Travel Blogs from Lake Titicaca, Peru

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Circumnavigating the lake!, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Circumnavigating the lake!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... us) to Puno for only 40 Soles (about 6 to the pound) for the drive with a couple of photo stops at the Lake. Lake Titicaca is absolutely massive and is a beautiful deep blue colour which is a great contrast to the snow covered mountains in the distance. ...

Pisaq and Uros Islands, Pisaq and Uros Islands (Lake Titicaca), Peru travel blog

Pisaq and Uros Islands

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... a right dump, the pedestrianised central main street is actually quite pleasant and has many tourist type services and facilities. Lake Titicaca's Floating Islands The reason most tourists stop at Puno is to visit the Uros islands in Lake Titicaca. ...

The best thing about a police state is, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

The best thing about a police state is

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... Jamaican style... 'Sexy woman'. It still makes me laugh even now. Left with our tucan tour group toward Puno and Lake Titicaca. The lake was initially gorgeous in the sunshine, like the Mediterranean. We visited a Greek island in the centre and had ...

A brief tale of two cities and an island., Lake Titicaca, Bolivia travel blog

A brief tale of two cities and an island.

A travel blog entry by mette

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... , oh that sounds nice and warm. Well it ain't in Bolivia.. But beautiful - OH YES! Having been a wee bit disappointed with Lake Titicaca from the Peruvian side the highest navigable lake in the world shows itself in all it's splendour. Grand and utterly ...

Hace frio!!!, Puno (Lake Titicaca), Peru travel blog

Hace frio!!!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... . The only reason I am stopping on my way to Cuzco, is because I want to visit the Floating Islands of the Uros, out in Lake Titicaca. By many considered one of the biggest tourist traps in South America. That may very well be true, but I still want to ...

Out in the wilds, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Out in the wilds

A travel blog entry by vicki

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Water Water Water, Puno and Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Water Water Water

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... on these islands, and the people are gradually moving to the mainland for a "better" life. Back onto the boat, and onto Lake Titicaca proper, which is a very big lake - the worlds highest navigable lake at 3820m, and onto Isla Taquile, where we ...

Floating islands and purple potatoes, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Floating islands and purple potatoes

A travel blog entry by tommy

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... they get water logged, at which point they are freed from their moorings and a new island built. Floating Reed island on Lake Titicaca We then headed further out into the lake to another island (one of the more conventional non-floating affairs) ...

living on straw bales...Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

living on straw bales...Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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As if there was enough oxygen in Cuzco at 3400 m elevation,  we move on to the town of Puno, right here on Lake Titicaca - which incidentally was just voted one of the 7 natural wonders of the world - with an elevation of 3800 meters...that's about ...

Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... the meantime went on a mini-excursion, visiting a hill with ancient funeral towers. She also got tickets for a two-day excursion to Lake Titicaca. This would involve sleeping over on a island in the Lake with a family living there, so the race for Roel ...

Island hopping, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Island hopping

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb & Video to follow, when we return to Blighty and proper ...

Lady of the Lake, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Lady of the Lake

A travel blog entry by lallie

... to fall asleep with the image of the lake still reflected on the back of my eyelids.  The trip to the islands of Lake Titicaca was just unforgettable and now thinking back to it, it feels like it was just a dream.  That evening we left ...

Floating Islands and dressing up!, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Floating Islands and dressing up!

A travel blog entry by markandrebecca

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From Cusco we drove to Puno on Lake Titicaca for our trip out to the islands. We were both a bit apprehensive about it as we thought it might be a bit tacky. In fact it was a great experience. After a 3 hour boat trip we arrived a Isla Taquile where we ...

Yet another shithole!!!!!, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Yet another shithole!!!!!

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... the bus station a tour operator was waiting who led us to a very nice hotel where we got a 50% discount. He also sorted our Lake Titicaca tours and our bus outta there so we werent complaing. I was hungry so we head out to the tourist street where there ...

Peru, Lima, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa and Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Peru

A travel blog entry by curlycircle

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... of the most beautiful child nobility, for whom it was a great honour! Makes you glad your not Inca nobility really. Lake Titicaca (= puma grey) Freezing! Promptly went out and bought a hat and gloves. We took a trip to Islas Flotantes, floating ...

