Puno, Peru: June 14 - 16, 2013
We made it out of the Colca Canyon / Cabanaconde and headed to Puno. The trip included 3 different buses, one of them, we had to wait on the side of a road on top of a mountain that was kind of a truck and bus stop with some small shacks selling snacks and… I’m not really sure what else. I asked two different workers where the bathroom was, and both said they weren’t sure. The 3rd guy I asked waved his arm as to present the land as the bathroom and said something about “libre” (being free). I walked behind one building, and it was indeed a free bathroom.
June 15th was Lisa Marie’s birthday, and we decided to go out on Lake Titicaca for the day. The lake is on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It’s the largest lake in South America, beautiful and very high in altitude (it was quite difficult to go up 3 small flights of stairs to our hotel room). One of the first set of islands are the floating islands of the Uros people. We spent the afternoon there and learned from our tour guide, who was el Presidente of one of the 42 islands. We took a smaller, handmade boat of dried reeds (same material that the islands and buildings are made of) to some other islands and shared a trucha (trout) lunch.