Lake Titicaca and A Day in Puno, Peru

Lake Titicaca Floating Islands Panoramic

Puno is a small town in the South of Peru bordered by Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable body of water, and it is alive with bright colors, friendly people, and beautiful artisan work! Neon pom poms line boat windows and shops are filled with handmade alpaca winter accessories. The man-made floating reed islands can by spotted from the shoreline and tourists from all over the world visit to get a taste of the island traditions.

Living in Lima

Lima Peru skyline from rooftop apartment

Well, now that I have paid rent three times in Lima I guess it is finally time to accept the move and share a little bit about my new life with all of ya’ll. In August I packed my bags, three suitcases, two giant market bags, a bench and a shelf to be exact, and left my a piece of my heart in the beautiful Northern Andes of Peru. I traded small town Contumaza, Cajamarca for the capital city of Lima.

Changing Host Families

After many weeks of searching for a new host family in Santa Cruz that meets all the Peace Corps regulations, I finally found a new home! I decided to change host families to find a more secure house that was closer to town. Luckily, I found just that! My new host family is an 81…