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Sep 2, 2013 - Titicacaaaa - part quatro

Mits and I had a great anniversary! We were out at a restaurant that had a Peruvian band and dancers for entertainment, after the dinner the lights suddenly went out and the band started playing happy birthday (they had no song for an anniversary) . They brought out an awesome cake curtesy of G Adventures. It was funny cause the cake was huge so I took the rest up for the band- they got so excited they put the instruments down and screamed for plates! Next day we headed for Puno which is on the shores of Lake Titicaca. For some reason they...

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Aug 27, 2013 - Puno- feel the freeze

Along the lengthy drive to Puno we viewed a dry mountainous country contrasted with a plateau above 4 000m altitude. Thoughout the trip I discovered just how remote some parts in Peru are. We bearly saw any town and the land was sparsely scattered with farming communities- cows and the occassional llama or alpaha. It occured to us that frequently buildings are clearly lived in with an undeveloped second level. it was explained that an incomplete house is a method to avoid land tax. This economic decision leads to an aesthetic disaster. The...

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Kiwi Peru Explorer

Aug 11, 2013 - Uros and Taquile Islands

We arrived in Puno for 3 nights. We had a day trip to the Uros Islands (floating islands) and Taquile Island that are on Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is 118 miles long and 50 miles wide and is the highest navigable lake in the world with a surface elevation of 12,507 ft. The first stop was at this island that is built out of reeds. The island we visited had 25 families living on it. Their way of life is very simple, but the people seem very happy. It is hard to believe that this is how they live, no running water and no real electricity. We...

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Jul 16, 2013 - Starch with a side of starch

The two day tour I booked brought us to three islands on Lake Titicaca (on the Peru side of the lake). The boat went really slowly to the islands but it was comfortable and had nice scenery along the way. The first island we stopped at was one of the floating islands, Uros. There are many of these island communities but only two accept tourists. Everything on these islands is made out of reeds. The houses, their art, traditional fishing boats, even the actual island! The island also has some kind of muddy looking stuff underneath the reads...

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Jul 14, 2013 - Walking with my head in the clouds

So I have fallen a few days behind again, but I will do my best to catch up soon enough. I arrived in Puno the afternoon of the 13th. I was recommended a place to stay by the girl who helped run the place I stayed in the Amazon. She had traveled down here before staying long term in the Amazon and gave me a lot of good tips for this area. The hostel here has been great. They knew of all the things I wanted to see during my stay and arranged it all for me, had a laundry service right here and helped me with anything I needed. For 4 nights...

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May 23, 2013 - puno, bit of a shithole

So puno was a bit of a shithole...trying to emulate la paz or even cuzco, but with a lot less class and eccentricity. First time on the trip someone's tried to sell me some drogas, which normally as u know rings my bell. But he was well dodgy and I didn't want bumped or busted so gave it a heavy body swerve. We opted to try an obviously popular with the locals eatery for the menu del dia, and they looked at us like as pair of gringo fucktards (which we are) when we asked to see the menu.....its a set 2 or 3 course meal, no choice involved....

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trippin out

May 22, 2013 - on to puno

Caught the bus early doors to puno. Not much action from me as I was in gut hell, but Lou got some good pics on the few stops along the way, and I got one or two from the coach. Glad to arrive finally in puno after a 9 or 10 hour journey, though first impressions were what a shithole and bloody hell freezin! But hotel staff were very accomodatin which makes a huge difference, specially when every hotel/hostel offers the same shit breakfast every morning. Glad to just get to bed that night after bollockin some twat to turn his TV down!

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trippin out

Apr 13, 2013 - Lake Titicaca/Uros Island

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Excerpts from the Lonely Planet – Peru: Lake Titicaca’s islands are world famous for their peaceful beauty and well-preserved traditional agrarian cultures, which you can see up close by staying with families on the is- lands. A homestay here is a privileged glimpse at another way of life that you’re unlikely to forget. That said, the excruciatingly slow chug across the lake (whatever you do, don’t forget the sunblock!) is not necessarily more enjoyable than seeing it from the shore, and negative impacts from tourism are...

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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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