|Lake Titicaca Sunset|
1º dia de viagem - Lima - Lago Titicaca
De avião para Juliaca e de carro para Puno, na beira do Lago Titicaca.
De improviso, visitamos Sillustani, a agência havia se esquecido, mas prontamente incluíram novamente no roteiro. Só ficamos sem almoço, trocamos por bolacha com atum em lata. Se não fosse domingo, dia de compras, teríamos almoçado na casa de um amigo do motorista! pena...
A guia, estudante de turismo, nos permitiu o primeiro contato com a história do Peru, nos mostrou a Chullpas de Sillustani em seus detalhes.
No hotel fomos brindados com uma vista maravilhosa para o lago Titicaca e um por do sol deslumbrante (como você vê acima), o lago ficou em fogo e se misturou com o céu da mesma cor. Acho que foram as boas vindas e o aviso que tudo ia ser sensacional! Eu não acreditava, estava no Lago Titicaca (para mim uma coisa meio mágica), parecia tão distante aqui.
Primeiro dia, primeiro por do sol, primeiro hotel, primeiro jantar delicioso, primeiro sítio arqueológico, primeira criançinha linda, primeira ovelha, primeiro pisco sauer,de um monte de outros de tudo, um mais sensacional que o outro - total 12 dias
Sillustani – Lake Titicaca
We left Sao Paulo in the evening and flew straight to Lima. After dinner and an overnight stay in Miraflores we started our “immersion” into the Peruvian culture and the country’s beautiful scenery.
Day 1 – Lima - Lake Titicaca
In the morning, we flew to Juliaca and from there we drove to the lakeside city of Puno. Luckily, the travel agency realized they had forgotten to include Sillustani in our itinerary for the day, so we had the opportunity to visit this amazing site - a pre-Incan burial ground located on the shores of Lake Umayo near Puno. The only minor inconvenience was that we had to skip lunch and snack on crackers with canned tuna instead, but in the end it was really worth it. Unfortunately, since it was a Sunday, all the locals had left to do their shopping; otherwise, we would have had lunch at a friend of the driver’s – wouldn’t that have been awesome?!!!
Our guide was a Tourism student and she introduced us to the history of Peru, telling us all there was to know about the Chullpas - the tombs of Sillustani, which are built above the ground in tower-like structures. Back at the hotel, we were blessed with a wonderful view of Lake Titicaca at sunset (as you can see in the picture below). It seemed that the lake was on fire melting into the burning sky. I’m sure it was welcoming us and letting us know that we would have a sensational trip! I couldn’t believe my eyes – there I was, admiring the view of Lake Titicaca (a place which is simply magical to me), thousands of miles away from São Paulo!!!
First day, first sunset, first hotel, first delicious meal, first visit to an archaeological site, first cute little kid, first sheep, first pisco sour, first…
of many other firsts that were yet to come – each one more exhilarating than the other – total number of days: 12
Daniel e Casa Andina Private Collection - Puno
O primeiro Pisco Souer - Pisco (destilado de mosto de uva), limão, açucar e clara de ovo!!!
|primeiro jantar delicioso no hotel|
first delicious dinner at hotel