The Uros Lodge is a small island set among marshland on Lake Titicaca. It is the home of Pablo and Julia, a lovely and welcoming couple. It is also extraordinary. The island, the buildings on it, and the boat that Pablo takes you around in are made entirely of the reeds surrounding the property. It is an engineering feat born of centuries of tradition. Just getting there is a marvel. Pablo picks you up at a small launch outside of Puno in an outboard and you proceed through beautiful wetlands that slowly give way to the lake as you near their island. Your room has a million-dollar view of the ever-changing color of the water, clouds and sky. And then the stars. When the wind comes up, as it did during our stay, the reeds undulate beneath you and, while a bit daunting at first, it’s a cool sensation—especially after Pablo tells you the island’s anchored to the lake floor and you’re not about to drift away. So you get on the hammock he set up and literally go with the flow. They have beautiful tapestries of their family history that also speaks to Aymara cosmology. It is truly a wonderful place. If you want to immerse yourself in a special part of Andean culture and in a place that is charming, this is a great place to be.