So Arriving back in lapaz early that next morning I was determined to move onto puno post haste. When I was at the terminal and enquiring about buses I ran into rorey, a kiwi fella who was staying at wild rover during the time I was working. He was keen to get to copacabana but had little understanding of the delays that had been recently going on. I convinced him that puno was more likely the better option even though he was keen to stop along the way at an inca ruins site.
Next thing you know we're booked on a tour taking us to the inca ruins site tiawanaku. Tiawanaku is really significant as it is supposedly the oldest ruins in bolivia and actually predates the inca's.
We were picked up from the station by mini van and explained the day. Went into tour museums and then toured the ruins. Alot to do with the paccha mamma. To be honest found the lot quite boring, mainly for the fact I was stressing weather we would make it across the border and to puno by that evening! Tour guide was pretty dud too, English very poor and had about as much personality as a color bond fence.
After the tour me and rorey told the guide we were skipping lunch so we could get across the border. Our driver dropped us out on the Main highway where we were able to flag down a van heading in the direction of the border town of Bolivia. Essentially we hitch hiked ....
Once there jumped on a little ric-shaw Tuk Tuk that peddled us to immigration for our stamps and into Peru! Then negotiated a cheap fair with a cab driver to puno... Worked out sweet !!
Stayed in the first hostel the lonely planet suggested which was super quite. Perfect for some RnR after destroying myself in lapaz and then the relentless voyage to and from potosi.
Was able to book the floating islands tour for the next and even a bus onto cusco for the following night... All seemed to be falling into place.
Cruisy night and set the alarm for an early start to tour what was set to be an amazing day on lake titikaka.