We had just arrived in Puno on the Andean Explorer and found out our hotel was very close to this amazing ship. Arriving on board a very enthusiastic lady showed us around and her English was very good. The story of how it got here from England (and the engine was made at Petters in the Thames - so we think it may have been built in Staines where we used to live) is a totally epic feat.
The brass work is spotless and the restoration project is well underway. You make a donation and there is some merchandise to buy if you want. You can even post letters on board. If you are in Puno and no doubt visiting Lake Titicaca, do spend a hour of so here, it is part of the lakes history.
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