Hotel El Lago
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel El Lago Puno
The room was freezing, the bathroom had a leak but it was pretty clean and really cheap.
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We got up early do we could get a bus to Peru. The plan was to stop in Puno and go out to see the floating islands. We had heard they were pretty **** and really touristy but it's one of those things you just have to see if your here. On the bus at 9am we only had to wait 20 minutes before we were at the border checking out of Bolivia. Inside the …
... 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 ...
... little girl.
We are traveling on the boat with a younger crowd, and to
start with we feel affronted that the two of us are given our own guide so we
can travel at our own speed, but the tour operators knew best!
Later we found out later that Scenic Tours, who also
explore this region, won’t take their mostly our age guests ...
... what to expect. Our legs are still aching two days later, so we are hoping to get fit and do some more hiking before Machu Picchu, otherwise we're screwed. We have just arrived in Lake Titicaca, the highest altitude lake in the world (3800 m). Ginge and I are doing ok with the altitude so far, however maybe not so well with the cold. It is currently 5 degrees here. Feels like Bolivia. Wish us luck on our boat trip tomorrow, hopefully my nipples won't freeze ...
... a completely different culture.
From here we took another boat to the natural island of Amantani, the highest in the world, and where we will be staying in a local's home. Unfortunately, the 'home' turned out to be more of a B&B/hostel arrangement. We share lunch with a number of other tourists before climbing the mountain to the Pachatata (Earth Father) temple, where we are required to circle the tempe 3 times and toss an offering (3 coca leaves) ...