katelicte Magical sunset reflection on the mountains. Vitacura // Santiago, Chile. #latergram #afterlight 2d

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katelicte Jess and greens and glass 😎 #parquearaucano #santiago 2d

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katelicte We attempted to admire the rose gardens in Parque Araucano, but most of the plants were pruned back for the winter & hadn't grown new blooms yet. #latergram #santiago 2d

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katelicte Sunny afternoon in the park & a peek of some snow peaks. #latergram #santiago 2d

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katelicte Night falls over Cusco. #latergram #peru 3d

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katelicte High altitude sunset. #cusco #peru 3d

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katelicte Plaza de Armas on a cloudy day. Puno, Peru. #latergram #travelgram 3d

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katelicte One final food & drink photo from Peru: enjoying a chichatini, which was made with chicha morada (fermented beverage from local purple corn). #latergram #peru 5d

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katelicte Another delicious dish from Peru: some sort of amazing locally-made cheese, breaded in quinoa flakes, with a hot pepper and mango/papaya relish. This was basically like eating Andean deep-fried cheese curds, but healthier and gluten free! #latergram 5d

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katelicte Peru #latergram: yes, I ate alpaca when we were traveling in Peru. It was delicious! This is alpaca steak au poivre with veggies and these really flavorful Andean potatoes. 5d

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katelicte One final view of Lake Titicaca from the island of Taquile. The gate is a point of welcome to the island, and the shore in the distance is actually a peninsula coming out of the Peruvian shoreline. It was so peaceful! #peru #travelgram 1w
  •   katelicte A hail storm was hiding in those clouds! 1w

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katelicte Path down to Lake Titicaca on the other side of the island. From this side of Taquile, the Bay of Puno and the Peruvian shore are visible. #peru #travelgram 1w
  •   k86 So beautiful! 1w
  •   katelicte @k86 It was! I felt like I was on an island in the Mediterranean, not a lake (but a huge one) in South America. 1w

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katelicte While having lunch on Taquile, Jess was too busy slurping up quinoa soup to pose for this photo. Check out the view of the farming terraces in the background. People have been living on Taquile well before the Spanish & the Inca, and the terraces, while still in use, are just as old. #laketiticaca #peru #latergram 1w

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katelicte View from Taquile's main plaza. At the bottom center is the harbor, and in the distance, towards the clouds, is Bolivia. The climb up rocky steps in thin air from the harbor to the plaza was intense, even though we had been acclimated to the high altitude for some time. Behind us is a workshop where the men weave hats, scarves, gloves, and traditional garments of the island. Taquile really felt removed from the culture of Puno (on the mainland) and the tourism of the Floating Islands. #peru #laketiticaca 1w

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katelicte Continuing on our day trip (three hour tour? ) at Lake Titicaca, we boated 28 miles (45 km) from Puno out into the lake to the island of Taquile. We only explored the Peruvian part of the lake, which is HUGE btw, so we didn't visit Isla del Sol or Bolivia. Taquile was lovely...photos to come! 1w

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katelicte Floating Islands of the Uros series 4: Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. This perspective shows the mountainous surroundings of the lake. Between the shore (in the far background) and the floating islands are areas of open water and also sections of reeds, which are important for building the islands themselves, boats, and the shelters on the islands. These reeds only grow in the part of the (huge) lake near Puno, Peru. #laketiticaca #travelgram 1w

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katelicte Floating Islands of the Uros series 3: a neighboring island. The construction of these islands is a fairly intricate process that involves about one year's worth of time! #laketiticaca #peru 1w
  •   jair_100 @katelicte great gallery! I'm planning a trip to machupichu! How do you went from cusco to puno/titicac lake? Which were your favorite locations? 1w
  •   katelicte @jair_100 Thank you! We took a tourist bus to Puno (Inka Express was the company) that stopped at several sites along the way and included a buffet lunch. I would recommend it! The views in the altiplano between the cities are incredible. Also, get a boleto tourístico for admission to tons of things in & around Cusco. It's a really good deal, and you'll need it if you do any tours in the area since the companies don't include admission. We set up the tours through a company recommended by our hotel in Cusco, and I really liked the tour we did of the Sacred Valley. 1w
  •   katelicte @jair_100 I can pass along the tour company contact's info to you, if you want. Our contact did a nice job setting things up for us and can be trusted not to rip you off, which is something we saw happen to people who booked through a different company. 1w
  •   jair_100 @katelicte that would be very helpful, if you have their e-Mail or their website, i can contact them... And then form Puno did you returen to Cusco? Or you weber frontera then to Lima? 1w
  •   katelicte @jair_100 Yes, that is the correct website for Inka Express. We took an overnight bus from Cruz del Sur to return to Cusco. I found the driving to be a little scary, but the bus was nice (we had cama seats). I'll message the tour company info to you... 1w
  •   jair_100 Great! Thanks a lot @katelicte 1w
  •   katelicte @jair_100 Ok, my contact is Rudyt Roman, and you can contact her sales@andeanspiritualpathways.com I have her phone number if you want that too. 1w

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