Unlike the handful of varieties in U. markets, potatoes in Peru and Bolivia--the species' geographic center of origin--come in thousands of colors and shapes. They are so varied in flavor and nutrition that a whole diet can be built around them.
Lake Titicaca at square miles and up to feet in depth, Titicaca is one of the largest, highest and deepest lakes in the world. Lake Titicaca is renowned for its deep blue beauty. It lies on the border between Peru and Bolivia, near Copacabana.
The lakes in Southern Bolivia are all different colors from the harsh chemicals that permeate the soil. Flamingos which thrive on plankton and algea live on many of the lakes. They endure freezing cold temperatures most of the year.