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Apr 12, 2013 - Cusco To Puno

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Excerpts from the Lonely Planet – Peru: The rickety railway and the paved road to Lake Titicaca shadow each other as they both head southeast from Cuzco. En route you can investigate ancient ruins and pastoral Andean towns that are great detours for intrepid travelers. The most enjoyable way to get to Puno is with Inka Express, which runs luxury buses every morning. The service includes lunch and an English-speaking tour guide, who talks about the four sites that are briefly visited along the way: Andahuaylillas, Raqchi,...

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Mar 17, 2013 - Lake Titicaca, Uros, Amantani and Taquile Islands

Well, after Macchu Piccu I intended to take a day before we left for Los Angeles and update my travel blog. We specifically planned to be back in Lima early to organize ourselves for the trip back to the States. I have to admit though, that we used up all our time with SHOPPING. The deals were just too good to pass up. What can I say. However on our 2 day tour of Lake Titicaca and the islands we had a fabulous time, just fabulous. We returned from Colca Canyon to Chivay and transferred to a bus going to Puno on Lake Titicaca.

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Andie Mini Trip 2012

Mar 11, 2013 - Puno (3rd day)

Hello everyone! I'm in Puno right now and it is partly cloudy. I feel a little cold and a little hot at the same time. Did you know that Puno is the capital and largest city of the Puno Region and Province in Southeastern Peru? Puno is located at the edge of Lake Titicaca. If you go to Puno, stop by and visit the islands on the highest lake in the world, lake Titicaca. Next to Lake Titicaca there is Amantaní island. It is the second biggest island of Lake Titicaca, after the Sun Island, and about 12 km2 in size. I love all the sites in...

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My 2 Months in Peru

Jan 29, 2013 - Week 18 - Rurrenabaque, Copacabana, Puno, Cusco (Bolivia, Peru)

The week started at the lodge in the Pampas. After breakfast we all donned welly boots and crossed the river to wade into the Pampas, an area by the side of the river, like a wet savannah with few trees and lots of long grasses and mosquitoes. We spent an hour wading in the heat trying to find anacondas with no luck before the guide took the more adventurous into the deeper water to search leaving us to look in the shallow water. I don’t think he expected us to find anything but within 10 minutes there it was, slithering into a clump of...

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Nov 29, 2012 - Puno and floaty bits

Puno Whistle stop tour. In at 3:30pm on the tour of the floating islands by 4 ( looke these up! Bonkers!) Uros islands built from reed routes and 3m of layered reeds. Anchored to the spot and each other by eucalyptus sticks and ropes) spongy underfoot. Funny little reed houses. 5 people sharing a space the size of a bathroom. Seemingly happy enough. They have their own passport stamp! Out for tea and the primary fish. Lake trout. Tasty but grubby. A hot shower! Spent longer in there than on the island tour. Up and out for the usual church...

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Nov 5, 2012 - The Altiplano and lake Titicaca

The Aston has been running well at altitude with her big fat needles in the carburettors - but has been reluctant to get started from cold in the morning. She did so fine in the end and we let the engine warm up waiting for Roger and Margaret I their Aston andthe Gault Jag XK150s. The latter, however, did not want to leave Cusco and refused all attempts to start - including being towed around the car park by Paul the mechanic. At one point a frustrated David running out of ideas asked if it would help if he ran around the car naked! Out...

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La Gira Andina 2012

Sep 15, 2012 - Lake Titicaca

Our journey continued although we had no idea we were headed from the cauldron to the fire. After getting down from the wonder that is Machu Picchu we got onto an overnight bus to Puno which sits on the banks of Lake Titicaca, situated at 12,500 feet. We arrived at 4am and had a person waiting to pick us up and take us to a hotel for a chance to freshen up before we were off on our next tour around the highest navigable lake in the world. 8 oclock sharp our guide arrived to pick us up and take us to the docks to take our tour of the lake....

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Jul 20, 2012 - Floating Islands, strikes, and tombs

July 20 Another day of adventure and misadventure... Up at 7:00 to the sound of gunfire and the smell of smoke – I thought a revolution had broken out and the hotel was on fire, but it was just firecrackers and a wood stove in the restaurant. Off to breakfast then outside. A huge stage blocked the road to the hotel (big festival tomorrow) so we walked a couple blocks to the bus. That might not sound like a lot but at 12, 500 feet I was really out of breath plus a little (more than usual) dizzy. Anyway, we traveled through very narrow...

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Jul 19, 2012 - Cusco to Puno

July 19th An early start – on the bus at 7:00 and through the busy streets of Cusco. Lots of traffic and lots of pedestrians – many at a labor market where they wait for people to come pick them up for a day's work. Every street corner had a vendor selling everything from candy to jewelry. After about an hour we passes a mass of striking teachers – moments before they set up their road block. They're striking for higher wages. The minimum monthly salary for civil employees is S/ 650 (Sols). Teachers make between 700 and 100 a month....

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May 19, 2012 - Lake Titicaca and Floating Islands

After days of getting up early and not sleeping well at elevation, we weren't feeling up to getting up early and spending the entire day on an excursion. So Barb and Ann headed off bright and early for a full day tour of the lake while Kevin joined us on the shorter half day trip where we visited the Uros Islands. The people who live on the islands are pre-Incan people who fled onto the lake when the Incas came to conquer them. The islands are actually floating, man-made platforms that are built using the totora reeds that grow in the lake....

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May 18, 2012 - The Luxury Train Over the Altiplano to Puno

Normally a 10 hour train ride wouldn't be something we looked forward to but the Andean Explorer "luxury" tourist train proved to be an exception. We arrived at the train station and relaxed in the comfortable lounge, listening to live Andean music. We boarded the train promptly at 8:00 and found it to be an old fashioned type train car with wing-backed chairs surrounding tables with white tablecloths. The back car of the train was the entertainment car with bar and the very back of the train was open - the perfect place to watch the world...

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May 12, 2012 - Hola Peru

Well that was a short stay in Bolivia - and only about two of us got tummy wobbles - sooo no weight loss there - the food was actually pretty good. It was amazing when we crossed over into Peru that there was actually a different feel to the place. The first thing we noticed was the motor taxis - very much like the tuk tuks in Asia. The main drink seems to be a soft drink called Inka Cola but more like yellow creaming soda than a cola - signs for it are everywhere. Pucon our next stop is not the most interesting of places but we were there...

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