Requests (Prayers) in Wax on the Walls of the Chapel of Candles, Huanca
celebration, Customs, Travel

Feast of the Lord of Huanca and the Feast of Exaltation of the Lord of Qoyllur Rit’i

On September 14 and 15 of each year, the feast of the Lord of Huanca is celebrated. Many people who … 0 215
Schedule of festivities for September (Walter Coraza Morveli)
celebration, Events, tourism, Travel

Schedule of Activities and Festivities for September

The month of September brings us activities and festivities of great value in the region of Cusco. Being the month … 0 268
Illapa, el rayo en Cusco
Archeology, Culture

Lightning (Illapa) Has a Rich Meaning in Cusco

Lightning strikes the ground and many times. It likes to run through the thick ichu grass of the pampas, moving … 0 302
Eleves in Cusco (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Commentary, Customs

The Domestic Elves

Many have hated them, but we have never completely taken to them since many believe they are only imaginary beings … 0 427
Sapo y la fortuna
Commentary, Customs

Toads and Fortune

Toads are rare animals within the city as they live near streams, rivers or lagoons. With each day these animals … 0 392

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Peruvian Coffe (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Peruvian Coffee Day

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Working a Field in Cuzco
Ceviche Peruano (Walter Coraza Morveli)

folklore and legends

EL chaski y el condenado

Confusion of Gold with a Condemned

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The Devil Cat (Hebert Huamani Jara)

Demons in Roof-Top Cats

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A Town, a Teacher, and a Murder

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Boarding a Taxi (David Knowlton)

There Were No Pumas Up There, A Taxi Tale

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Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

The Multiple Spanishes of Cusco

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A Book of Stories Coming Soon

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Sunset in Cusco (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Cultura, history, tourism, Travel

History and Information About Cusco

Important points of the history of Cusco starting from the Plaza de Armas. In Inca times, what is today the … 0 987
Huaca Mesa Redonda (Photo: Wayra)
Archeology, Culture, history

Mama Qaqa or better known as ‘Mother Stone’

Mama Qaqa or better known as ‘Mother Stone’ is present among the wak’as (or huaca. A wak’a (Quechua) is an … 0 606
Guaman Poma, Observing the Sun


One of the most important problems of astronomy and Inca calendar involves an evaluation of the identities and role of … 0 538
Llamas y ausangate (

Llamas and their importance in the Andean World

Llamas are domestic animals from the Camelidae family and are common in the Peruvian Andes. It was a very important … 0 594
Customs, drinks, history, Intersections, Medicinals, tourism, Travel

Ayahuasca, A Plant with Demands, Challenges, and Changes

What if I told you there was a plant that could show your past, present, and future? A plant believed … 0 1553