Right at the Lake Titicaca
01.06.2007 - 04.06.2007
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Puno isn’t too exciting, but it’s definitely a good departure point to explore the islands of the Lake Titicaca and its surrounding. We decided to visit the floating islands and Sillustani from here (see next reports). Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to visit the more remote islands, like Isla Taquile or Isla Amantaní, where you can meet Quechua-speaking islanders living a life largely untrammelled by the modernities of the mainland. Anyway, we enjoyed the tours we did (see next reports). Probably the most spectacular thing that happened in Puno was that Fredrik tried a real Peruvian specialty, crispy grilled guinea pig (cuy). Hmmmmm!!!! He wasn’t too happy while he was eating it because that cute little thing was peering at him all the time. The meet was ok though; even I tried a tiny bit as a vegetarian. Fredrik forced me. However, I think it was a one time experience for both of us that doesn’t need to be repeated.
Lots of love,
Sabrina and Fredrik