We arrived at Cuesco at the brink of the evening by local minibus.
Rosio, our previous host in Calca (first interview of our video) even came on the journey with us, to make sure we got to our destination ok.
Worth noting that the minibuses in Calca don’t have a timetable or a precise destination: the driver waits until he has 4 or 5 passengers, then they decide on the place to go to together. As such, the driver often sticks his head out of the window to shout out the destination: “Cusco! bamos a Cusco!”
After a quick overnight stay with some friendly people, who unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to get to know well; we left to take the bus to Puno.
This time, the transport was a bit more comfortable and there was a set timetable to follow, however we kind of missed the fun chaos of the previous bus, and didn’t feel quite right amongst a group of tourists visiting the villages we went through as we travelled.
The journey took 7 hours with stops. We were driven up to Lake Titicaca at the edge of Puno. 7 hours in a bus may sound like a long time, but it was in fact made really short by the incredible sights out of the window as we drove, and time flew as we took advantage of what the bus route permitted us to see. With my camera glued to the window, I tried to soak up as much of the landscape as possible and create souvenirs to remember it by.
I hope these pictures inspire you to travel…