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Travel Blogs from Juliaca
... with/at each other. After dinner we got kitted up in local attire and headed off to the town hall for a disco. It was a fun night dancing local dances and enjoying a few local beers. After the disco we headed home for a sleep in our simple but cozy room. The next morning we were woken for breaky before saying goodbye and boarding the boat for another island, Taquile Island.
This island was amazing with a similar feel to Waiheke ...
... caught lake trout, French fries, veges, rice and a very welcome cerveza! We also could choose between a mint tea or a coca tea, which appears to be ubiquitous. It was a long ride back, but a welcome opportunity for a nap and a big dose of reading. And also some bird watching. Saw grebes, pintail ducks, egrets, herons, hawk, moorhens, some warblers, what look like Bonaparte Gulls, and cormorants. Wish I had a bird book or list...will specifically identify ...
... this time, to where we were having lunch. We arrived at a the house of a local family who then served us a really delicious lunch of quinoa soup followed by fresh trout from the lake, which was delicious! And then mint tea with fresh mint. It was probably the best part of the day! They then performed a traditional dance for us. After a long day we enjoyed a delicious supper of bolognese and carbonara and then watched a film back at the ...
... this cathedral was an amazing example of how the Spanish dismantled (read vandalized) the Inca sites for the stone which was used to build their monasteries. Shocking but not surprising considering the precision of the Inca masonry. The Inca museum was a little less exciting but still worth the 10 soles entrance fee. All in all a pleasant day before the pending 9 hour bus ride to Puno Sunday morning. The wheels fell off the bus that night though as some of our Lares Trek ...
... back to our
hotel via the pedestrianized street, Lima and the main square.
We had a day trip booked that left at 8am and visited the
floating islands of the Uros people before continuing to Isla Taquile. The Uros islands are only 5km from Puno and
we arrived within 45 minutes. We
received a warm welcome from the locals and boarded the small island, 20 metres
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed