaching Thunderstorms over Lake Titicaca

Thunderstorm over Lake Titicaca

Thunderstorm over Lake Titicaca

 

2 Comments:

  1. Nice cuz! I was wondering where you’ve been lol can’t wait to read more!

    • I have been hanging in Peru and Bolivia this whole time (going on 7 months soon). Lots of things to do and explore. I’ll probably work my way “home” some time this fall. Hope your summer vacation was a good one 😉

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