Taypikala Hotel Lago
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Spent yesterday travelling from 2300m to our destination of Puno at 3850m. We hit a peak at 4528m and are all paranoid about altitude sickness (especially us as everyone else has Diamox prescriptions).
In order to combat this we have been drinking the local coca tea (yep you get cocaine from it) and Rachel has been getting friendly with …
... my friends - who also had my bus ticket back to Cusco so it wasn't all from the goodness of my heart). That morning we went to one more island - Isla Taquile for some more uphill hiking. It was a beautiful island and we had a delicious fish lunch and met an adorable little lamb. Then it was a 4 hour boat ride back to Puno where we relaxed in a cafe, then got some pizza for dinner before taking an overnight bus back to ...
... 30 in the morning and were thankfully giving blankets and couches to rest at the tour agency until our van was going to leave at 8:30. It was a fun day and I was able to catch some more z's between the islands. When we got to the second island and I heard the tour guide say "we will walk uphill a pretty steep incline for 45 minutes and then back downhill another hour after we have lunch", I looked down at my new pair of sandals and nearly broke into tears. With a ...
... from their bad neighbours. This led to a fair amount of giggles from us. Things started to get awkward really quickly for us however, when they trundled out the gift shop and asking us to purchase their items. We didn't actually have any soles on us as we tried to get rid of it as it was our last day in Peru. We were also running out of time which drew a few dirty looks from the locals as we wouldn't ride their reed boat for $10 soles. However, we ...
... only occupants of the hostel!
After breakfast, we make the trip by colectivo out to the Yavari, a very interesting naval vessel that had been ordered from England by the Peruvian government in 1862, making it the oldest steamboat on Lake Titicaca. Her and her sister ship, the Yapura, were shipped in nearly 3000 pieces from England to Peru, moved by train to Tacna and then by mule over the Andes, a six year journey! They were both powered by coal, however ...