Travel Blogs from Puno, Peru

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More Stomach bugs and Floating Islands, Puno, Peru travel blog

More Stomach bugs and Floating Islands

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... head out a day later ( she has now fully recoverd so don't worry Min). Eventually, after a very pretty journey we arrived at Puno although we did have to go through one of the most desolate and bleak looking cities in the world that is Juliaca. In Puno ...

Life on a floating island, Puno, Peru travel blog

Life on a floating island

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... into an actual bed by 6.30am.  Needless to say we didn’t get up until lunch time!   Puno is the gateway to Lake Titicaca on the Peru side so obviously our main reason for being there was to visit the islands.  As our next stop ...

In the Land of Fluff, Puno, Peru travel blog

In the Land of Fluff

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... Lake Titicaca fish, as well as an alpaca pizza. We have really enjoyed Andean cuisine; much of it is considered "novoandina," though Peru has a long history of fusion between Andean, Spanish, Asian and African cooking. All of it is delicious. We then went ...

Still exploring the fantastic lake, Taquile and Puno, Peru travel blog

Still exploring the fantastic lake

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... of the terraces and the lake back to the boat managing to avoid buying any jewelery on the way down. Another 3 hours back to Puno before we left the lakeside and headed to the bus station to buy our tickets for Cusco tomorrow (half the price than ...

Back to the Roots of the Incas, Puno, Peru travel blog

Back to the Roots of the Incas

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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Hmm, Puno reminded us a bit of Lima... not our favourite so far, shall we say??? Not much to say about Puno really, just like a much smaller version of Lima. Not a lot to see or do, and a lot of poverty. The Roots of the Incas tour started here in ...

Bus life, Puno, Peru travel blog

Bus life

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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8 hours on a bus and decided to make an overnight stop at Puno to visit a certain establishment which shall remain a secret till we are bribed with cash when we will reveal why to you, in a coded e-mail. Cooper Out love Dan & ...

The Islands of Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

The Islands of Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... and the largest on the lake.  The locals here get by on subsistence agriculture and by importing food from the city of Puno.  The air is quite thin and it's difficult to climb the many hills without breathing hard.  I'm traveling with Lisa ...

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

Hace frio!!!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... be true, but I still want to see them, as I missed them the last time I was here (I find it funny that I have been to Puno twice, but never to cities like Rome, Barcelona or Prague). And as I said, it's freezing cold here. In fact it's been mostly cold ...

The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... . Since the Inca times they have continued to survive on the lake by fishing, hunting birds and trading with the locals in Puno. The islands themselves are constructed out the the roots from  Totora reeds. The uros build blocks from the roots, tied, ...

Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... someone PLEASE buy this game for me on DVD so I can watch it on my return to Perth on Christmas Day. The Australians here in Peru tried desperately to get it shown live at the Irish Pub in Cusco but failed. And given that I went out with JulioŽs ...

Puno - Floating Islands, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno - Floating Islands

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... - at least we weren't alone in wondering what the journey ahead would hold. Luckily we all managed to cross the Bolivia/Peru border, getting our passports stamped at the immigration offices on either side, without too much trouble. We were then piled in ...

The start of Lake Titicaca and The Floating Island, Puno, Peru travel blog

The start of Lake Titicaca and The Floating Island

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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Hi all, Our last stop in Peru was Puno which is a port town on Lake Titicaca to visit Islas Flotantes (the floating islands) of the Uros people. The islands are built using layers of the buoyant totora reeds that grow in Lake Titicaca. The floating ...

A lake called Titicaca & land you can cut in half, Puno, Peru travel blog

A lake called Titicaca & land you can cut in half

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... ready for their hike here by buying supplies and equipment in Cusco. Others like me eat more than they should (because food in Peru is relatively cheap and I tell myself that I need the extra calories for the long trek) and shop for computer equipment ...

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... islands in reed huts behind their handicraft stalls. We spent a few hours visiting these incredible islands before heading back to Puno and eating a delicious trout lunch which is a delicacy in these parts. We shopped until we dropped at the handicraft ...

