Category Archives: Titicaca Lake – Puno

Traditional Clothing in the Lake Titicaca

Local people around the Lake Titicaca master the art of weaving as it is an ancient tradition which still plays an important role in the culture of these people. As you walk around either Taquile, the Uros floating islands or … Continue reading

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Taquile: an island on Lake Titicaca

There are two ways to get to Taquile, the most visited island on Lake Titicaca. One is by boat from the port of Puno and the other by kayak from the Capachica Peninsula. Personally, I recommend the second option because it … Continue reading

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Uros: The Floating People

Piles of totora reeds are the foundations of their artificial floating islands on the Lake Titicaca. The islanders also use the reeds to build their houses and boats, and they even eat the springy reeds. The Uros people have made … Continue reading

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Llachon: a village on Titicaca’s shore

Paqarincama. That is the only Quechua word I know even so far, and that would not be enough to speak with the people of LLachon. Llachon is a Quechuan pretty little village community on the Peninsula of Capachica on the Lake … Continue reading

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Toward one corner of Lake Titicaca

After six hours of leaving Cusco, the bus arrives in Juliaca at about 5:30 in the morning. It is a bustling commercial city  located 45 km north of Puno, the popular launching port for the Lake Titicaca. It seems that … Continue reading

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A Quick Trip Around Peru´s South Route

My trip around the kingdom of Chachapoyas was not my first one out of the department of Lima, but it was indeed the longest so far (21 days) that I did alone to an unknown place; as a matter of … Continue reading

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A Brief Story of a Coward Adventurer

Soon after beginning my awkward relationship with nature at age 14, I could not help feeling a deep curiosity about extreme sports. No surprise at all if I had that strong desire for the “extreme” since I was a child, but … Continue reading

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