One of our stops while on Lake Titicaca, Peru was to the island of Taquille
Taquileños run their society based on community collectivism and on the Inca moral code ama sua, ama llulla, ama qhilla, (Quechua for “do not steal, do not lie, do not be lazy”).
The economy is based on fishing, terraced farming horticulture based on potato cultivation, and tourist-generated income from the approximately 40,000 tourists who visit each year.

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taquille island, lake titicaca, peru, island life, welcome ceremony, quechua people

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  • Keala
    Kealaabout 1 month ago

    How fun!

  • keala
    it was so festive and lively, they had their hearts in it!!

    – phil decocco

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 month ago

    what a colourful band, good morals too xx

  • lynn
    they’ve been around a long time, and their standards have survived a world changing around them

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonabout 1 month ago

    Doing their ‘thing’. Good work ethic. :-)

  • pete
    they were really into it, and gave their all as if we were the only visitors this year…

    – phil decocco

  • lezvee
    lezveeabout 1 month ago

    One really feels one IS welcome when the advance party takes the trouble to dress up like this. A superb capture and photo.

  • lesley
    they were quite animated and friendly in welcoming us…as for their outfits…it’s what they wear every day we were told

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 1 month ago

    Such colourful clothes! Lovely image, Phil

  • shulie
    and the setting on the island with water all around was so peaceful and calm…nice life, albeit primitive

    – phil decocco

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