Over lunch on Taquile island, our guide explained numerous of his peoples’ customs. One of the customs was related to the type of hat the men wore, especially at fiestas. There were different hats/ways of wearing them for boys up to about 17yrs old, single male adults over 17yrs old, married men, and also elders. Our guide ruefully revealed he was the wearer of a ‘single man’s’ hat!
Note – our tour was organised via our hostal and was with Lagos Tours, it cost us 80 sols each (about £17), and included: transport to/from port, boat trip that lasted from 8am to 6pm, tri-lingual guide, lunch, visits to the 2 islands, fee for visiting Taquile island.
Our hostal in Puno was the Pumabackpacker. We paid $20 (£14) a night for a double room, shared bathroom, breakfast, free Wi-Fi. Not brilliant, but OK for the price.