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Nazca

In the roadmap of my trip through Peru and Bolivia, one of the cities included it was Nazca. It is a very old town in terms of history, where in the past, before the arrival of the Spanish Conquerors, there lived three different people with its different cultures in different eras. The first inhabitants of that region it was the "Paracas People" and  later on it was occupied by the "People of Nazca" between 100BC and 600AD. Around the 15th century the Quechuas (also known as Inkas) was occupying the region. Therefore, in Nazca there are also Inka ruins. In the 16th century the Inkas was conquered by the Spanish conqueres.
When returning to Lime from Nazca, we stopped by Ica City, where there is a small oasis with a lagoon in the middle of huge dunes. I wrote a bit about this city below, in the end of this post.
Nazca Lines and extraterrestrial astronauts? The first time I heard about Nazca, it was when I was a teenager and read the book "Were The Gods Astrona…

La Paz

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Traveling through South America is always a surprise and a way to demolish prejudices and stereotypes. Certainly, some images we have from some countries are confirmed in terms of cultural traditions, but some crappy information that prevents some people from visiting some cities and countries do not confirm.
Bolivia is a relatively poor country if its economy is compared to the richest countries in the world, and so many people consider the country still under development. Anyway to my surprise, when visiting La Paz, I found a very interesting city, with a historic center full of attractions and some new and modern parts of the city that are not behind the best cities in the world. Some parts of the historical city centre are true pearls very well preserved, however there are also many abandoned buildings. Some attractions of La Paz are genuine, peculiar to the city, such as the Moon Valley for example.
Another interesting fact in La Paz is that, we feel that the city is under great…

Puno, Uros and The Floating Islands

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In this post I writte about my trip to Puno, with its main local attractions and the Islands of Uros. I was there during my travel through Peru and Bolivia. Puno is a city based on human scale and the attractions can be reached by walking. The furthest interesting place from the historic center (which is around Plaza de Armas), is the area where there a pier and a marina on the shore of Lake Titicaca. If you are used to walking, it will take you about 30 minutes to get to the pier on foot.
How we got to Puno We came to Puno from the small town of Copacabana, in Bolivia. There are very comfortable buses that comes from La Paz and Copacabana or from Cusco in Peru. Both Puno in Peru and Copacabana in Bolivia are on the shores of the Lake Titicaca. It is a huge lake and is about 4000 meters high. Lake Titicaca is the one that is on the highest altitude on earth. In Juliaca City, nearby Puno, there is an airport. It can be of use if you do not want to continue your travel by bus. There i…

Copacabana and Lake Titicaca | Bolivia

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The city of Copacabana in Bolivia lies on the shores of Lake Titicaca at the altitude of approximately 4000 meters. Here I write about my trip and experience when visiting that sites. If you are thinking of visiting that region, or are just curious, maybe my journey can be of interest to you.
From La Paz to Copacabana | The begining of the trip On October 27, 2016, I and my wife continued our travel in Peru and Bolívia, going to the town of Copacabana. It is located on the shores of The Lake Titicaca. That day we woke up very early and we had breakfast in La Paz, at Hotel Sarganaga, on the street of the same name, in the historic center of the capital of Bolivia, where we stayed and spent the previous nights. After breakfast, we took a taxi to the bus station of La Paz. It was the doorman who called a taxi for us and we notice that he note down the car plaque number, certainly for a safety measure.
Arriving at the bus station terminal of La Paz, we took the bus of the company Titicad…