Lake Titicaca; where pigs float and men knit, Puno - Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca; where pigs float and men knit

A travel blog entry by juliasussams

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Puno is a fairly non descript town - really only popular because it is the base of trips both onto Lake Titicaca and to get to the Bolivian border. We were here for both. Titicaca means Puma Rock in Quechua.  Because apparently the ...

El famoso Lago Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

El famoso Lago Titicaca

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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Pîctures coming ...

Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by lozhan

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... night it definitely was an experience we will never forget and we will always be grateful. Another REALLY slow boat ride across Lake Titicaca and we arrived at the famous floating islands where we spent some time meeting some of the locals that live on ...

Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... the highest navigable lake in the world. Some say that's a load of bollocks but whatever, when you're travelling from Peru to Bolivia (or vice versa) Lake Titicaca is a handy place to cross the border and it'd be rude not to check out the islands on the ...

Indian Jill Travels Back in Time, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Indian Jill Travels Back in Time

A travel blog entry by indianajill

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... 36 foot charter boat, with an upper level viewing platform , as well as lower level seating, and seating inside the cabin.  Lake Titicaca is surrounded by mountains and the first few miles of the lake is covered in large reeds. More on the reeds ...

Lake Titicaca & The Floating Islands of Uros, Lake Titicaca & The Floating Islands of Uros, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca & The Floating Islands of Uros

A travel blog entry by k._and_j.

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Next morning we were spoilt with a fantastic sunrise over Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable sea on earth- 3800 m above sea level.  Our day plan was to go on the trip to the floating islands of Uros and then  catch the bus 6pm to ...

Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by cjsceats

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In all we spent several days around and on Lake Titicaca, on both the Bolivian and Peruvian sides of the border. This huge lake (8300 square km) sits at an altitude of 3827m and is home to the Aymara, who still fish the lake and grow potatoes (which ...

Avoiding Northern Bolivia, Lake Titicaca and San Pedro de Atticama, Peru travel blog

Avoiding Northern Bolivia

A travel blog entry by amaway

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After the strain of walking the Inca Trail we headed for some light relief at Lake Titicaca. Unfortunately it wasn´t so easy. At Lake Titicaca we went on a 2 day boat trip. There are two permanently inhabited islands on the Peruvian side and we took the ...

Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by donne_0

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Okay, so... basically, I didn't go. The long and short of it was that I was constipated and in a whole lot of pain - I even cried! So I packed Hannah off, and spent the next day in bed watching Gilmore Girls and Two and a Half Men. I wish I'd ...

Off to the island dance, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Off to the island dance

A travel blog entry by snapz

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... was enough and it was time to move on. One of the other things I was really interested to see on my way through Peru was Lake Titicaca (apparently you´re supposed to cal it Titicala though according to our guide as Caca means toilet or poo, or something ...

Puno and Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Puno and Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by alistravels

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... the 3 wheeler tricycle variety to take us to the port to catch our boat for our overnight homestay on one of the islands. Lake Titicaca is the world's largest altitude of water and it is such an impressive sight. Its name means Mountain Cat ("Titi") ...

Lake Titicaca - on top of the world!, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca - on top of the world!

A travel blog entry by sueblueginger

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The bus journey from Cusco to Puno, on Lake Titicaca took us through mountains and plains with glimpses of llamas, sheep, cattle and little hairy pigs tethered on the sides of the road. There were poor mud brick villages , often having an amazing statue, ...

500 meters higher and sleeping on lake titicaca..., Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

500 meters higher and sleeping on lake titicaca...

A travel blog entry by lizrussosmells

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... of the lake started with a stop on one of the famous 'floating islands.' Basically, floating islands of the Uros people of Lake Titicaca are formed from compacted beds of totora reeds. The more shallow part lake has an incredible amount of reeds and they ...

stranded ocean, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

stranded ocean

A travel blog entry by ilovemonkeys

... she has been pretty sick from the altitude, poor wee pumpkin) set off for a 2 day adveture on the "high seas" of lake titicaca. uros: first stop were the uros, floating islands made entirely of reeds. it was wonderous. like nothing i have ever seen ...

Around the highest lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Around the highest lake in the world

A travel blog entry by melmax

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Lake Titicaca is is the highest navigable lake in the world (3600 mts. above sea level) and it is shared by Peru and Bolivia: as a Peruvian kid told us, "Titi" for Peru, "Caca" for Bolivia :-)...not sure english speaking people will ...

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