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... turn lead us on a more extreme mountain biking adventure than we were prepared for. We slowly climbed up the hill, found a tunnel that lead to nowhere, raced back down the mountain avoiding rocks, potholes, and salt inclusions, finally biking across the river to find the entrance to the canyon. After a quick visit to the meteorite museum that hosted an impressive private collection, we hopped on our overnight bus to Arica to make our way to Puno, the ...
... the photos, are much better maintained and look shiny and new. Marilin, the friendly daughter of the family, welcomed us with news that we were very lucky to be in Puno at this time, because of the week-long 'Alasitas' festival, which started that day.
‘Alasitas’ is a religious festival, celebrated mainly by the exchanging of gifts within families. The gifts are miniature versions of what the recipient would like to materialise in the future ...
... in a rich tomato, onion and pepper sauce served with potatoes and corn (cancho) – the preceeding dehydrated potato soup with intestines was not a success!
Lorraine had some cheese to use up so I invited her over for a dinner of fried cheese (the only thing that makes it remotely palatable) with a tomato salad. We then headed out as we wanted to sample te piteado (hot tea with lemon and pisco) on our last night in ...
... old ladies with crates of beer on
their backs carrying them up on to the island. The altitude here is still
around 3,800metres so breathing is still a bit of an effort, but they just
soldier on – the women are amazing! Over lunch the guide, with the help of the
owner, explained the traditions of the islanders. They speak Quechan here,
which is the ancient Incan language they all spoke before the Spanish tried to
kill it off, and they have a funny hat system ...