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October 5, 2010
From journal A 10 hour train journey to Lake Titicaca
July 18, 2006
This "speedboat" also comes in from the south side of the island of Taquille, which spares you the steep climb of over 500 steps from the usual dock to the center of the island. Totally recommended!!
From journal Peru: Essence of the Andes
July 13, 2005
Since we substituted this boat trip for one in Bolivia, we didn't know what we were getting into. Little did we know that we would be hiking Taquille up one side and down the other. The first part was 45 minutes uphill. It doesn't sound too terribly hard until you add in the altitude factor. It's all worth it to meet the people and see the stunning views. It eventually levels off when you come to the main square where the Weaving Cooperative is located.
We did some quick shopping, then another 20-minute hike to where we had lunch. (There is no running water for toilets. Just dip from the bucket outside to flush.) Lunch was fresh fish or an undercooked omelet. I had the latter and did end up getting sick that night from either the omelet or altitude or both. I'm not sure.
Following lunch, we hiked down the other side of the island down rocky switchbacks, trying to avoid islanders going up with their heavy loads. All in all, it was a good day, but rather long, with a lot of time spent on the boat getting there and back. It is always an adventure to see how other people live.
From journal Puno on Lake Titicaca, An Unplanned Adventure
Broadbeach Waters, Australia
April 27, 2002
The lunch that we were served in a local restaurant (extra charge only about $3) was acceptable, a choice of fish or fish. It also gives you the opportunity to try the local version of cocoa tea but slightly different.
Just a word of warning, make sure you understand very clearly where your boat leaves from as the departure point is on the other side of the island. On our trip we left behind 1 English male & 1 Swedish female and picked up some previously stranded Germans. I believe this happens all the time.
This is a worthwhile and most pleasant part of the day trip.
From journal "Poor old put-down Puno "
by globe trotter
Manchester, United Kingdom
November 5, 2000
From journal Riding the train from Cusco to Puno