Travel Blogs from Puno, Peru

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Walking on water, Puno, Peru travel blog

Walking on water

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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To get from Copacabana to Puno meant leaving Bolivia behind and crossing the border into Peru.  The border crossing was very odd, as it was pretty much just an unguarded road with a small village on either side which locals seemed to wander between ...

Building Friendships on Titicaca, Lake Titacaca, Peru travel blog

Building Friendships on Titicaca

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... work well without really paying much attention to the tour schedule.  We got up in the morning from our luxurious hotel in Puno, bags packed and knew we were headed to Lake Titicaca.  When the tour guide arrived she looked in horror at the size ...

Puno - Worth a pass, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno - Worth a pass

A travel blog entry by florby

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... out for dinner near the central market just 5 mins away and had a good bowl of chicken noodles for 3.50soles, followed by the awesome Mazamorra dessert by the street 1.50soles, and three scoops of ice cream 1.50s. Desperately need a workout now. Puno, ...

Off to Puno - barely..., Puno, Peru travel blog

Off to Puno - barely...

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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... there was a yellow sign with a recognizable picture of a speed bump.  Just as we were approaching the Bolivia/Peru border crossing (doing maybe 140km/85mph) I noticed a different sign on the side of the road...something about "velocidad"  ...

Peru Pictures, Puno, Peru travel blog

Peru Pictures

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Here are some pictures from our various stops around ...

Uros and Taquile - Tourist Traps, Puno, Peru travel blog

Uros and Taquile - Tourist Traps

A travel blog entry by florby

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... , no major attraction, and insane tourist scamming prices. Back to Puno, went to have the local roasted chicken, which tasted awesome and relatively cheap: just $5 for 1/4 chicken. Had my final bowl of Mazamorra after and went back to the hotel. Puno, ...

Puno and Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno and Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... a bus heading towards Copocabana and the Bolivian Border. With the bus to Bolivia, comes the end of my time in Peru. Such a diverse country, Rainforests, world heritage sites like Machu Picchu and Chan Chan, Inca trails, Lake Titicaca, deserts, beautiful ...

Reed Islands, Puno and the Uros Islands, Peru travel blog

Reed Islands

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... ever visited". Id agree, but would have to rank the Scarecrow Farm on Cape Breton Island as being even more bizarre. We arrived in Puno around 1pm. Thankfully we had a free afternoon. After being on the go for so long, I felt I just needed to take ...

Poncho Dancing, Amantani Island, Peru travel blog

Poncho Dancing

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... much of their traditional culture. Their style of dress and their culture are quite a bit different than the rest of Peru. Its amazing what isolationism can do to ones culture. Wheezing and puffing and panting... we started our ascent up the ...

Islas Flotantes, Puno, Peru travel blog

Islas Flotantes

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... my finger on what it is about these Israeli girls that makes them look so different. We walk a few hundred metres into Peru. Following a tip from a sober Frenchman who had travelled for many years in South America, I have listed my occupation on the ...

Do you know the way to Puno?, Puno, Peru travel blog

Do you know the way to Puno?

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... wouldnt take long before Id get up and abandon the herd. Arrived in Puno and was afforded a gorgeous view of Lake Titicaca with the surprisingly sprawling city of Puno in the foreground. Lastly on the agenda tonight, I believe its guinea pig ...

Puno and Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno and Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... oh well.. nowhere is perfect I guess...hee We left Cusco bright an early for a 6 hour bus trip via Peru's highest point.   So 6 hours to Puno which is close to the border of Bolivia and sits at the edge of Lake Titicaca, the world's ...

Puno to Pisco, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno to Pisco

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Overnight in Puno - best Hotel of the trip, on to Pisco Market and then further on to Ollantaytambo.  Buffet lunch in a beautiful ...

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

Circumnavigating the lake!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... massive and is a beautiful deep blue colour which is a great contrast to the snow covered mountains in the distance. Arrived in Puno early afternoon (clocks gone back an hour here we realised after a few hours!) and found a nice hotel for 35 Soles a ...

