Gemma goes global!
Well im now in Peru, and the first port of call was Puno at lake Titikaka, i say lake it is more like an ocean, its sooooooooooo vast, its amazing, highest and largest one at altitude. Most importantly staying in a hotel (with stars!) that has a bath and hot and cold water, and you dont get electricuted when having a shower, always a bonus! Spent 2 days on lake, visiting floating isalnds and the locals, then travelling 2 hrs to another non floating isalnd to stay with a local family. Our home had the most spectacular views over the lake, and comfortable living quarters for us, a small mud hut kitchen/dinner and a outdoor loo, and a donkey! Such an experience to stay with them, the grandmother, mother and a boy. Watched a local football match, climbed 1000 metres up a mountain to watch the sunset, and forgot a torch which would have helped on the way down as THE SUN HAD SET! Much to the amusement of the locals, they aslo dress you up in traditional dress and pack you off to a fiesta for some local dancing! x