Joya del Titicaca
Travel Blogs from Puno
... br> 4th Dec
Up bright and early again. Another bus form Puno to Cusco. This bus is called the Inca Express. We make a few stops to see some sights in the small villages on the way. Lunch was fantastic, and included in the bus fare. After a few more very interesting stops we arrive in Cusco.
We are collected by a taxi that takes us the our hotel in Cusco. It’s nice but doesn’t feel right. Anyway its will do for a few nights. ...
... we thought were Pisco Sours but ended up being the Peruvian equivalent of an Affagatto minus the espresso and the ice-cream. The taste of tea, Pisco and lime eventually grew on us but we wont rush to have another one.
Then, after another quick shopping expedition (the shops seem to be open all hours here and Tina loves it!), back to the room to back and prepare for the early wake-up to board the Inca Express bus.
... sehr beeindruckend. Die Inseln bestehen hauptsaechlich aus Schilfgras und Wurzelwerk und - wie der Name schon sagt - schwimmen auf dem Wasser. Sehr schoen anzuschauen.
Puno selbst ist nicht so der Kracher. Daher geht es morgen frueh weiter nach Copacabana und auf die Isla del Sol.
Jessi und Flo
... did Renzo´s infamous ´We no speak Americano´ dance (see on Facebook).
After a 3 hour boat ride where most of the group got quite sunburnt (Rach decided her feet don´t deserve sun cream...) we arrived at Taquile Island. Despite being overrun with tourists, it retains some strange customs e.g. men must wear traditional dress by law and they turned down an offer for a cable car up the island as the inhabitants thought it would threaten ...
... away. The dances consisted of dancing around in a circle for a while, before turning into something like the conga, getting faster and faster until someone was thrown out of the line and into the watching crowd like a missile.
After so much fun we headed back to the homestay for some sleep, before having to wake up at stupid-o’clock, so we could get back on the boat and head very slowly to another island.