Joya del Titicaca
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... countries in Europe. Puno itself seemed quite run down and didn't seem to be flourishing despite it's wonderful location. For instance, the lake itself was really polluted and there were many empty buildings. On our first day we didn't do much apart from walk around and eat. We tried the local delicacy called chicharrón, which ia basically pork fat and found a decent Chinese place ...
... lockers. Although fishing is supposed to be their thing it is obvious tourism is their main source of income. Apparently which islands boats go to alternate to spread the love among the community. We had a twenty minute ride in an oar powered reed boat, which the islanders made a killing off, but it was hard to object as there wasn't really anything else to do.
After this we headed to Isla Taquile. I wasn't too bothered about going here, as it is a fair ...
... so they were getting an early start to walk back to the port. 2 things... 1-our house was the opposite direction to the port so they went the wrong way anyway. 2-we were not meant to leave for the port for 30mins and their house mother was frantically looking for them because they disappeared. On the floating islands E reported she was feeling faint. So she went and lied down in someone's hut. Then she fell asleep in their hut and nearly got left behind. Classic ...
... The island we landed on seemed unoccupied because the family were inside out of the cold obviously not expecting us. We all felt bad about disturbing them. The chief gave an explanation of how they build and anchor the islands. This particular family have been on their island for 11 years. Islands can last up to 20 years before a new one needs to be made. Every day they cut and dry new reeds to add. They make a trip once a week to the ...
... for hundreds of miles. Uros is a group of 44 islands made up of floating reeds. The reeds are collapsed and flattened and form the basis of the floor. The guy explained the intricate design of the anchorage beneath the Islands, weighting it down and holding it in place. I wish I remembered. I was too busy eating the reeds. Yes. That's right. A dude came along with reeds that he skinned the base of and told me to eat it. So I did. And it was delightful. ...