Travel Blogs from Uros, Peru

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

Reed Islands

A travel blog entry by chowie

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Pounding on the door, the homestay "alpha male" woke us from a deep sleep. We enjoyed pancakes and some mint-like tea, and then made our way to the waterfront - with Aleja leading the way. We said our thanks and goodbye, and then boarded our boat. ...

Local islands for Local people (or tourists), Uros and Amantani Islands, Peru travel blog

Local islands for Local people (or tourists)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... lake in the blazing sunshine. For the first 20 mins or so went through reeds before arriving at the first of the reed islands. Uros or the reed islands of which they are many are all man-made but are very stable. They are basically made from reed ...

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 being ...

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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... the highest countries in the world and also one of the poorest in South America, Bolivia. Our Highlights of Peru People. Empire. Rambling. Uros. The people of Peru have been great. In a country with so many tourists, you'd expect the people ...

One day with the Uros... on floating islands, Uros, Peru travel blog

One day with the Uros... on floating islands

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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The Uros have been living on floating islands in the Puno's bay, on Lake Titikaka, for hundreds of years.  The Uros communities live on many floating islands on which 5 to 6 families live and share house building, food preparation, children ...

Los URos, Los Uros, Peru travel blog

Los URos

A travel blog entry by askalicia.com

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Uros & Taquile Islands - Lake Titicaca, Uros & Taquile Islands, Peru travel blog

Uros & Taquile Islands - Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by rebecca.mcneal

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Squishy islands and terrible food..., Uros Floating Islands and Puno, Peru travel blog

Squishy islands and terrible food...

A travel blog entry by richardandfiona

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... a lift to Puno with us on the boat (more on that later), we headed back out onto the lake towards the Uros floating islands. The floating islands are part natural, part man made, the local communities using naturally occurring totora reed beds and then ...

La Islas Flotantes / The Floating Islands, Los Uros, Peru travel blog

La Islas Flotantes / The Floating Islands

A travel blog entry by askalicia.com

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day of fortunate events, Islas de los uros, Bolivia travel blog

day of fortunate events

A travel blog entry by eskimostephie

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6am start - breakfast and off again, bags packed for trip to the floating reed islands of uros on lake titicaca. i had arranged, or so id thought, for a tour at 7am. so me being me, was on time dead on for 7 at the office down the road. unfortuantely my ...

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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... ; We gave our luggage in storage (again), went to the pier and boarded our boat bringing us to the floating islands of the Uros. Honestly, it is absolutely shocking to see the sheer numbers of tourist boats. And we were even more shocked to see, that at ...

Islands islands everywhere, Uros - Amantani - Taquille, Peru travel blog

Islands islands everywhere

A travel blog entry by davidandem

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... 1 - Islas Flotantes: First stop on our trip was the Islas Flotantes (floating islands). These islands are made by the indiginous Uros people out of reeds harvested from the shallow parts of the lake. It is believed that the islands were first made by ...

Floating Souvenir Stalls, Puno and The Uros Islands, Peru travel blog

Floating Souvenir Stalls

A travel blog entry by edc

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... in Puno - which to be fair was probably enough. The reason for being there was to visit the floating reed islands of the Uros indians on Lake Titicaca. It was rubbish. We bundled on to a motor boat - after having been instructed to buy pencils, fruit ...

Floating Island and more, Isle of Uros, Peru travel blog

Floating Island and more

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... 10 minutes as they had left 3 people behind. After collecting these people we made our way to the “Floating Islands of Uros”. This tribe is no longer pure bred but have been inhabiting these islands for hundreds of years, they first moved a ...

Apr 01, 2011, Isla De Uros, Peru travel blog

Apr 01, 2011

A travel blog entry by monikaitomek

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Uros Islands, Uros Islands, Peru travel blog

Uros Islands

A travel blog entry by imcgrath

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... many side dishes including some brown rice mixture, sweet potatoes, mash potatoes, steamed veggies, french fries and roasted potatoes (Peru has something like a million different potatoes growing there).We had a few more glass of the vino tinto ...

Oct 29, 2010, Uros, Peru travel blog

Oct 29, 2010

A travel blog entry by leannecromie

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Island time, Uros and Amantani Islands, Peru travel blog

Island time

A travel blog entry by steffeff

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... : You will ply the waters of the gringo trail, but will soon understand why. We first visited the some of the Uros Islands available to the public. The floating islands are constructed of root masses and reeds. Traditional lifestyle of fishing persists ...

Walking on Water, Isla Flotantes of Uros, Peru travel blog

Walking on Water

A travel blog entry by josh_mike

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... boat was filled, mostly with French unfortunately, who turned out to be a pain in the arse, we left for Islas Flotantes of Uros. Not at any great speed we must add, the engine alternator, ignition and several other wires were pulled from within the unit ...

Mar 16, 2008, Uros, Peru travel blog

Mar 16, 2008

A travel blog entry by petora.n

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In Kristins words `We can touch the clouds!!!!`, Puno, Uros, Amantani, Peru travel blog

In Kristins words `We can touch the clouds!!!!`

A travel blog entry by tfrazer

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... in the childrens version of taking a poop - we learned this from our `not so funny`tour guide).  We took a boat to Uros - a floating island community comprised of 3 islands that are each less than 600 square feet, ate reeds (yes, the plants ...

Lake, Uros, Peru travel blog

Lake

A travel blog entry by hannaha

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... 's difficult to comprehend how huge this lake is - we were on the boat for 2.5 hours and only scratched the surface! We visited Uros, the floating islands made of reeds, which is kind of like walking on a springy mattress, and had a ride in their ...

Lake Titicaca, Isla Uros, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by badgers07

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Islas Uros, Islas Uros, Peru travel blog

Islas Uros

A travel blog entry by emeline.d

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Excursion obligatoire pour visiter l'ile. Nous prenons un bateau de Puno pour y aller et l nous arrivons sur une ile bidon, reconstituee pour presenter la vie des habitants aux touristes. Nous avons le droit une explication de comment ils chassent ...

Floating Islands, Uros, Peru travel blog

Floating Islands

A travel blog entry by mathgirl07

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Apr 28, 2013, Puno & Isla Uros, Peru travel blog

Apr 28, 2013

A travel blog entry by garethwyn

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Eating guinea pigs and being pretentious, Uros, Peru travel blog

Eating guinea pigs and being pretentious

A travel blog entry by footloose_steve

... us as part of the traditional scene and we were photographed quicker than Garry Glitter snaps the local primary school. After leaving Peru we went around Lake Titicaca and into Bolivia.  According to Inca legend, Isla del Sol is the birthplace of ...

A Fourth of July Floating on Lake Titicaca, Uros Islands, Peru travel blog

A Fourth of July Floating on Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by laurenandgrant

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... of life, the construction of the islands, and how they actively preserve their resources for generations to come. The ancient Uros people predate the Incan empire. They live on constructed islands made of living tortora reeds, that float around the lake. ...

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