Don't laugh, but we've arrived at Lake Titicaca

Trip Start Jun 19, 2010
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Trip End Aug 29, 2010


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Thursday, August 5, 2010

The bus from Cuzco was comfortable, but not too exciting, except for the few flamingos we sighted chilling in the roadside lakes.

Puno is a large town on the banks of Lake Titicaca that tourists use as a jumping off point to visit the floating islands constructed of nothing but reeds. We didnīt have time to bother the local indigenous people on their floating islands, so we just got some mediocre tourist food and crashed in preparation of the Bolivian border crossing on our way to Copacabana.

Side note on the restaurants in the Lonely Planet book: some are real winners, but most of them they deem as good are tourist restaurants run by locals, which is a recipe for disaster. The tourist restaurants run by gringos, i.e. Jack's Cafe in Cuzco are awesome. But, when locals try to make tourist food, it usually sucks. Hence, its best to stick to the places with either a gringo owner or a local place that's filled with locals.

Side note side note, they have such awesome ingredients here, it would be easy to make a good gringo restaurant here.

We took another Tour Peru bus early the next morning to Copacabana. The sunrise over Lake Titicaca was beautiful.

From Wiki:

Lake Titicaca is a lake located on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It sits 3,811 m (12,500 ft) above sea level, making it the highest commercially navigable lake in the world.[2] By volume of water, it is also the largest lake in South America.[3][4]
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Matt Resnick on

Just wanna say, it's been awesome following your trip guys. And I love how easily I can tell when Evan's writing... stonework man, stonework.

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