Casa Andina Private Collection Isla Suasi
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Woke up early again!!
Jayne suffering from altitude sickness and very out of breath. Recovered once she had a bit of breakfast. Dave suffering the effects of something he ate last night.
Fiona,Jayne and myself went for a walk to the alpaca farm just below the hotel.
Really got up close to them. The babies were really cute. One of them …
... of the Uros Indians. These islands are made of piles of reeds, an ancient tradition of the Uros. They are descendants of the oldest people of the Altiplano, though the present Uros people have mixed with the Aymara and no pure Uros exist anymore.
- Then the boat continued to the fascinating Island of Taquile. Upon arrival we hiked ...
... are incredibly touristy and rather fake. However, the island we visited was one of the least visited, our guide told us, and I found it an authentic experience. It was so strange to step onto the island, totally made out of reeds, and floating (but held in place with an anchor). It was so spongy to step on! The island wasn't big, and was home to 5 families, living in simple conditions. We took a short boat ride around the island (and yes, even ...
Day 29 - Our final weekend of our first Peru session begins lazy and slow with a 8am Peru Rail train to Puno. The train is just as fancy and filled with elderly British gentleman as our previous four days were dirty and accompanied by South Americans. We are served breakfast, lunch, dessert, juices, pisco sours, wine, and tea over the next ten hours rolling through the countryside. It feels silly and contrasting, and we become much more aware of our lack of clean clothes ...
... took refuge in a restaurant on the main street (Avineda de Lima) and spent an hour or more with a leisurely lunch watching bands and dancing groups pass by. Rather like the furry dance in Cornwall, all the bands played the same tune and all the groups danced (pretty much) the same dance. The atmosphere was great.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Andina Private Collection Isla Suasi Puno
Just arrived in the dark but it looks great with the lights over lake titicaca .
Rooms very comfortable with lake views
Will update again tomorrow
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