Hostal Los Uros
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... ordinary dinner with the group, the least impressive so far. The food is much more expensive here, as is everything. But I guess it's a lot more touristy as it is the gateway to the lake. The newbies seem nice. Chris is feeling somewhat threatened as there's 2 new Aussie boys who also have large appetites. So it seems Chris now has some competition to contend with with regards to snaffling the girls leftovers at ...
... so far!
"But there are no steps to go up" they said. True- it’s
just half an hour’s walk up a long steep path, which took us around 45 minutes
with regular stops.
Needless to say, the acclimatised local people stride on
past us in a relaxed fashion, but for us it was hard work.
Christine brought a bracelet ...
... and their children, and we were on our way to Taquile, our next island stop. Lots of chattering on board about our previous night's stay. It was a very humbling experience.
We arrived at Taquile mid morning, with promises from Junior that the steep hill in front of us was not as taxing as the previous day's. We only had to negotiate the first half, then we traversed across the island on a level path. Thank goodness, I don't think I could ...
... the day on a balcony bar watching sunset with a beer before heading back to the hostel for a DIY dinner of spaghetti. The next day we had a wander round town again before getting a bus to Puno - the border town of Peru and Bolivia on Lake Titicaca - the worlds highest altitude lake. When we left Arequipa it had been beautiful sunshine but arriving in puno at 7pm in denim hot pants was not such a great idea especially seeing the locals wrapped up in duffel coats. It's chilly ...
... m still glad we went, I'm glad when we do anything as it's always an experience, but it wasn't one of the best things we've done. It's difficult really - if things weren't for tourists then we wouldn't be able to do them but at the same time tourism can really spoil these things.
Never mind - we caught the boat back, grabbed our bags and headed to the bus station to catch the night bus to Cusco.