Majtas Hostal Turistico

Lambayeque 140, Puno, Peru | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Puno

Titicaca and Tornadoes

A travel blog entry by livtajim


Still appreciating comfortable beds and bathrooms after the Inca Trail. This morning we were heading to Uros, one of the floating islands on Lake Titcaca. The islands date from pre-Incan times and the Uros people speak Aymara. These islands are made of totora reeds and the top layer of reeds is regularly replaced as the ones on the bottom rot. The …

Puno by the Lake

A travel blog entry by jim.coates


The road to Puno climbs up behind Nevado Chachani and levels out on the altiplano at some 4,500 m, an area which is a huge National Reserve. It is so high the only animals around are vicuņa and alpaca and lonely shepherds in stone houses. The short grass highlands are beautiful, and treacherous. It was our luck to have fog catch us. It was wet and impenetrable and cold, and slowed traffic to a ...


A travel blog entry by maracuya


... yesterday, ate at the super tasty vegan restaurante for lunch, watched school kids throw each other into a geyser like fountain, soaking each other thoroughly, and browsed the markets, where we both picked up some nice alpaca jumpers. Today we are crossing the boarder into Bolivia and going to stay in Copacabana, renowned as a budget chillout spot before heading to La Paz for christmas

Ascending to a higher plain - Puno

A travel blog entry by sevenwhitedoves


... So proud of myself. It helped that the lake was calm and the boats didn't rock... The floating islands: memories: Eating reeds, the ground that moves, proud islander women, learning the island history, an embarrassing photo- looking like a fool in a costume that looks great on them, a ride in a beautiful boat made of reeds. A happy, chatty Brazilian tourist: I don't understand Portuguese and that doesn't ...

Island Hopping

A travel blog entry by mlhampton


... clambered on to this tiny island! It was so springy! There are 10 families on this island, with 35 people. We sat down in a semi circle, all facing a man who was the president of this island. He demonstrated how they make the island, and gave us a little scaled down model. When the root part reaches a height of over 1m the island then floats. He then stripped down the plant so that we could eat the inner white part! It tasted a little bit like celery but a lot ...


This hostel, located on Lambayeque 140, Puno, is near Waynapicchu, Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway, and Urubamba Weavers' Route.
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