Home stay | Taquile Island, Peru

Part of the two days excursion to Lake Titicaca was a home stay with a local family in Taquile Island. I lived a day with a local family helping them out in their daily tasks such a picking quinoa. Yeah, and tried to play football with the locals. The elevation made playing a bit more challenging than normally.

Taquile island is a hilly island located 45 kilometers east of Puno in Lake Titicaca. Life on Taquile is still largely unchanged by mainland modernities. Culture is very much alive on Taquile, which can be seen in the traditional clothes everyone wears.

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Taquile Island | Peru | 2016

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Taquile Island | Peru | 2016

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Taquile Island | Peru | 2016

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Taquile girl | Taquile Island | Peru | 2016

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Taquile Island | Peru | 2016

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Freshly picked quinoa | Peru | 2016

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Cabarete Surfcamp | Dominican Republic

One thing I have always wanted to try: surfing. One week in northern Dominican Republic, Cabarete, and I got on the board.

It was amazing, challenging, difficult, fun. The surf camp resulted in having sore arms, liters of sea water swallowed and some successful waves with the board. I would not call myself surfer after the camp but surely I will try again. I will need, though, quite many hours more on the board before reaching the level of our teachers…

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Playa Encuentro | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Cabarete Surf Camp | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Playa Encuentro | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Playa Encuentro | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Playa Encuentro | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Surfers best friend | Playa Encuentro, Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017

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Playa Encuentro | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 2017