Next stop was Puno, just across the Peruvian border. And what do you do in Peru when you’re Oscar? You try the guinea pig (not bad, but a lot of bones).
We spent a night here again and visited the floating islands of Uros – very impressive reed grass layers 2-3 metres thick on which people live in groups of 3-4 families. The main income is tourism. Some pretty amazing constructions with the same reed grass around empty bottles builds these “Uros Mercedes”.

After that, on to Cusco! Where Oscar promptly got ill and spent the day in bed with a fever. Fortunately, it got better in time for our Inca Trail start.

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