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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 …
... thinkers—thinkers stuffed with dangerous historical comparisons, who understood economics, who had insight into human nature through literary studies, who were made stoical or consensus-resistant by philosophy and religion, and given confidence and competence through liberal doses of duty, responsibility, and experience.
The appearance of Cardinal Principles signaled the triumph of forces which had been working since the 1890s to break the hold ...
... on the western shore of Lake Titicaca. In many respects, Puno is similar to Juliaca and its economy also benefits from its closeness to the Bolivian border. One very noticeable feature of the city though is that virtually none of its houses appear to be finished. Jose explains that homeowners have to save the cash needed to build a house. They'll build one level but include the infrastructure needed to add additional levels when they've saved the necessary cash. Few people want ...
... underpinned by either plastic or tin sheeting. Inside the brick/cement shack was a series of long, plain tables and one corner was given over to a 'shop' such as went out of fashion in rural Ireland in the early 50s. It was situated just past Paso Patapampo which is at 4910m ASL.
The light snack that was included in the price of the trip (USD45 each) was a simple but tasty sandwich and for something to drink we had been offered coffee, ordinary tea or a special ...