Photo of the Day: Traditional Duds on the Floating Islands

One of my favorite things about visiting a new country is scoping out the local fashion. So when I spent three nights on the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca, I jumped at the chance to have a photo op dressed in the traditional garb of the Islas Uros.

The women all wear brightly colored outfits from softly draped skirts, to warm, woolen sweaters, to pom pom accessories. I styled mine as a necklace, but this piece is typically worn as a fastening at the bottom of each woman’s long braids. Rocking the Peruvian kicks I picked up in Cusco, and with my jeans peeking out, I look like a typical Gringa!

What do YOU think of the local style?

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8 thoughts on “Photo of the Day: Traditional Duds on the Floating Islands

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  3. Acy and Kaylan want to know if you remember how cold the water was?? Kaylan is drinking Inca Kola as I type, a gift from a Peruvian friend for her 8th birthday yesterday. Seeing your picture, Acy said, “oh, yeah she’s the one who likes to write and her sister likes to draw”.

    Hope you ladies are doing well! We are adjusting back to life on the Outer Banks (at sea level).

    Love, the Davis family (you met on Lake Titicaca

    • Hi Guys!!
      So nice to hear from you! I DO remember how cold the water was. Felt like ice inside your lungs.. How did the rest of your travels go? Send our love to the girls and maybe we will take a road trip to the brewery one summer!
      xx Leora

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