Island Hopping September 11th 2006 After hitting the highest point accessible by road in the Andes, our tour made its way to Puno. Really, Puno doesn’t offer much more than access to Lake Titicaca. For those of you who don’t know, aside from providing giggles whenever you hear its name, Lake Titicaca is also the highest navigable lake in the world (above 4000 m).
Unlike Machu Picchu and the jungle, I really didn’t know w ... read more
South America » Peru » Puno » Lake Titicaca Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more