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 …
... out there and neither the Inca nor the Spaniards managed to conquer them. These days though, there are no Uros left, the Aymara (another Indian tribe) have more or less taken over through intermarriage and so on, so all the people living out on the Uros Islands are Aymara now.
They build the islands by first digging up blocks of tortola reed roots, earth and all, roughly 1m thick and 50cm square. The earth blocks are so full of roots that they float. Then they lash ...
... and managed to survive with photo evidence this time. The weather soon turned, as repercussions from the recent volcano eruption a few hundred kilometres away, caused storms to all the surrounding areas, with the boat swinging from side to side pretty violently. This pathetic fallacy represented the scenario we were approaching, the home stay Luquina Chico Islands. On our arrival, we were greeted by men women and children dressed in bright clothing, and ...
prepared to get in.
Got there in plenty of time for the 8am boat, which of
course didn’t leave til half past. Just a small group of tourists, going via
Uros, Amantani and Taquile over 2 days for the very fair price of 30 soles.
Each island however had an entry fee of about 8s and the full
board overnight stay was 30s too, but even so added up to less than $30 all in.
Uros is the collection of about 80 reed islands, most ...
... were actually really lucky because as soon as we left Machu Picchu it started to rain really heavily, we got to sit and watch it from the comfort of the train and bus back to Cusco. The next day was a free day in Cusco to allow us to recover from the trek, we decided to use it as shopping time and walked around the markets, picking up lots of souvenirs and presents. We also found an amazing restaurant that served one of the biggest English breakfasts ever, needless ...
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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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