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we was robbed!! - in Puno

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1. Posted by laura_uk (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y

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yes it happened at last, after 2 months of travelling sámerica the b$"·&%%&$s finally got us!
So basically we were
a)wondering if anyone in Puno has seen our stuff, luckily the only thing of value was Doms I-pod, but i had a really nice bag,...inside of the bag that was nicked, with a going away gift from a friend!
Its a White bag with a llama on the front and a blue and black handbag in the shape of a pot with black llamas on the from and a tiny paper fairy inside.
a Green i-pod mini with csi 100 on the back (the only reason we want it back!).
and our beloved South america on a shoestring guide book!! It has our route mapped out and lots of notes about where we are off to next, now we have no idea!

and B) to warn people about the central supermarcardo area in Puno, (near to where you catch buses which dont stop in the terminal). Its where we were robbed at 7am! Be careful guys!

Also i had a note book with all my friends and families addresses in which i would like back!
It also had passport numbers in, is that okay, im really worried now, can anyone do anything with it?!?

Any replies would be appreciated

Laura and Dom - with a new lighter travelling style!

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

spoken to cops?

3. Posted by laura_uk (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y

yep we went to tourist police and got a report done (costs 3.10NS in Peru) for insurance purposes (insurance company will also require recipt or at least instruction manual of stolen items)

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Quoting laura_uk

(near to where you catch buses which dont stop in the terminal)

It's always near bus stations. Damn bus stations.

Sorry for your loss. Now you will have to sing to each other.

5. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

lucky you have an insurance - than not everything lost

6. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Hey Guys really sorry to hear about your bad luck...

7. Posted by Peruvian (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

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8. Posted by Maktub (Budding Member 49 posts) 11y

I feel your pain amigos.
Last week, after 1 year of travelling, I was pickpocketed for the 1st time in the bus terminal in Puno.
It didnt bother me too much at the time, I was pissed off, but the culprit was clearly an artist in his own trade as it was in the front pocket of my jeans and I saw and felt nothing.
As it turned out all my cards were in there too and I had to wait with no money for 3 days in Cuzco. Lesson learned!
Wallets are bad!!
Good luck getting your stuff back people.


9. Posted by hannahp (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

I really can't say I'm surprised!

Puno is an absolute dump, one of the worst places I went to in S. America! Only problem being of course that it's unavoidable between La Paz (fantastic) and Cuzco (impossible to avoid given Machu Pichu's proximity. Since I kept going back-and-forth between the 2 I passed through Puno many times (thus adding to my hatred of the place)! So advice to travellers: Avoid Puno where possible!

Good luck with getting stuff back guys, thank god for insurance!

And as for carrying cash cards in pockets, you've got it all wrong, mine was in my knickers for almost 6 months!

Take care people...