Karina, Peru, aug 18 + aug 19, 2012

Most tourists only visit the famous islands on Lake Titicaca. Only few make it to towns on the lake's shores or specifically to the Chucuito peninsula, as we were able to. We booked a private tour and a home stay with the NGO Cedesos. With Noeli and Freddy, our guide and driver, we went to visit interesting pre-Incan sites and a fertility temple, took a short boat trip, went on a small hike and visited the pre-Incan and Incan funeral towers at Sillustani. But the highlight for us was the home stay at Efrain and Tomasa's house! They made us feel very welcome, even though we had to (were happy to) help out with some light farming work. :) This was the only thing we did in Peru outside the "gringo trail", and we loved it! :)

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