Puno, Peru

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The Reed Islands

Day 1    Arrived in Peru without any hassle at the border with Boliva, apparently its a strict border. Arrive at the city of Puno on the shores of lake Titticata. Got checked into a pretty decent hotel and spent the rest of the evening in a resteraunt and bar.

Day 2   Had a 7 am start to head to the port to get a boat out to an island called Amantanni. Its a three hour trip and on the way we stopped at the floating reed islands. These islands are man made from reads laid on top of eachother and fastened to the bottom of the lake by rope. Pretty basic living conditions with mostly one roomed huts. After we arrive at the island and meet our ┬┤foster families`for the night. These are families we stay with for the night. Lots of pointing at lunch and dinner time to communicate! All get dressed up for a local dance after (check out the photos) and get thrown around the dance floor by our new foster family!

 

Day 3 : Early start again as we leave the island of of Amantanni and head back to Puno. Head out for a group meal, pub then club as its one of the lads birthday. All donated 10 sols for an exotic dancer for the occasion!

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The Reed Islands
The Reed Islands
Connie outside a reed house
Connie outside a reed house
The Reed Islands again...
The Reed Islands again...
Connie on Amantani Island
Connie on Amantani Island
Lookin good..new mama made the hat!
Lookin good..new mama made the hat!
On the highest peak on Amantani
On the highest peak on Amantani
All kitted out and ready to dance
All kitted out and ready to dance
Jane and Mama
Jane and Mama
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photo by: lrecht