Arrived in Puno beside lake Titicaca by bus for our last stop in Peru. Hungry after crackers on the bus went into town for pizza which was very good. Lots of kids around who wanted to shine my battered brown trainers. In the morning we set off by cyclo to our boat picking up some food supplies en-route for our host family. We were staying in a homestay that night and Keeley feeling a little unwell was not looking forward to it. Before getting to our homestay we stopped at the island of Taquile. The island was full of terracing like the inca ruins but these terraces were in use with crops growing on all of them. A nice island and good to stretch our legs but nothing to get excited about. Back onto the boat we arrived at the island of Amantani where we have our homestay. We all sat around on one side with locals on the other side like a sort of stand off. Then our names were read out and we were packaged off with our `mums.` The house we went to was basic but we had electricity and a double bed with loads of blankets. We could not manage much Quecha but our spanish seemed to suffice. We climbed up a big hill (Pacha Papa) before sunset and you could see how big lake Titicaca was it looked like a sea and was home to the landlocked Bolivian navy. That night we managed to talk with our host family Keeley not feeling too well so we had an early night.
Woken up early in the morning treated to pancakes for breakfast. The homestay had been very easy the most enjoyable of our homestays to date. Back on the boat we sailed to the Uros floating islands. These are amazing if tourist filled places the villages are built on reeds and yes they float on the lake. They also eat the reeds and make boats out of them very usefull things. The islands were peacefull and there is a certian lure to such a simple life. We however had to go back to Puno our last night in Peru I ate half a chicken and chips and then watched bad TV a good night next stop Bolivia.