Journey's End, Lake Titikaka, Peru travel blog

Journey's End

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... to Moquegua as the second, but was much longer as it later branched east taking a flatter route before turning north to Puno. Another gradual uphill between Tacna and Moquegua We narrowed the options to the second and third, so headed out of ...

Last Day in Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Last Day in Puno

A travel blog entry by dane

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... and Bev was kind of enough to treat me to an extravagant dinner at a restaurant that accepted credit cards. There are only 4 places in Peru that take plastic, so it's a big deal. I had a four course meal and Bev had a nice soup and Lasagna, the whole ...

Rock of the Puma, Puno, Peru travel blog

Rock of the Puma

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... at 281 m * 25 rivers, mostly from Peru, flow into the lake and a small outlet leaves the lake at Desaguadero on the Bolivia-Peru border, which is only 5% of the inflow with the rest lost in evaporation. * The lake is the remnant of a vast area of ...

Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... was stopping in Puno for a few hours, we decided to pay them a visit. We put our bags in the Tour Peru bus company office in Puno. From there, the company provided a mini bus to the port where we got a ferry to the islands. The floating ...

Floating Islands in Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Floating Islands in Puno

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... travel companion. The next leg of the trip was sure to be exciting. Quantifiable Summary Bus from Arequipa to Puno (Flores, 15 soles/$5, 5 hours) Sleep at Posada Real (15 soles/$5) Floating Islands/Amantani/Taquile tour, including everything (60 ...

Lake Monkey Poo, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Monkey Poo

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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... is Si, Claro! and as per most of the time, it works and im tucked up in an empty dorm before I can say gracias. Puno is cold, really cold: I ended up spending most of the day tucked under all the covers id pulled of the empty beds to try and ...

Homestay on the beautiful Lake Titicaca!, Puno, Peru travel blog

Homestay on the beautiful Lake Titicaca!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... the kids on the bus, but who cares this is peru!! To be fair the comment that previous travellers said was fairly accurate of Puno. All the buildings are a dirty brown and all are unfinished. The streets are dusty and narrow with no room to walk and dodge ...

The Islands of Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

The Islands of Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by dane

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... enjoying the views the mountain provided. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and is shared by Peru and Bolivia. We left from Puno on the Peruvian side. There are a number of islands and the coast line is beautiful. It is all ...

Floating Isle of Uros, Uros, Peru travel blog

Floating Isle of Uros

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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Today we took a boat out to Uros Island, famous for being a floating island, built entirely out of reeds, which grow abundantly throughout Lake Titicaca. It was very interesting to see how these people lived, and still do today, with some islands ...

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... we were in Italy or some Mediterranean island, rather than in the middle of South America.  From Isla Taquile we headed back to Puno arriving late afternoon.  In the evening, as it was our last night in Peru, we pushed the boat out and went out ...

Crossed Legs and a Headache, Puno, Peru travel blog

Crossed Legs and a Headache

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... rest of the ride Rick wouldn't allow her to read her book or eat anything in case they thought her a fraud. Eventually arriving in Puno we quickly found a hotel and wandered off the find out why all the flags were at half mast. Turns out an ...

Postscript, Lake Titikaka, Peru travel blog

Postscript

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... be found in Venezuela - at last he has found the heat which we found so elusive! He's from South Africa you know. Patagonia to Peru was an amazing experience for us both. It was so tough, but what a fantastic experience and a privilege to be able to ...

On the road to Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

On the road to Puno

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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On the road to ...

Well be back Bolivia - Hello Peru, Puno, Peru travel blog

Well be back Bolivia - Hello Peru

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... includes free drinks and lunch). We decided to do this instead of the overnight direct bus because we aren't actually seeing much of Peru, just Puno & Cusco, so this lets us see a bit more. We then booked a trip out to the Uros Reed Islands for ...

A trip across to the reed islands, Puno, Peru travel blog

A trip across to the reed islands

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... accommodation if you wanted to stay overnight. It was all pretty cool. We then sailed back to the mainland and had a walk around Puno. It's a really nice town actually and not just there for the Reed Islands. In the evening, we chilled in front of the ...

Small break at Titicaca Lake, Puno, Peru travel blog

Small break at Titicaca Lake

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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It wasnt as cold. The flowting icelands are ...

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