Words by Kate Hennessy/Images by James Brunker
[See PDF for published version with James' wonderful photographs. Mine below are just snapshots.]
We’ve radically changed travel plans to come to the Virgen de la Candelaria festival in Puno, Peru, but on arrival I’m felled by altitude sickness. Puno doesn’t look or feel very high but at 3,830 metres above sea level it’s higher than both La Paz, Bolivia (at 3,640 metres) and Machu Picchu (2,430 metres).