Chivay to Puno – Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday morning we got a taxi from our hotel into Chivay. While we were waiting in the square for our bus a couple of cute young boys asked if we wanted pictures with their lamb and baby llama and baby alpaca. We said no but then Duke got into a conversation with them and we decided to take a picture. 

To get from Chivay to Puno we took a tourist bus. It is the first time we have done that on this trip. We had a guide and we stopped for a snack, a sandwich and coca tea. 

The trip was six and a half hours. We went through the Aguada National Park and saw lots of wild vicuña. Back in 1976 vicuña were put on the endangered species list. They were hunted for their wool. There were only 6,000 left. Now there are 350,000. 

Tonight we are in Puno on the shore of Lake Titicaca. I think this is the highest altitude we have ever spent the night except perhaps on the hike up Mt Whitney many years ago! We are at 12,580 ft. 

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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