Hotel Don Carlos Juliaca
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No much to say, we were picked up at 10:45 am and were talking to the airport in Juliaca not before crossing this city that has little to offer to tourist.
Our plane was on time so at 1:30 pm we were crossing the skies on our way back to Lima.
Time to celebrate Xmas and the arrival of 2015.
The second leg of this trip will take us to the tango and samba capitals and we will get soaked at the Iguazu falls.........until then
... of 3,200. The main occupation (including the men) is textiles. They make all their own clothes, and different get ups represent different martial status or statuses in the community. Most of the men look like matadors, which I guess is the Spanish influence. We had an included lunch here. Unsurpringsly the main dish was fish, so I had to throw my hat in with the vegetarians. Omelete. I struggled through about a third. The town and island itself don't have ...
... to think it might not be there that much longer. Puno is the town you leave from to view the lake. We didn't look around it as it's extremely ordinary. Even the tour guide couldn't find a good word to say about it. I'm not sure if the old colonial building have fallen down due to earthquakes or they were pulled down due to neglect. I'm sorry I didn't take a photo to show how jerry built ...
... kept telling the locals that, in our country, Cuy (guinea pig) was a "mascota" (pet) which they found very interesting.
Puno is a small and very charming village with a beautiful little square that we walked through and, then, wandered the narrow streets until we found a very comfortable looking restaurant. Bill finally tasted his Cuy…..forgot to bring my camera but it arrived sans head and feet, thank heavens…and I was convinced ...
... port and took a mototaxi the rest of the way, and another back to the hotel. Of course from the port everything is up hill which is even harder to do than downhill.
For lunch we had alpaca steak and lake trout - very good. Marrrrgarita, they do serve cuy (guinnea pig) here in many of the restaurants, but we haven't had any yet. Here is ...