New Year's Greetings from Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

New Year's Greetings from Puno

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... variety of other disciplines trained by the project are now working in responsible positions in the agricultural scientific community throughout Peru, but it was a delight to be shown around the Salcedo facilities by Vidal Apaza, a young agronomist whom ...

Sacred Titi, Puno, Peru travel blog

Sacred Titi

A travel blog entry by easties

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... the girls in the group had a good giggle knowing that he was available. Nearly three hours later the boat arrived back in Puno - celebrations still going on - and after a slightly quieter night we set off to cross the border into Bolivia. We drove ...

Lago Titicaca:Island Hopping @ Copacabana and Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lago Titicaca:Island Hopping @ Copacabana and Puno

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... in Bolivia.    The border crossing was stress-free and our driver even found us a cheap and nice hotel here in Puno, PeruPuno is much bigger than Copa but also really nice and right on the shore of the Lake.  We decided to take ...

Lake Titicaca - Puno, Peru., Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca - Puno, Peru.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... this Inca stone paths and ruins and the island takes your breathe away. The following day after our lake visit we looked around Puno and climbed some lookouts to get some fantastic views of the Lake and the Bolivian mountains in the distance. Then back to ...

Nicks and Nacks on Floating Islands, Puno, Peru travel blog

Nicks and Nacks on Floating Islands

A travel blog entry by irax

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... , firstly I asked if this was the right bus to Puno and when weŽd arrive. He looked a little confused and repeated the word "Puno" as if heŽd never heard it before. He then started counting on his fingers to try and work out when weŽd arrive. I thought ...

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

Water Water Water

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Saturday April 23rd 2005 Caught the 8.30 bus to Puno, having seriously overpaid for it before the Inka Trail - at $20 rather than maybe $7-8. Bus climbs high, to 4300m, where there is vegetation and Llamas and sheep, and then travel through the ...

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by brendanlarkin

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... with these remarkable indians who were going to impress me and the rest of my group so much on the Inca Trail. We sailed back to Puno and took an overnight bus to Cusco. All I will say is that Cusco must be the closest thing to a modern Babylonia as ...

Ariquepa - On Fire, Ariquepa, Peru travel blog

Ariquepa - On Fire

A travel blog entry by catters

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dancing in the streets...., Puno, Peru travel blog

dancing in the streets....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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It's been a good three days here in Puno, Peru.  It's the festival of Candlemas, or here it's called the Virgin de la Candelaria Festival.  Big religious festival...lots of walking the Virgin around on a platform and pouring flower petals all ...

Celebrations on the worlds highest lake!, Puno, Peru travel blog

Celebrations on the worlds highest lake!

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... it serves as the main entry point to the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca which is divided, 60/40 between Peru and Bolivia.   We'd arrived in Puno together with Donna and Susan who had been with us on the Inca Trail who were co-indecently also ...

Lake Titicaca, Puno and......, Puno, the coldest place on earth right now!!, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca, Puno and......

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... of time (see pics and youŽll agree we think). Moving onwards to more southerly places........... First we had to stay in Puno on the lakes edge with a touristy feel. We unfortunately or fortunately met Helen a young aussie who had just been mugged a ...

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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Towers of the dead, Puno, Peru travel blog

Towers of the dead

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... sites involve death.  I donŽt know why.  TheyŽre just down with that.  Sillustani is a short drive from Puno and consists of giant burial towers that rise out of the rather desolate landscape and can be seen for kilometers.  ...

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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... boat tour.  A few moments later, we ended up on San Pedro Island, the last stop before our colectivo (boat ride) returned to Puno.  There on San Pedro, my sister and I were invited to stay over.  As sleeping on one of the islands was in ...

Machu Picchu - devastated, Puno, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu - devastated

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... to the rich grass. Lynn had to jam on her brakes to avoid a collision. After travelling 163 kilometers we decided to rest up in Puno, Peru, an attractive town on the lake which just happened to be having a big parade that afternoon. We walked down to the ...

Homestay......, Puno, Peru travel blog

Homestay......

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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The hectic pace continues and we arrive in Puno which is a bustling town.... we book a trip on Lake Titticaca to visit the floating uros islands and a homestay with a family on Amantini island.... unfortunately the day dawns and the weather is bleak- not ...

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