We arrived in Puno c. August 26 by boat from Guaqui, Bolivia’s port on Lake Titicaca (elev. 12 500 feet). In Puno (or on the overnight voyage) I learned the joke, still popular among Peruvians today, that Peru claims to have the “Titi” end of the lake. Continue reading “South America Trip.9 – Peru”
Part One was August 27 (Lima) to Sept 2 (Machu Picchu day 2 – Jeanne and I walk to the Sun Gate). Part Two backtracks to Cusco/Machu Picchu and moves on to Puno and Lake Titicaca.
Mapi Day 2 at 5:30 AM:
Sunrise at Mapi:
2. Temple of Wiracocha
3. La Haya (14 000 feet):
Machu Picchu: A place I will likely revisit this autumn after 46 years. I was 22 when snapped by a Peace Corps friend while checking my watch against this sundial at the wonderful Inca site, of whose magnificent existence the pillaging Spaniards fortunately never learned.