Hostal San Carlos

A. Ugarte 161, Puno, Peru | Hotel
Prices starting from $27.00

Travel Blogs from Puno

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru

A travel blog entry by kerriegee


... disappointed with the tour. We thought we might actually get a glimpse into how they live but we did not. We were just there to buy stuff from them. We could have gotten our passport stamped on the islands but the tour lady told us not to take our passports with us. Back in Puno we arrived via tuk tuk to our hotel to discover that it was freezing in our room. There was nothing to be done about it so we went to look around the main ...

Lago Titicaca

A travel blog entry by avangilder


... their clothing felt great I honestly don't now how they wear that all day in the intense sun.
On my final day I visited one other island on the lake, where I learned more about the local culture. This particular island still has very old customs, even to the point where women always have to walk 1.5 meters behind their husbands. It's really hard not to be ethnocentric when seeing a culture like that knowing that I would never survive that lifestyle. ...

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

A travel blog entry by rose_giro


... a supply of tissues and wipes at hand for personal use.

In the more remote areas, there may have been a trickle of water (but no soap) from the basin faucets (if there were basins at all), and no way to dry your hands other than in the air. And keep a coin handy if you wish to enter some of these facilities; sentries are posted that won't let you pass until you pay.

Keeping ...

A lovely start to Peru

A travel blog entry by burke1961


... They headed out a number of kms into the lake and "built" their new homes on islands which they also fashioned. The guide said that when born in Uros you only leave to attend school or get medical treatment but you marry into other families living on other islands. They understand issues with interbreeding so marriages are carefully planned to avoid those genetic issues. The island we visited had 19 people consisting of 5 different families. There is a chief ...

Floating reed islands

A travel blog entry by ashka_dane


... small kitchens, made from terracotta, use gas to cook food. Beds are made from reeds and are very sturdy, also their boats are made from the reeds. Much of the Uros diet and medicine revolves around the Totora reeds, when the reed is pulled, the white bottom is eaten, and it's a great source of iodine. The Uros people are extraordinary and so friendly. We spent the afternoon with a family, seeing how they live and watching the woman ...


This hotel, located on A. Ugarte 161, Puno, is near Waynapicchu, Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway, and Catedral de Puno.
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