Hostal Turistico Rubi los Portales

Jr. Cajamarca 154, Puno, Peru | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Puno

The end of 1 adventure & the beginning of anot

A travel blog entry by alex.stuart4 on Jul 25, 2014

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... here that we discovered our love for delicious Peruvian food, particularly ceviche (raw fish/prawns with chilli and lemon). They also have a strong multicultural food influence (we have eaten lots of crepes and some Turkish food!) which has been amazing. We also visited the famous monastery of Santa Catalina in Arequipa, which looked very European in its architecture. This was a practicing monastery for almost 400 years, and was only opened to the public ...

South America - Part 5 of Many!! Puno to Potosi

A travel blog entry by clearyf on Jun 27, 2014

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... Anyway, our first visit of the day is too see the floating islands, were about 1500 people live. We stopped off at Isla Rio Willy, a small little island with only about 10 homes on it. These are basically large floating blocks of reeds that are about a metre thick. We get to jump up and down so that we can get the feeling of it bobbing in the water. Our guide teaches us a bit more about the lake, Titi means Puma and Kaka means Rock, so the shape of the lake is like a ...

Uros floating islands

A travel blog entry by saralouisekelly on Jun 12, 2014

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Our guide Ronaldo took us across from Puno to the floating reed islands. When we arrived he gave us a talk about how they are made and maintained. We were shown the local craft which was embroidery and hangings made from coloured reeds. They dressed me and tammy up in their traditional dress for a photograph. We then went on a ride in the gondola made of reeds. I had a go of rowing and found it really tough going! We were welcomed onto our homestay island by Juan, his ...

Puno, Lake Titicaca & the Floating IslandsR

A travel blog entry by kate_5 on Jun 11, 2014

... people went swimming before we boarded the boat for our journey back to Puno. We arrived back in Puno about 6ish and it was time to jump on the bus and head back to the hotel to shower and get ready for our included dinner. Soon enough dinner was over, and I headed back to our hotel to sleep (some people went out to party) as tomorrow is another long bus day as we head off to Cusco… gateway to the Sacred Valley and Machu ...

Uros Islands

A travel blog entry by varney on Jun 04, 2014

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... of these blocks together to form a basic raft. Finally they heap layer after layer of tortola reeds on top until the whole raft is around 2m deep. In some areas they make them even thicker and that is where they erect their huts. They have to replenish the surface ever 2-4 weeks, depending on the season, as the lower layers which are permanently submerged rot away. The whole island will last up to 25 years before it has to be abandoned, and then they just build a new ...


This hotel, located on Jr. Cajamarca 154, Puno, is near Waynapicchu, Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway, and Urubamba Weavers' Route.
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