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Travel Blogs from Puno
27-09: vandaag omstreeks 14:30 aangekomen in Puno na een 6 uur durende busreis vanuit Arequipa. Onderweg was weer een hoop te zien waaronder de eerdergenoemde vicunas, alpacas en flamingo s. Verder is de omgeving heel divers en hoef je je geen moment te vervelen. Mocht je het toch doen worden er speelfilms in de bus gedraaid. Bij aankomst mij per …
Wake up call at 5.15am urgh! Peter still suffering. Off to see the condors. An extremely bumpy ride up the canyon for a couple of hours we finally reach our destination. It's hard to take in the size and height of the canyon it's so immense. After a short walk along the ridge we see our first condor soaring above us. As we walk on towards the observation platform 3 or 4 more glide past us at incredible speed. Over the next hour we were so lucky ...
... 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