To travel from Cusco to Puno, in Perú, instead of the usual direct bus, I decided to take the tourist route. This involved several stops along the way and included the services of a guide. There was also a stop for lunch and the journey took almost 10 hours.
The first stop was at Andahuaylillas to visit the church of San Pedro. Unfortunately, cameras are not allowed to be used inside. The church has many works of art and is known as the ” Sistine Chapel of Perú”.
The next stop was Raqchi, a large Inca site. It had been partially destroyed by the invading Spaniards but some of it is still standing.
The next stop was for lunch, buffet style, which was adequate. I sat at a table occupied by a friendly couple from Argentina, which gave me an opportunity to get advice for my forthcoming visit to their country.
Onward and upward to La Raya, at 4335 metres above sea level, the highest part of the journey and an opportunity to take fotos.
The usual goods on sale.
The next stop was at Pukara. One again, in the museum, cameras were not allowed to be used.
And finally, on to Puno, on the shore of Lake Titicaca.
Puno-PERU (Photo credit: Wikipedia)