Travel Blogs from Puno, Peru

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Practically Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Practically Puno

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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We got to Puno and rented a boat to take us on tour of this side of Lake Titicaca (about a two hour ride). The Belgium ladies, Mimi & Valerie were still with us, and so was Benni. Lake Titicaca was beautiful, the sun was shining, and the locals were ...

If I see another set of stone steps ..., Puno, Peru travel blog

If I see another set of stone steps ...

A travel blog entry by little_lisa

... at 8am this morning (with no air conditioning and lots of cracked windows) and headed across a baking hot desert type highway for 6 hours to Puno, on the shores of lake titicaca. Tomorrow we head out to the lake to stay with a local family and do some ...

Floating Islands, Puno, Peru travel blog

Floating Islands

A travel blog entry by our_oyster

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... and getting to see the islands themselves but the rest of it we could have passed on. At this point, we are really ready to leave Peru. Tomorrow we catch a short bus ride to the Bolivian side of the lake to the town of ...

Titicacasee, Puno, Peru travel blog

Titicacasee

A travel blog entry by tobikaroperu

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Heute am fruehen Nachmittag sind wir nach einer 6-stuendigen Busfahrt durch eine beindruckende Landschaft in Puno angekommen, unserem Ausgangspunkt fuer die naechsten Tage. Der Titicacasee ist 3800 m hoch und damit der hoechste schiffbare See der Erde! Es ...

The floating islands of Uros, Puno, Peru travel blog

The floating islands of Uros

A travel blog entry by hastie_gringo

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On our last day in Bolivia we met a guy with a sad story. Shoeshine guy is from Nazca, Peru and his friends told him the place to make money was Copacabana, Bolivia because it was full of tourists. He had been there 3 months and spent the last 5 days ...

Back again, Puno, Peru travel blog

Back again

A travel blog entry by paul-charlotte

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We have returned on bus the way we came, it´s much much cheeper and you get to see lots of the Lake.   We book our onwards ticket to Cusco for tomorrow ALL in Spanish !!!!! which we are pleased about.  We are trying to catch up with the ...

Titicaca lake, Puno, Peru travel blog

Titicaca lake

A travel blog entry by riege

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... , navigable lake at about 3800m.a.s.l. The lake lies on the border of Bolivia and Peru and is 8300 square kilometres big.  Puno is in Peru and that is where we stopped for the night. For dinner I tried one of the Peruvian foods called Ceviche, ...

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by whereisdan

... a couple of weeks before packing my bags again. From Lima it was another 19 hours on a bus to the southeast corner of Peru, where I managed to make it across the border in a shared taxi, despite falling prey to a mysterious illness, with headache, ...

Peru's Islands on Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Peru's Islands on Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by kirsty.md

... island to the main port where our boat now was. Back on the boat we have settled in for a 2 and a half hour journey back to Puno. Some parts of the day were quite interesting but it was clear a lot of it was focused on getting lots of money out of all ...

Peru, Puno / Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Peru, Puno / Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by ninaholidays

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Sun 14.9.08: Peru, Puno PERSONAL: Apart from being the gateway to Lake Titicaca, there is very little of attractions in Puno (for me, the most memorable is finding the hidden gem of a cafe next to the Cathedral - they housed so many coffee ...

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

Yet another shithole!!!!!

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... valley at approximately 3900 metres. The roads as normal were lined with dumped rubbish and it was a pretty dull day. Arriving into Puno about 3pm our worst fears were realised and as we were prewarned it was a complete shithole. Probably the worst one ...

Taquile, Puno and Sillustani, Taquile and Puno, Peru travel blog

Taquile, Puno and Sillustani

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

The next day we were on our way to Puno and Peru. It was a beautiful 4 hour bus journey passing along the lake shore and watching the Peruvians working hard in their colourful fields. Our arrival in Peru was made easy by our bus conductor who had a hotel ...

On the shores of Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

On the shores of Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by chalmersfamily

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... and Rachel even got a go at paddling the boat! The baby condor was 16 months old and already huge. When we got back to Puno the streets were crowded as it was a National Day with parades and celebrations. The idea was for us to have a quick lunch ...

I would walk 500 miles..., Puno, Peru travel blog

I would walk 500 miles...

A travel blog entry by izademo

... allés prendre dun douche et on a tous soupé ensemble... c;était sympa... c quand meme moche qu'on ne puisse plus se revoir... Enfin! Puno JE suis maintenant a Puno, a cote du lac titicaca. Il fait frette pis ya pas de chauffage... Mais c quand ...

