Lake Titicaca sunset from Copacabana, Bolivia
Lake Titicaca sunset from Copacabana, Bolivia

Lake Titicaca Sunset

This is a sunset over Laka Titicaca facing Isla del Sol, or Island of the Sun. The Inca believed the sun was created there. It’s South America’s largest lake and so far, my favorite body of fresh water on the planet. It’s one of the few places I often say I’d love to return to.

This was taken from the summit of Cerro Calvario, or Calvary Hill, above Copacabana, Bolivia. It’s a fairly steep 30 minute climb, and at 4,015m (13,174ft) above sea level, you’ll be huffing and puffing on the way and for a bit after you get there. The views are worth it.

In case you missed it, here’s an 18-photo post about Cerro Calvario specifically, one of Bolivia’s most visited Roman Catholic sites, which features a trail of monuments that represent the stations of the cross. And unfortunately, lots of trash.

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And for the record: today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 825th straight, was taken in Copacabana, Bolivia, on 23 April 2013.

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