Hotel Casona Colon Inn
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... dress the same, mud huts are similar but maybe darker in colour and there's a lot more sheep! We hit Puno nice and early, gaining an hr early worked in our favour also. We had a look around town and got a briefing about the next few days and our overnight stay on lake Titicaca. As we will be spending a night with a local family, we went and bought some food supplies for them in the form of cheese, fruit an veg. We had ...
... and were invited into their individual little huts to see how they lived. Then we had a tour in their Gondola of the other islands, stopping at the “Capital” for a bite to eat and, for me, a visit to the very crude, but clean, outhouse.
The Uros are descended from a millennial town that, according to legends, are “pukinas” who speak Uro or Pukina and that believe they are the owners of the lake and water. Uros used ...
... for food and to make fire.
We docked at one of the islands, Apu Inti de Corazon, and were taken to the 'living room' which was really just an open space with reed bench seats in a horseshoe shape. Once seated, we were given an explanation of how the islands are built using the roots of the totora as the main flotation and then carpets of reeds laid on top. They continually have to place more reeds on top as they decay. The islands are ...
... and blocked their path. It would have made sense if one from each side crossed at the same time but sense was not prevailing.
We were all hungry after the walk and the hot pools so we were whisked off to Chivay to have lunch at Urinsaya. It was another buffet lunch with local specialities, all very ...
... who have developed their own social system, about which
unfortunately we heard nothing, and a rather different hand weaving technique,
of which (needless to say) we saw plenty.
And this is where climbing a hill at a very high altitude
comes in- their village is at 4,000 metres, and around 500 meters higher than
anything else we ...