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TravelPod Member ReviewsTawantinsuyu Inn Puno
Small hostel that had a clean room and hot water, but most of the staff was unfriendly and unhelpful in terms of information about how to do things around the lake, etc. Small, uncomfortable bed
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... of Lake Titicaca rather than visiting a pre-Inca burial site as our itinerary indicated. That can wait he proposes, for the return journey when we've perhaps acclimatized somewhat to the altitude
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... at 6 am in the morning for a 5 hour bus ride to Colca Canyon.
The range of Pharmaceuticals is more limited in Peru but fortunately we had brought a supply from Mexico City. Today we needed to replenish one and so Barry did a 2 hour 6 pharmacy tour of the city and returned with 2 options. One of them was relatively expensive and was a drug we had never used before - but no problem - they opened the box and sold us 1/2 ...
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... he made it. They stayed with him the whole time, waited with him when he had to rest, and helped him back down the hill. He calls them his saviors. These first photos are of the climb up. These arches are everywhere along the trail. Also you can see how they terrace the land in order to plant things. Otherwise you could not raise crops on hills this steep.
Our alarm was set for 4am but there was a banging at 3am which woke us. Whether it was a donkey kicking the door, a dog running into it or maybe fruit dropped out a tree onto the roof, we'll never know and we won't get the sleep back either.
Paul and the chef had been busy in the kitchen and breakfast was ...