Hotel Maria Angola
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Helpful staff, good beds and clean.
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... god called Wiracocha. More souvenir shopping by my wife.
The fourth stop was for lunch in a village called Marangani, it was close to Noon so considering the early start it was hard to stop people from leaving the bus in a rush. Buffet lunch was Peruvian style but nice, also a local band was playing some folk music, overall a good experience.
After lunch and some time for a nap (or shopping if you ask my wife) ...
... out of school to help with vending. We had a large (20 seat) slow boat to ourselves. The first stop was the floating islands of Uros. There are about 50 reed islands that the Uros people live on. They are actually man made islands -built of layers of totora reed. Initially they moved into these islands to escape from the Incas, and now several hundred people still live that way, fishing, gathering and welcoming tourists. They have a school and a doctors office ...
After so much traveling in order to get back to La Paz we were all very pleased to have a peaceful afternoon off, followed by a delicious meal at a Mexican restaurant.
The next day was a rather early start, leaving at 5am to catch a plane to Rurrenebaque. The plane happened to only have 19 seats and that meant it couldnīt deal so well with turbulence! With a large number of the group feeling plane sick it was fortunate that no one ...
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While this was a very interesting train trip, it was not as spectacular as I had hoped. I thought that in climbing another 1000m or so that there would be dramatic views. Not so, the train basically climbs through a long agricultural valley.
The most interesting part is a 15 minute spell when the train literally runs slowly down the main street of a disgustingly run down town about 30 minutes out of Puno. The town looks like a war zone, ...
... to the homestead. We are given our rooms and am really quite surprised, we are given individual rooms rather than an bunk in a room, and although their is a toilet it hasn't hasn't been plumbed in yet so we use communal facilities. Our hosts have prepared a 3 course lunch for us , a quinoa soup, which is amazing, it is a typical Andean dish is I am told. The next course is trout or omelette and a nice cup of tea. Feeling refreshed we are then taken on a walk to the village; ...