Amazing Perú (part 3/3)

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August 13th 2018
Published: August 13th 2018
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After a long day we arrived in Puno just before sunset. The city lies at an altitude of 3800m at the shores of Titicaca Lake and has around 150 000 inhabitants. The Titicaca Lake is the only reason why I visited Puno. The city itself doesn't offer that much to visitors and I wouldn't say it's a pretty city, but the highest commercially navigable lake in the world is what attracts visitors! The Tit... Read Full Entry

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15th August 2018
Uros floating islands, Titicaca Lake

The floating islands
You could argue that the floating islands are a tourist trap. Personally I feel that they are a very intersting cultural phenomenon that you shouldn't miss if you are in the region. I loved them and found them very fascinating. Sad though that they, from what you say, might not be around much longer. At least not in the way they are now when people actually live there. 50 years from now it might be something that more resemples a theme park. It felt good to read your blog as usual. I miss Peru. /Ake
9th October 2018
Uros floating islands, Titicaca Lake

Thanks Ake! True, I did not see them as a tourist trap. I hope they can stay around for much, much longer. Let's see what will happen. Like you say, it may become something like a theme park over time..sadly enough.
16th August 2018
Uros floating islands, Titicaca Lake

Joys of the Lake
Loved the reed islands.
17th August 2018

Another Good Read!
Have enjoyed following your interesting blogs on your trip to Peru. You seem to have seen it all! Great photos once again!
9th October 2018

Thank you!! Yet there is so much more to see in Peru, hope to get back one day!!

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