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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Balsa Puno
Stayed here with a group tour and the staff was very accommodating as we had leave our big bags and allowed us to do so in the room. When we returned only a few of us had to change rooms. Beds are very comfy and warm, bathrooms clean and lots of hot water.
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Puno is a city in southeastern Peru, located on the shore of Lake Titicaca. There is less than 3km of flat land between the shores and the foothills, which has caused the growing city to continue to expand upwards onto the hillsides. Similar to La Paz, it is the poorer community that live upon the steep hills. The locals make a living raising …
... for me to get the camera out. You sit for half an hour with it poised and then as soon as you put it away something flashes into sight. Hence also no photos of vicuna on this trip.
Max told us that the campesinos - the people who herd llamas and alpacas for their wool and meat - earn about 100 Soles (22GBP - no Pound symbols on these S American keyboards; and you can only get the @ sign by a combination of Left 'Alt' + 6 + 4). The supplement it by bartering goods ...
... about 25mins to reach the islands and the island we went to housed 7 families a total of 25 adults and children. We were guven a deminstration of how they form the islands, what they eat, day to day life and history of the islands. We were then taken by a member of the island who showed us in their house (all made from reeds also) then shown handicrafts made by the ladies if we wanted to purchase anything (got a handmade embroided ...
... against the government not coming up with the funds for a new school. Two and a half hours later, I finally managed to bribe one of the local residents beside where our minivan was parked with 2 soles to use her toilet. We travelled through the city of Juliaca, which is the meca of the north for the smuggling and cocaine trafficking. What a filthy seedy cesspit of a city which has the only airport we leave from ...