Southern Peru November 26th 2014 We passed through Puno en route to Arequipa.
I found Puno to be a bit uninspiring. As Peru's most famous lakeside town, I was surprised that they lived with their back to Lake Titicaca. The land becomes more industrialised as you move from the town centre towards the shore.
The main point of interest around here are the floating islands, made of bound reeds, on which indigenous people used ... read more
South America » Peru » Arequipa » Arequipa 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