Puno, Peru

Our last stop in Peru before we crossed the border to Bolivia was Puno, to see the floating islands. We caught a boat over to the one of the islands called Uros.

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Think there are enough tour boats??

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We were driven out on a boat to the centre of the community, where we were surrounded by little islands, with a few houses/shops etc on each.

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We stopped at one of the islands to have a tour, and be spoken to by one of the locals. Unfortunately it was all in Spanish… so I couldn’t understand a lot!

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But the lady did have the cutest baby on her back!

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After the talk, we got to have a look around some of the houses, which you can imagine were very basic… however, did have electricity due to solar panels next to their huts!

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The final part of the trip was to go to the main community island, and we took the traditional reed boat to get there.

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The main island had everything from gift shops to restaurants, a bit of a tourist trap really!

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Myself and Annabel also attracted some unwanted attention, a group of kids really wanted to take pictures with us, and then it felt like the whole community did too! It was like being a celebrity. Not even sure why… maybe because to them we’re tall? Who knows!

All in all, it did feel very touristy, but definitely an interesting visit! And a great way to finish our tour of Peru – next stop Bolivia!

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