Friday, November 24, 2017

Puno, Peru, November 24, 2017

I had a bad night - I ended up having to take 4 Immodium tablets and luckily was fine this morning.  I slept most of the 8 hour drive to Puno, something I don't like to do but I couldn't help it.

Along the way-

We stopped at another roadside market; they're all the same selling fake alpaca toques, mitts and scarves-

More mountain views-

We stopped for lunch at a restaurant/truck stop sort of place.  I had alpaca tenderloin in a sandwich.  It was a little tough: I hate when it balls up in your mouth.  It tasted a little wild and a little like liver, so obviously not my favorite.  I didn't have coffee but was surprised coati and civeta beans were even available.  An espresso or Americano of civeta costs $39.26!

The mountains are getting smaller and the valleys wider as we head south towards Bolivia.  There are more cattle grazing-

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable body of water in the world at 3832 meters-

The town of Puno is kind of dumpy but it has a nice walking street filled with restaurants, shops and bars-

Tomorrow we're going to visit the floating Uros Islands.

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