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  • The Bartering Markets of the High Plateau

    Where money doesn’t exist, commerce and trade gets interesting. In the small communities around Lake Titicaca and Titilaka Lodge, stretching along the barren border between Peru and Bolivia, people have learned to self govern. Communities continue to live by the …

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  • Tiahuanaco and Island of the Sun, birthplaces of the Inca Empire

    These two long daytrips take you over the border into Bolivia to see some truly mystical landscapes and the cradle of Andean civilization. The excursions are offered by a Titilaka partner with years of experience in Bolivia. Titicaca, of course, …

  • Apr 12th, 2018

    Muña, the Magical Mint of the Andes

    The multi-purpose mainstay of Andean medicine cabinets An Andean mint lives up to the plant’s noble beginnings. Pluto, Greek god of the dead, once wooed a beautiful nymph named Minthe. Of course his goddess wife Persephone disapproved, and turned Minthe …