Our tour was an off the beaten track one so we ended up on the other side of the island from the main town and square. We strolled up the hill and took in the view and got to meet some locals, watch a dance demo and buy some handicrafts.
Instead of eating on the island we went to a peninsula on the mainland and had a traditional Peruvian meal cooked in the ground.
Tourism is a major revenue earner for the island giving an alternative to agriculture and fishing. Yes the men do knit and there are rules around who lives on the island who the locals can marry. The girls marry and become mothers as teenagers.
Visiting Taquille is part of the Titicaca experience.
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