From Puno I caught the bus to Bolivia, it was an interesting journey. First we had the border crossing, which was very straightforward. Shortly afterwards I changed buses and we travelled along past scenic Lake Titicaca. Before long we stopped at the edge of the water and it was announced that we would have to take a boat across the lake, while the bus went on a barge.
Eventually we got back on, and we continued our journey. Before long I could see the snow capped peaks of the Cordilliera Real. We passed through some very dry alpine towns and it started to rain and rain. The roads turned into rivers which the bus plowed through (albiet at a very low speed). Apparenty Bolivia had been expecting a drought, so I guess the rain must have been a relief in this region at least. Eventually we got to La Paz, due to the downfall it had taken nearly twice as long as it usually did. The view from my accomodation window is of some spectacular mountains over the city. It should be a good base for further adventures!