Sol Plaza Puno
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Today we say goodbye to one of our guides, Celio who is descended from the Incas, has a wealth of knowledge and is an all round nice guy. We boarded the Andean Explorer and headed for Puno and Lake Titicaca. We had just got into the country when the train made a sudden stop. Apparently there was a drunk lying on the tracks and at the sound of the train whistle he woke up with a fright and fell bumping his head. The train made ...
... of Isla Del Sol or indeed the views, and the two and a half hour trip back to Puno also seemed to drag. The guide however was very good and spoke at length in both Spanish and English filling us in on both the islands, the lake itself and Puno. I feel like I should've opted for the night bus to Cusco rather than spend another day on th road tomorrow given my current restlessness with the travel, but at this rate I'm going to be in Cusco so long anyway I don't want to kill it. ...
... don't let all my complaining fool you it was still really great to see and I would do it all over again if given the chance. After our lake tour the group decided that there wasn't much more that Puno had to offer us so we headed to the bus station to pick up our tickets to the next destination (remember all that "tourist trap" talk well Wade from 6th grade will at least be happy to know that he didn't learn about foreshadowing only to forget it later). ...
... the bus and half of us weren't) whilst we were waiting for Heidi! Some heroic bus stopping manoeuvres by our concierge saved the day and we all boarded safely onto Copacobana, Bolivia. Copacobana was not at all like its namesake in Rio. It does sit by water (lake Titikaka) and is a border town between Bolivia and Peru. It largely attracts tourists because of its name. There was NOTHING to do there!
Quick stop for lunch and we boarded ...
... were on was probaby about the size of my front yard and house, where 5 families lived. Somehow the 5 families are related and our host was the "mayor" of the island. It takes one year to build an island. Then they have to anchor it, or, as our host said, he might wake up in Bolivia and not have proper papers for that. Then they put down extra layers of reeds wherever a house or building ...