Puno/Lake Titicaca

Trip Start Oct 08, 2008
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Trip End Oct 29, 2008


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Thursday, October 16, 2008

On Wednesday we spent all day on a train from Cuzco to Puno (where Lake Titicaca is). Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. If anyone can explain the significance of navigable, i´m sure it would make it a much more rewarding experience for us. Again, we ditched our reserved hotel for a better one. Cute and near the town square (which all seemed to be called Plaza de Armas)


RJ enjoying some shade in the bar car....









Rita observing in the observation car...








Cool bar...and Rita did not spend all her time there....











RJ thought his mother would like this picture....









They served us really good appetizers...these were quinoa ´sushi´. yum.















Some video of the train ride...












Uhm, the lake view from our hotel...










We booked a tour to see the Incan funeral towers in a nearby town, then a tour of the Reed Islands of Lake Titicaca (RJ was looking forward to these).

On our first day, we chilled out and caught a local procession (RJ had a case of Inti's revenge) ....oh and we got our laundry done....


RJ in the only clean clothes he had left....









Ladies in bowler hats
































The costumes started getting strange.....



















The parade in action...
















After our tour of the funeral towers (of which we have no pictures....) we visited a 'country' house to see how the farmers/peasants live....I'm kickin it with some llamas....




























After we got back, RJ was jonesing for chicken....so we found a spot that served all you can eat for about $1.....Rita wasn't optimistic about the outcome....















And she was right....only it wasn't the chicken that did Rita in.....it was the quiche she had for lunch the same day....needless to say, she was out of commission for the entire next day and we had to cancel our trip to see the reed islands (sorry RJ!!!!).

Sadly, in the end, this was as close as we got to the waters of Lake Titicaca....
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rnrblog
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Ray
Ray on 17 Oct 2008
Navigable means you can take a boat on it. More definitively 'A body of water, such as a river, canal or lake, is navigable if it is deep, wide and slow enough for a vessel to pass and there are no obstructions, like rocks, trees and low bridges.' I like the photos of the bar, presumably someone has fallen off the stool and is out of frame....

nohili
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well, girl, i need to know what's up with those shorts of rj's. also, what can possibly be said about the train track video?? avant garde?

he was right about the train bathroom. scary how my boys know me so well ....

sorry for both of you re the lake trip -- agree it would have been much nicer than the 'view' you got. sigh.

carolyn (mummy)

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