Sunday, May 20, 2012

Today we arrived in Puno. Unlike most places it is hot in the morning and cold in the afternoon. After acclaimating to the altitude and waiting two hours to get a snack from the hotel kitchen, we set off to the rural town of Sillustani to see the ancient Inca burial towers. We saw tons of alpacas, llamas, and vecunas (really small alpaca-like creatures). After returning to Puno we went to get dinner in a traditional restaurant where I tried delicacies such as alpaca meat and fried Guinea pig. The Guinea pig is known as Cuy, and although it was a bit difficult to stomach at first, it was good. Tomorrow morning we will be heading out to the islands in Lake Titicaca.

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