27. Jan, 2010

Isla de Taquile

Isla de Taquile

Taquile is another island in Lake Titikaka about a one hour boat trip from Amantani or three hours from Puno. These people also speak Quechua so are known as Incans also. The people on Taquile are experts in textile. The men knit by hand, while the women use looms. The most interesting thing about these […]

26. Jan, 2010

Isla de Amantani

Isla de Amantani

A three hour boat ride from Puno is a small island called Amantani, located with Lake Titikaka. The people who inhabit this island are referred to as Amantanians. They are considered Incans since they still speak the native Incan language of Quechua. We stayed at a house with a lady named Matilda, and her family. […]

25. Jan, 2010

Lima to Puno

The bus strike was over, and it was time to head towards Lake Titikaka. Our bus left Lima at 2pm on Saturday, and arrived in Arequipa about 9am on Sunday. Once everyone is on the bus, some guy comes on and video tapes your face. Why? Because if the bus was to crash, and your […]

25. Jan, 2010

The Floating Islands of Lake Titikaka

The Floating Islands of Lake Titikaka

Only a 20 minute boat ride from Puno, you will find the floating islands of Lake Titikaka. Entirely made of reeds, there are about 50 of these floating islands that make of Los Uros. The islands are about 2 meters thick and are anchored to the lake bottom by eucolipis stakes and rope. Each island […]

24. Jan, 2010

Historical District of Lima

Historical District of Lima

Taking a city bus from Miraflores to the historical district of downtown Lima cost 1.2 soles, and is about a 1/2 hour trip. Once downtown, again, we just walked around in amazement. There are parks everywhere, and the cleanliness is something we have not seen for some time. Especially after spending so much time in […]

22. Jan, 2010

Casa Las Columnas

Casa Las Columnas

It was now time to get off the beaten path and find how some “real” people live. So after asking a few people, we headed across the Rio Rimac in search of some real barios. The average person here makes 500 soles per month. Thats about $175USD. So we know, Miraflores is not the typical […]

20. Jan, 2010

Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana is the name for a bunch of ruins that pre date the Inca’s by about 100 years! I found out that the Inca Empire only reined for about 100 years. It came and went in the 16th century. Really, not that long ago. But the reason they are so famous, is that they […]

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