Hotel Don Carlos Juliaca
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25th August 2014
The lake is flat calm, and the sun is shining, and it's a balmy 28c, and we are boating on the highest navigable lake in the world, at 12,500 feet. That’s 3,811 metres.
To put this in perspective, New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mount Cook, is ...
I'm way behind on this blog. But I have a great excuse. I'm absolutely exhausted! I've been going at this travel thing for over two weeks, all day every day, and at a minimum of 6,500 feet in altitude. Then, when Martha arrived on Friday, we moved to Juliaca, which is at 12,500 feet. The sheer effort of breathing is a struggle. Add walking to that, and I start to get tired.
Then, we went to Lake ...
... for the next morning. For dinner the two of us went out for pizza and in typical Lauren and Chris style we found the only restaurant out of a hundred that didn't have the pizza oven on, and was freezing cold. At least after the third attempt they got the oven started, and the pizza was pretty good. Up early for breakfast in our room again, and an 8:00am bus to Cusco. Thankfully the bus ride was very un eventful and we arrived in Cusco almost on ...
Puno to Juliaca via Chullpas Sillustani.
Visit Chullpas Sillustani Burial Site
Sillustani is a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake ...
... heavy cities.
Without exception, we saw little signs posted in the bathrooms asking that toilet paper be deposited in small bins next to the toilets rather than into their plumbing systems. We saw this caution posted not only in the hotels, but in restaurant restrooms and public facilities as well. The farther out of the cities you get, the less likely you are to find toilet paper at all, ...