Published: May 5th 2011April 25th 2011
And.....another border crossing and a several hours later, we were in Peru! (How strange, this country hopping. Crazy what you can accomplish in a day!)
And really, we´re here for a tour at the lake. Chose a company with good reviews (All Ways) and had a great time, albeit a little commercialized and touristy.
We visited the floating islands...this is amazing. The reed roots growing underwater create a floating peat-like substance that floats to the surface in huge chunks and: Viola! Instant floating island that supports 8-10 families and their homes. It´s like nothing else.
Next, we headed to Amantani island where we stayed with a native Quechua-speaking family. Did the usual dress-up and local party that has become part of such tours, and it was totally fun. Mom, dad, daughter and granddaughter were all super nice and accomodating and fed us delicious, simple local fare.
Following day we toured the last island, Taquile, and had lunch.
So cool! A day in Puno to recover and we were once again on our way, this time to Cuzco for you know what......
There are more photos below