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... houses the Incas built for their subjects.) Chullpas exist all over the Andean altiplano region, but scholars consider Siliustani to be the best-preserved example left. (Unfortunately, even the chullpas at Siliustani have been mostly ransacked by grave robbers.) Our guide kind of rushed us along at the site, due to the driving rain and wind on top of the hill. I was a little disappointed by that, as the site was fascinating and I would have liked ...
... won was in Brazil ;) Living through the ups and downs of the World Cup final also means you make friends very easy :) so we went to dinner with the German couple that had been suffering and celebrating next to and with us before hitting the sack early. Surprisingly all the Germans we had met so far on our travels hadn't made it to Puno so that the quiet city didn't seem like the best place to celebrate this epic win on our own. Uros people, amantani, ...
... Lake Titicaca. Because we were so impressed with our accomplishments for the week, we thought taking an overnight bus, an all day tour and another overnight bus back to Cusco would be ideal. It was only when around 830pm that we realized our idea maybe wasn't the smartest considering our level of exhaustion. But the woman at the agency assured us there would be no more hiking, just a boat ride to two of the islands and an introduction to the culture there. We arrived ...
... to complain when it comes to your door. Our van arrived and we made our way to the harbour to catch a boat to the floating islands. Before the boat left however a guy came on board to play music and ask for money of course, I think we will have to get used to that in Peru. At the first island we were shown how they construct the islands out of chunks of reed roots tied together. They then take the tops of the reeds and stack them over ...
... the pom poms and began my own embroidered textile. I watched how they move a house up onto a new higher platform of reeds. I sat working on my textile all day and night, even sat in my bed until 11pm! The next morning Elsa sewed on the plate with the pom poms and I sewed on the name of the island to compete my design. I was very pleased with the finished piece! After breakfast we got in the little motor boat and went back to ...