RTW 2005 travel blog

Franja de Puno

Islas flotantes de los Uros

Islas flotantes de los Uros

Martín Pescador

Pescaditos secándose al sol

Islas flotantes de los Uros

Incubando

Iglesia de los Uros

Islas Uros

Mujer de los Uros

En las Islas Uros

En las Islas Uros

En las Islas Uros

En las Islas Uros

En las Islas Uros

Agur Perú


Aski churatam!

Another night spent in a bus. This time from Cusco to Puno, a town close to the border with Bolivia and on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world: 230Km long, 97Km wide, 457m deep and at an altitude of 3820m. Our first impression of Puno was quite a shock. We arrived at 5am and all we could see from the bus window were seriously drunk people, the sort that can easily spend ten minutes trying to fit the bottle in their mouth (some were half-dead lying on the floor). Later our hostel lady explained that Sonia Morales (an indigenous celebrity) had been singing in the stadium the previous night and it had been a big party. Our second impression of Puno was quite different. The town was like a huge market with unpaved roads full of stands selling all sorts of things and rickshaws 'rushing' from one place to the other.

We took a boat to the Uros Islands, famous for being the only floating islands. The floor consists of Totora roots and leaves. Totora is the colour of straw and everything on this island is mande of Totora: the houses, the boats, the church, the museum, everything is yellow! And people actually live there, in a peace that's only interrupted by us, bloody tourist.

Our next destination: Bolivia!

A big hug to you all from our last days in Peru,

Idoia & Mikel.

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