Reeds and Shaving cream, Puno, Peru travel blog

Reeds and Shaving cream

A travel blog entry by frankandamanda

... impossible, it's quite easy just to pick up a house and move it. After we had finished our visit there, we went back to Puno for a nap and then headed out to the Carnaval Festival. There was a parade that consisted of dancers in bright costumes. If went ...

Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno

A travel blog entry by will.traveller

  Alarm goes off way too early. Morning bus to Puno. I have good conversations in Spanish with a local businessman and with a Spanish couple.   In Puno I run into Rick from Huaraz. In 5 minutes he is leaving for Copacabana. He is traveling ...

Lago Boobypoopoo, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lago Boobypoopoo

A travel blog entry by cannonballs

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... "old" culture was represented by the Quechua speaking people and their protests to make Quechua the official language of Peru.  Their traditional clothing stood out amongst the typical European style dress; bright colors, native patterns, funny ...

the islands of Lake Titikaka, Puno, Peru travel blog

the islands of Lake Titikaka

A travel blog entry by linzstoker

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The boat left early Saturday morning. There were about twenty people on my tour: Irish, French, German, Austrian, and Peruvian. It was a fun group. Our first stop was the Uros Islands. They are these floating masses of tortora reeds. The people ...

Arequipa - Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Arequipa - Puno

A travel blog entry by cyb

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Visite du couvent Santa-Catalina de Arequipa - une ville dans la ville Bus de Arequipa à ...

Puno, Peru, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno, Peru

A travel blog entry by zoeclares

... the available hostels, most of which were tucked down dark, damp alleyways with small hand-scrawled signs. We needn´t have worried as Puno turned out to be wonderfully safe and welcoming and our hostel was not only ridiculously cheap but run by a super ...

Island life and reed boats!, Taquile, Peru travel blog

Island life and reed boats!

A travel blog entry by cazza_macca

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... get out!  The interesting thing about dinner the night before was the conversation we had with Max about differences between Peru and western culture.  The subject of Christmas came up and the way in which we celebrate it is radically ...

Day 42 – Turistico Bus, Puno, Peru travel blog

Day 42 – Turistico Bus

A travel blog entry by saseau

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... on all the other cultures that followed. Our time was short and we were sono back in the bus. The final destination is Puno, a beautiful city on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We splurged a little on our hotel, but justified the additional cost because of ...

Nuevo dia, nuevo pais!, Puno, Peru travel blog

Nuevo dia, nuevo pais!

A travel blog entry by andygarland

... bus journey was great.  Two hours of skirting the banks of Titicaca, passing through small villages and farming communities.  Peru already seems more affluent than Bolivia, but it´s hard to say, thus far... Puno certainly looks a fun, bustling ...

Lake Titikaka - nomen est omen...., Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titikaka - nomen est omen....

A travel blog entry by es_rossi

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Aus Verzweiflung hat es mich dann schnell auf den See rausgetrieben, wo ich mir die 3 Inseln ansehen wollte. In witziger Begleitung wir sich rausstellen sollte. 2 Russen kamen an Board und die- wie alle aus ihrem Land ziehen wie immer voellig ...

Puno, Peru, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno, Peru

A travel blog entry by salsals

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We had caught the bus early in the morning so that we could stop off in Puno for the, the Peruvian side of the Lake, and do a tour to the floating Islands.  When we got to the bus station we booked it with a lady there and headed into to town for ...

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by will.traveller

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... most convenient way to visit is by an inexpensive and well-run guided tour, arranged by one of several travel agencies in Puno. Although it is possible to arrange independent travel, the low cost and easy organization of group travel don't encourage it. ...

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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... adrift. Slightly more significant than being unfriended on Facebook.  The shallow reed beds in the peninsula outside Puno are vast, and there are communities much further out that want no interaction with tourists; they live on the ...

Today is a Travellin´Day, Puno, Peru travel blog

Today is a Travellin´Day

A travel blog entry by srossb1971

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... travel today, as we make our way from Cusco to Puno.  This is a 7 hour trip, leaving Cusco about 8am and getting into Puno about 330.  We took a public bus, but far from the image of chickens running up and down the asile and locals hanging off ...

The floating islands, Puno, Peru travel blog

The floating islands

A travel blog entry by amyabroad

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... ever visited!  Before we left the island, we got to take a short ride in one of the reed boats. After returning to Puno, I decided to spend the afternoon doing an optional tour to see some pre-Inca ruins at Sillustani, about an hour outside of ...

Puno, the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno, the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by gypsylifestyle

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We finally got on the right bus and made it to Puno, Peru! It was a nice ride along the banks of Lake Titicaca. The town was a nice size, not too big or too small. We found a nice hostel close to the main square and pedestrian walkway, the only problem ...

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