Crossing Lake Titicaca
Dr. Joyce Chen, Interplast Webster Fellow.
On the border of both Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is the highest lake in the world at 12,500 feet and the largest lake in South America. Without any bridges to allow cars and other vehicles passage across this sizable lake, local ferry operators are kept busy transporting vehicles and passengers alike. The ferry boats are not huge and can only accommodate a couple of cars and at times just one gigantic bus. With the winds’ permission, multiple ferries can transport vehicles simultaneously, providing safe passage for all aboard. What a sight it was to see the brightly colored buses and trucks bobbing up and down against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Titicaca!