Hotel Jose Antonio
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... could be found. The temple of the sun. Mostly intact, it was guarded by a stern faced woman who would not let us pass until she had seen our previous tickets (here arose the issue with wearing travellers outfits with multiple pockets, I had 27 possible places where I would have put them, took 5 mins to find) The temple itself is a multi roomed building with two main doorways angled so as to have the winter solstice and summer solstice sun, ...
... house with an inner courtyard. Our room was comfy except for the Hobbit sized doorway (Andy had fun with that). After a nice dinner of soup followed by vegetable stew (very potato-intensive) and a slightly doomed attempt at conversation (the islanders speak Quechua mainly so their Spanish wasn´t much better than ours), we washed up and headed off to bed.
Next morning after an early breakfast, it was time to make ourselves helpful. First on ...
... of slow boat. It was very cool to pull in to the little port on the island and be greeted by many Q’ero women and men dressed in their native garb, which was amazingly bright and really quite beautiful. The women are very shy and quiet here. Most speak a little Spanish but the language of the island is Quechua. They have no electricity, dogs or cars on this island.
We were broken into groups of 4 and taken by ...
Another early morning sort of, supposed to be picked up at 0740 but later than that. Pretty confusing. Walked to the square, got in a can, dropped off at dock got on a boat and had no real idea of what was going on. Eventually the 'guide' spoke up and we were in the right place. Lake was lovely this morning, not even a bad boat ride. First stopped off at Uros the floating islands. They are made of peat that is gathered and tied together to make the size of the island that they want, ...
... taking. I got a huge pork chop, chips, rice, veg and salad for just over three pounds … and Don had a chicken breast and all the rest for two pounds. Around the corner they wanted nearly eight pounds each for the same thing … it pays to get off the gringo trail!
At the last minute we booked ourselves on to a touristy two day trip to the Peruvian part of Lake Titicaca … we were off to the island of ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility