Travel Blogs from Puno
... of reeds and ripe for tourists to visit. Note - despite how sunny the pictures look, it was not warm there.
Also, we did not have hot water...not. warm. leaving puno soon!!
Seemed like we'd seen all we needed to see here - next stop: somewhere warm! Skipping some stops along the way to book it to the coast and find the sun - well the warm one anyways. Next stop Lima > Ica > Hucachina
... we got to see inside their houses which was pretty interesting! We did this until midday and then got on a bus to Arequipa in the afternoon. We arrived in Arequipa at about 9pm, said bye to Diego who was going to stay with his family, and checked into the point hostel. We then went for dinner at a pizza place and ended up staying and drinking litres of red wine until 4am, it was a lot of ...
... the Incas wisely removed the disc from the Temple of the Sun of Qorikancha in Cuzco when they learned of the Spanish arrival. They determined the safest place to keep the golden treasure until the danger had passed would be deep in Lake Titicaca.
But to back up to a time before even the Incas, a people known as Uru occupied the land bordering Lake Titicaca . As the ...
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 ...
... all over the world teach classes in English and classes for activities such as sports, arts/crafts, photography, and dance. Local teachers/community members are also brought in to teach students about their culture and history. The kids arrive to the school with enthusiasm and greet their teachers with warm hugs and the customary "beso" cheek kiss. It is amazing to think that kids who seem to have very little in their lives are so generous with their love and ...