Puno at a glance
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It is true that parts of the tour were touristy and tacky. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t have an incredible time visiting the lake, and that parts of my experience weren’t authentic. Maybe the villagers put on the dance and dress up for our benefit, but that doesn’t mean that before tourists came they didn’t engage ...
For me, Puno was a one hit wonder. After visiting the floating islands, there was not much else that warrants one’s attention. I might have had some travel fatigue after months of traveling through South America, but there was nothing in particular about the city that stood out. The Plaza de Armas was under heavy ...
The only effective protection against altitude sickness is the right approach to ascension. When climbing dizzying heights, do not go too fast to give the body the time to adapt to the changing conditions. That was not the case with me! Per day, not more than 300 to 500 meters of altitude should be overcome.