Journey to Puno
19.02.2013 18 °C
Andrew felt better this morning, which was particularly good news as we had a 7 hour bus journey to Puno. The scenery on the bus journey was generally more of the same that we've seen in Peru, but some snow capped mountains too.
We'd heard mixed things about Puno, which is located on Lake Titicaca on the Peruvian side. Before we started travelling it was mainly good things about the floating islands of Uros on the lake, but since then we've met a lot of people who were less than impressed by them, so we decided to just use Puno as a days stopover and rest and save our money for other trips. As for what we'd heard about Puno itself, as we pulled in on the bus, it seemed everyone was right - there didn't seem to be much to shout about.
Quechas Backpackers hostel was our bed for 2 nights and it seemed fine - a small room but clean enough and based centrally. We had a walk out before dinner and there is a main street with lots of shops and restaurants on but it's tiny and set back from the lake, which is strange when you think it's the town's main feature aside from the lake. Needless to say to we didn't get up to much this evening!