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Taquile, Peru: Model Tourism

More than 13,000 feet above sea level on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, at the heart of the Americas, lies the small island of Taquile. Set amid the sparkling blues of the lake and facing the snow-capped Andes, this beautifully terraced island is home to 1,200 Quechua-speaking peasants, whose distinctive red, black, and white dress represents some of the finest weavings made and worn today in Peru.

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