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Jun 29, 2014 - Lake Titicaca, Peru

Saturday 28th June 2014 Puno to Lake Titicaca (homestay), Peru This morning we had breakfast in the hotel and were picked up by bici-taxies for our transfer down to the port. Puno has quite a large port as it is the main tourist set off point for the Uros Islands as well as the other Peruvian Islands on Lake Titicaca. The lake is shared by Peru (60%) and Bolivia (40%). Our group then boarded our boat with about 8 other people and headed out to the Uros Islands (floating reed islands) about 30 minutes away. We spent about an hour or so there...

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Jul 16, 2013 - Starch with a side of starch

The two day tour I booked brought us to three islands on Lake Titicaca (on the Peru side of the lake). The boat went really slowly to the islands but it was comfortable and had nice scenery along the way. The first island we stopped at was one of the floating islands, Uros. There are many of these island communities but only two accept tourists. Everything on these islands is made out of reeds. The houses, their art, traditional fishing boats, even the actual island! The island also has some kind of muddy looking stuff underneath the reads...

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Oct 29, 2010 - Lake Titicaca

Today involved a 3hr boat journey. Why 3 hrs I hear you ask. Because the boat was being powered by a car engine. First stop was Taquile Island. Here we learnt about the community on this island as well as doing a bit of climbing to get to the top where the main plaza was. All to help with the acclimatisation I kept telling myself but bloody hard work. Lake Titicacca is the highest lake in the world then we decide to climb even further. The families on this isalnd have a rotation system to provide lunch to the tourists. We had some local...

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Apr 18, 2010 - Amantani Island

Explored Lake Titikaka. Stopped at Taquile Island for a couple of hours and then went to Amantani Island for a home stay. Stayed with a local family in their home no electricity or gas. They cook with a wood fire. They spoke a little English and Spanish. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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kirkrenee in peru

Oct 22, 2008 - Lake Titikaka

We were once again up early this morning and had a good buffet breakfast at the hotel. we all gathered in reception about 8am. When we went down to the street to meet our guide for our excursion to Lake Titikaka we were pleasantly surprised to find a line of tuk tuks waiting to take us to the port!!! These are pedal bike taxis in essence which were great fun weaving in and out of the traffic!!! on the boat Carlos gave us a run down of the day and then we enjoyed the ride to our first stop, the Uros Islands, which are reed islands. This...

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Bridget's Trip!

Jun 25, 2008 - Our new family for a day

Getting to the Port this morning from the hotel was a funy sight. Matt had arranged for a number of tut-tuts to pick us up and we went in 2`s with our drivers behind us, pedalling away. We made a convoy and Glenn and I were in front. Our driver was playing tunes on his horn so we were playing along with it. We got to the Port and bought some fruit and pasta as a gift for our homestay families for later on that day. On the boat trip to the Islands, our guide gave us all a quick language lesson in Quechua (the language of some of the...

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Apr 23, 2008 - Day 10: Uros islands

We set off after a breakfast of Pancakes served by Mama to our surprise. We later learn everyone had the same and probably made by the same source. Maybe someone cottoned on to a little business idea and is producing these en-masse. Mama and Chao escort us back to the pier from where the boy is to go to school. He says he has Maths and Communications. His brother also says the same earlier so these seem to be popular subjects with the administrators if not the students. Although Quechua is the original language of these parts, everyone...

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Ally & Maddy in Peru

Apr 11, 2008 - Home Stay on Amantani Island, Lake Titikaka

Tuesday 8th April 2008 Day 4 of our GAP trip and with day packs at the ready we were collected early from our hotel and each couple took a short ´chuck chuck' ride to the port of Lake Titicaca. Here we boarded a boat and headed for Taquile Island. This part of the trip took approximately 3hours and was plenty of time for a snooze, read of a book or even catch some rays on top of the boat. Our very friendly and informative guide Roger (for the next two days) explained that Lake Titicaca is the largest and highest navigable lake in the world...

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Nov 6, 2007 - Lake Titicaca

After a very long and boring bus trip to Puno, we set sail (well motor) on Lake Titcaca. First we cruise to Taquile Island - its quite a different way of life there from the city, the men do the knitting! There's an interesting photo exhibition where the locals where given cameras and took pictures of their daily life. There's some really good stuff, and they even turned the best into postcards. We have lunch their and the view is gorgeous. Its such a big lake that there is nothing on the horizon. Then we head over to Amantani Island,...

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Oct 15, 2007 - Puno / Titicaca-See

Nach unserem Dschungel-Ausflug haben wir uns nochmals eine Nacht in Cusco erholt und sind am folgenden Tag mit dem Bus gut 6 Stunden nach Puno an den Titicaca-See gefahren. Ralph's Aussage, wonach Puno ein „Loch" sei, muessen wir leider bestaetigen. Uns hat die Stadt ueberhaupt nicht gefallen. Aber eigentlich sind wir auch nicht wegen Puno dorthin gefahren, sonderen wegen der tollen Ausfluege auf die nahe gelegenen Inseln, welche man von dort aus unternehmen kann. Und so haben wir dann am selben Tag bei „Edgar Adventures" :-) einen...

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Feb 14, 2007 - Lake Titicaca, Taquile Island and Amantani Island

Valentine's Day and I got a beautiful card from Brian with a coupon book for kisses!!!We left the hotel at 7.30am by ''limousine''. Our limousines were three wheelers (bikes)(driewile fietesen Pietsje) and we were driven to the harbour where we boarded our boat. The weather was great, not hot, but sunny. We had to watch for sunburn while on the water. It took us three hours to get to Taquile. The island is a mountain where people live in a kind of socialist community. They live from agriculture and tourism. The people are very friendly. The...

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Apr 22, 2006 - Amantani Island

Today after breakfast we pack a few things that we need for the night stay with a local family on the island of Amantani in the lake of Titicaca leaving the rest at the hotel. We take bicycle taxis to the lake front where we meet out local guide got a boat heading out on the lake, we pass the the floating reed island of the Uros people will explore more of this island on the way back. Our first stop is on the Island of Taquile a long walk to the top 600 steps walk around the place and then back down to the boat landing and on to the Island...

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Trip to Peru 2006

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