This place is really high above the sea level. No matter how long have you been getting used to altitude, you feel a lack of air in your lungs. So when walking around the island, take it easy, there is no competitions here, just enjoy the landscape, stop whenever you feel breathless.
If you checked out also my page of Lima, you’d know that our luggages has been stolen, and so...we were in Puno district with not so many things, really unprepared to reach such temperatures...We thouth, com’on is Summer in Italy, so why shall I bring a pullover?!
Damn! It was so bloody freezing cold...
The north of Peru is tremendously cold after 4pm, when the light start to go down and a cold wind shine!! So, bring a pullover!!!
What you must know about Taquile Island before going there is that tour companies have turned a part of it into a real market, with higher prices than in any other part of Peru. The inhabitants probably agreed to this idea, for what we can't blame them. Still, I felt like being forced to buy something (what tour companies make you understand by leaving you on a market place) in consideration to the living conditions of Taquile people, notwithstanding the fact that what was sold had no specificity, except for the price.
Ce que vous devez savoir avant d'arriver ici, c'est que les agences de tourisme l'ont transformee en ile-marche, ou vous paierez bien plus cher que dans n'importe quel autre lieu peruvien. Les insulaires ont probablement acquiesce, mais on ne peut pas leur en vouloir. Ce qui est dommage, c'est tout de meme de se sentir force d'acheter par les agences de tourisme (qui vous laissent une heure sur la place du marche) a un prix exceptionnellement haut, qui speculent sur l'impression que pourraient vous laisser les conditions de vie des habitants.