Last year, my husband and I visited Peru's magical Lake Titicaca for three days. We decided to spend one of those days traveling around the area to see what life was like beyond the touristy areas. We hired a local guide and asked him to take us to his favorite local towns around Lake Titicaca.
The highlight of the day for us was when our guide, knowing how interested we were to learn about daily life around the region, made an impromptu stop at his friend's house so we could meet him and his family. They welcomed us into their home with big smiles and couldn't have been more generous. I especially enjoyed when they showed us how they spin raw alpaca fibers into yarn and then weave the beautiful carpets you see throughout Peru.
That day we spent driving around Juliaca, Lampas, and Juli with our guide was one of our favorites of the trip!