Hotel Taypicala Lago

Panamericana Sur KM 18 Chucuito, Puno, Peru | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Puno

The knitting men of Taquile

A travel blog entry by lucieinsa

4

After a long bus journey down to Puno we spent a day exploring the Uros and Taquile islands on Lake Titicaca.

The Uros islands are a group of 73 floating islands made of reeds. Each one takes a year to make and lasts for around 25 years. They´re big enough and strong enough to live on - the one we visited had five families who made a living from a combination of fishing and tourism.

Each island has a president (some female) who, rather than ...

Lake Titicaca/Lima

A travel blog entry by eric.burns

2

... maybe it is the time of the year but crops seemed minimal. As we climbed higher we came across large herds of alpacas. They are farmed for both wool and meat, Barbara tried the Alpaca steak a few nights ago and said it was" fine"? As we got higher into the mountains you could feel the altitude grab you and the slightest exertion made you breathless. Some people got headaches but thankfully we had no problems.
The only major town on this road ...

Road Trip

A travel blog entry by josh_chrissy

29

... given that Lake Titicaca is just huge! The next day we took another boat out onto Lake Titicaca, to see Isla del Sol (aka Island of the Sun). This is an important historical location for Bolivians and the ancient Inka people. There was an option to do an 8km hike along the island, but we decided to relax on the beach instead and drink beer! We think it was an excellent choice! The next day we again boarded Rosita for the final leg of our journey, La Paz. The view coming into La Paz ...

Puno to Cusco

A travel blog entry by peterandsandra

11

... oxygen and have an amoeba parasite in my intestines so antibiotics into the drip as well. Peter went back to the hotel, had a shower, dinner then came back for the night as there was another bed in the room, which was much appreciated as he helped me get to the toilet with my drip stand. The hospital contacted the Travel Insurance company so hopefully they will pick up the bill.This is a private hospital specialising in Travellers Diseases or people that can afford ...

Islands that float!!!

A travel blog entry by ashhigh

11

We arrived after a short 3 hour journey from Copacabana in the early evening. Without a reservation for the night we rushed off the full tourist bus to jump into a taxi so we could get first dibs on the hostel we had chosen from the guidebook. Turned out to be a fantastic choice and ended up bumping into basically everyone we had met so far on our travels in the hostel. After a quick S, S and S we went into town and went to the #1 on trip advisor for dinner, XXX. We ...

Location

This hotel, located on Panamericana Sur KM 18 Chucuito, Puno, is near Waynapicchu, Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway, and Urubamba Weavers' Route.
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