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Travel Blogs from Puno
Last night in Peru. Back in Puno. Back to the chicken shop and enjoy some telly before bed.
Not a lot to report on Puno. It was the base for our Lake Titicaca excursion, it had a nice hotel with a comfy bed and decent shower, and it had amazing roast chicken and chips ($3NZ for half a chicken and a scoop of chips). So night 1 we had chicken and chips for dinner before showering up and hitting the hay.
Wake up 4.30am for more bread and jam and both in bad moods. Whilst last night was fun with friends it has taken it's toll on our weary heads today. Another bad night in the hovel we have had to call home for the last 4 nights and now the woman at reception is trying to charge us for the night we were told to leave our bags. Oh that one, when you …
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Today was going to be a long travel day. We took a transfer to the local bus station in Cusco for a 7 hour bus to Puno (our gateway to Lake Titicaca). Upon arrival at the Puno bus station, we saw bags of live chickens and guinea pigs. Puno is at an altitude of 3,800m. We had a room on the 5th floor of our hotel, …
Basking in the sun at 3800 meters above sea level, we nurse what feels like a high-altitude hangover. Our heads are splitting; it feels like someone is driving an ice pick between our eyes. We are doubled over with stomach cramps. We gasp for breath in the thin air as we climb the stairs to our hotel room. A British couple watches our struggle and …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Don't be mislead by impressions from the outside and by any impressions of Puno. This small friendly hotel is exceptionally clean and the manager, Cesar, is an extremely kind and welcoming man who will go to lengths to take care of your stay in Puno.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.