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... large group of Italians. Our first stop is Uros Islands, the floating island on lake Titicaca which is actually where our tour guide lives. He takes us in to a native hut to explain how the islands are constructed from the reeds and how the natives live. The huts are tiny and apparently house a whole family. Also very cold inside. It was interesting to see that they had a battery to power a light and small TV. We also met Ivan's grandmother ...
... whatever. I also think that South Americans see themselves having a collective history that Americans don’t. Our vision of "history" is very much determined by your education, racial background, wealth, etc. South Americans take much more pride in their collective indigenous cultures and their bloody overthrows of colonialism. God bless.
So the major attraction in Puno is the lake ...
... by wooden stakes that are driven into the lakes bottom. The islands seem fairly commercial but extremely interesting. You had the chance to look inside their reed houses and we travelled on a reed boat from one island to another. Dale bought some handicrafts which is their main source of income. On the second island they had a shop set up where we bought a coca tea and a quinoa fried cake. We then had over a 2 hour ...
... br> each step being two to three times the height of normal steps. Not sure how you
would get on with around 500 steps of this size, but we found it pretty
You can see all this in the photos, of course.
We then returned to the hotel and the town of Puna, and
later that evening drove to Juliaca Airport for a flight to ...
... much food provided on the train, inculding a massive breakfast, three course lunch and afternoon tea, that left us completely full throughout!
I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking as, due to unreliable hotel WIFI, I am writing this in the lobby 5 minutes before we are due to head out for our tour to Lake Titticaca- I will update you later!
See you later,