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Puno and Lima, Peru (2018)

Lake Titikaka, Puno, and Lima


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Uros and lake Titikaka

We left Cusco at 7:30 am. Took the “ Inca express “ VIP tour bus with a tour guide. I highly recommend this company. The bus will stop at important sites along the way with nice views. A very interesting concept of travel and tour. We arrived Puno at about 5:30 pm.

Lake Titicaca, located in the border between Peru and Bolivia in the Andes Mountains, is one of South America's largest lakes and the world’s highest navigable body of water. Lake Titicaca sits at 3810 meters above sea level. Our guide told us that the lake is about the size of the island of Puerto Rico.
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Uros women with their traditional attire

These unique Floating islands of Uros in lake Titikaka where homes, boats, and the very islands themselves are all made of reeds( tall grass-like plants of wetlands ). Basically, these islands are all made of grasses. Dried reeds are also use for fuel for cooking. I felt the island shook every now and then while we were there. The larger islands house about ten families, while smaller ones - only about thirty meters wide, house only two or three families.
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Totora boat made of Reeds

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Burial site in Sillustani archaeological complex in Puno

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Panorama of Abra Laraya, Altitude 4335 meters ASL, Taken with Inca Express Tour Bus from Cuzco to Puno

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Abra Laraya, Puno

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Town of Puno

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Cathedral in Pucara along the way from Cuzco to Puno via Inca Express tour Bus.

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Town of Puno with background of Lake Titikaka

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Floating Island of Uros in Lake Titikaka

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Floating Island of Uros in Lake Titikaka

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Women of the floating Island of Uros,

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Uros women with their traditional attire

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Floating reeds

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Reflection in Sillustani, Puno

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Sillustani Archeological site in Puno

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Totora boat made of Reeds

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Fountain in the Plaza de Armas in Lima

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San Sebastian cathedral in Lima

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Magical water show in Lima

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Water show in Lima

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Water show in Lima

Posted by ilovenewjersey 10:33 Archived in Peru Tagged lake titikaka

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