"The Night Before Puno" Top 5 Page for this destination Puno by richiecdisc

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Puno is not exactly on the top of the list of cities to visit in Peru for most travelers. Even with its Lake Titicaca residence, it is merely a small market town trying to rise above the rest with its pivotal location. But it is the rare traveler that will not pass through this unremarkable city at some point in their Peruvian transportation experiences unless you fly all over the country or remain in the north of the country. No, with Lake Titicaca at its doorstep and being en route to Bolivia from all points south in the country, you will most certainly find yourself wandering these streets. So, why not make the best of it. There are ample restaurants, some nightspots and a colorful marketplace. You can do excursions out onto Lake Titicaca if you are not going to the Bolivian side or just rest up until you do. Either way, you probably won’t be here long so enjoy a brief taste of Puno.

  • Last visit to Puno: Oct 2002
  • Intro Written Feb 16, 2003
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  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2005 at 6:29 AM

    Can't believe it - gluehwein in Peru.... :-) Looks like a nice spot to visit in Peru, with a bit less crowd than in the other spots !

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2004 at 6:29 AM

    Hey, you have some wild experiences with busses and Hurricane Juan's! But, as you say, when they are all over they make for great stories!!

  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2003 at 1:40 PM

    Yeah, the buses go fast ONCE THEY GET GOING, which could take all day! (LOL) Memories of Puno: crazy untrimmed topiary everywhere, and a discordant band that marched around the streets playing at 6:00am, and a 9am bus to Yunguyu that left at 3pm

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2003 at 10:32 AM

    I've been on a few buses with those same bus drivers! Great story! I'm glad you lived to tell it! Puno looks like a little town. I'd love to see a photo of that driver. Cool Page

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2003 at 6:34 PM

    Psycho bus driver!!! Sounds like a lunatic (but in a good way).

  • demonia's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2003 at 7:12 PM

    The bus ride from hell. I would have slept 'till noon the next day hehe.

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2003 at 3:37 AM

    btw,no pickpockets in this comfortable bus?:-)

  • soncnica's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2003 at 1:56 AM

    But I still miss some pictures of floating houses :)

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2003 at 6:35 PM

    Oops.... I have been slightly delayed in my reading, LOL. Wow, what a busride! Great story!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2003 at 8:46 PM

    That was one hell of a bus ride :-) - no comfort stops I take it..lol Good deal on the accomm eventually.


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