We have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to quite a few destinations over the years, and we constantly find ourselves comparing our latest vista with that of other places. Lake Titicaca is such a unique mix of ancient and modern culture; geographical extremes yet tranquil ambience; happiness and hardship; that it defies categorizing as `such-and-such a place`.
We only spent a week on its shores, at the most touristy of sites; on the Bolivian side at Copacabana and the Isla Del Sol; the Peruvian side at Puno and the Floating Islands; yet we still felt off-the-beaten track and witness to a spectacular and exotic way of living.
I could wax poetical all day and yet not convey anything of substance that could describe being here.
Perhaps the best course of action would be to recommend that you the reader investigate for yourself;
books; documentries; or better yet a few days walking its shoreline.