Day 17 of G-Adventures Inca Heartland Tour.
Today we travel by local bus 391 kms (6h30) from Cusco through the high Altiplano region to Puno ashore of Lake Titicaca. Titicaca is the largest lake of the world above 3.800 masl.
Weather is cloudy, sometimes rainy. Cusco has 6 to 17 °C, rain, 5 kmh wind. Bus is Transzela, super dirty and from the start the play one episode of a thumb series very loud. As they start to repeat the same episode I make the relucant stewart turn this crab off. The bus is superdirty, but comfortable (only 2 + 1 in a row) and it stinks.
We sit in front (the primary victims).
From the hotel we go to cusco bus central by g adventures minibus. There we wait shortly, get in and drive.
At 4 pm we arrive in Puno and change from big bus to small bus. The small bus brings us to Hotel Balsa Inn. Donot jump in the room, you could hurt your head.
We drop our stuff and the laundry and go to the supermarket to by food for the home stay family.
Today all inhabitants of Puna are at the same supermarket queue like I am.
Gianni is very frustrated.
We go home to the hotel, have a shower and pack the food in our daypacks for tomorrow. Then we all go for dinner to plaza del arm.