Hostal Turistico Rubi los Portales

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

It's a Long Way from Cuzco to Puno . . .

A travel blog entry by rose_giro

15

... close proximity to Bolivia and Columbia, the drug trade flourishes in this region, particularly since Peru is now the worlds #1 producer of cocaine. Did we mention this is the heart of a thriving smuggling business as well? Authorities estimate 60% of the residents are involved in trafficking goods, the economy obviously benefitting from illicit trade.


Maybe we'll just say Juliaca ...

Floating reed islands

A travel blog entry by ashka_dane

2
42

... well constructed. They are extremely stable and soft to walk on. Made from layers of dried Totora reeds, the base of the islands is the dense roots from the reeds, that interweave and form a natural base that's about two metres thick. They are anchored with ropes attached to sticks driven into the bottom of the lake. The islands need maintaining every three months and last for about thirty years. The people live in huts made from ...

Floatng Islands and very expressive Pom Poms!

A travel blog entry by maddieuk

11

... The floating Islands aren’t that far out from Puno, and
they originally settled there when the Spanish invaded in 1532 and set them all
to working in the mines. Some of them decided, understandably, that it wasn’t
for them, and sailed out on to the lake and built communities there. I have no
idea how the first settlers worked it out, but they basically use the blocks of
roots from the reeds in the lake to build the base, tying them all together
with ...

Sillustani

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear

15

... it included my usual coke zero too.

After lunch I decided to catch a tour to Sillostani. For S/30 I got return transfer, entry and a guide, so much easier than doing it myself.

Sillustani is a grave yard of sorts. There are several towers of stone where people were buried in the fetal position. They date from before and after the Icas. Ther are more than one person burised in them. I guess it's like he tombs we have ...

It's all about Machu Picchu, llamas and pumas!!!

A travel blog entry by jamesnange

1
16

... we were about to start the next day. We had a really early start the next morning and visited Sacsaywaman ruins, actually sounds like sexy woman ruins so Jimmy was quite excited. This is where we found the first of many stones or grouping of stones shaped like llamas or pumas. It seems that everything in Peru is shaped like either a llama or a puma, if you squint and use your imagination that is. After the ruins we went to a women's centre where the women ...

Location

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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