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Looking out to Lake Tiiticaca  
   

Looking out to Lake Tiiticaca

Puno and our first glimpse of Lake Titicaca

January 2nd 2012
So, off to Puno then. We had yet to receive a positive comment about the town itself from people we had met, however Puno was the jumping off point for the famous floating islands and also to see the islands of Amantani and Taquile, so we decided to come anyway. On arrival at the hostel, we put our bags down and then promptly booked a trip with the sweet family running the place. We decided to ... read more
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Peruvian Flag 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
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