After a day of rest in Cusco.....i read a full book in a day.....no joke, we headed to Puno. We were delighted to find out it was only about 5 hours and not another overnighter.
Puno was pretty sinilar to the other Peruvian towns, lots of street stalls and traditional etire. But it looks over Lake Titicaca which was the real reason for our visit. The lady at our hostel couldn't have been nicer, she changed our room so Claudia could stay with us, brought us tea and there was chocolate on our pillows!!!! She also booked everything for us, which was our trip to the Uros Islands and our bus for the next day, we didnt even have to go out the hostel.
The Uros islands are something else. Thery are actully islands made entrely of reeds from the lake. Pictures dont really capture it well. Actually everything is made from this, houses, boats the lot. We saw ladies taking their children to school via rowing boats and a young girl fishing with string tied round a bottle. The leader of the island came over to chat with us and explained how they actually made the islands which there are loads of. Its quite touristy and I dont know if people would actually till live on the islands if it wasnt for tourism but they were really interesting.