Bailando una danza típica en la Plaza de Armas del Cusco (Walter Coraza Morveli)

My experience performing typical dances

I still remember the first year of classes at the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega school. As is customary the … 0 142
Pisco on display in a local store (David Knowlton)

Peru’s Pisco, Distinctive and Unique

The distiller known ’round the world for Peru’s Pisco Porton, Johnny Shuler, is from originally Switzerland, according to his license. … 0 135
Niños bailando en la Plaza de Armas (David Knowlton)
celebration, Culture

When Children Rehearse in Cusco, It Is Much More than Dance

Cusco’s main square beats to the sound of rhythmic flutes and drums. All day long, it seems, one group or … 0 137
Stuck in Traffic (David Knowlton)

Thinking Fast, A Taxi Tale

“You have to be careful who you pick up, though sometimes you can’t tell. It is the risk of driving … 0 230
Quipucamayoc, Guaman Poma

The Inca Quipus and The Inca Calendar According to Guamán Poma

The chronicler Guaman Poma, in his long description of Andean life in pre-Hispanic and colonial times, mentions the use of … 0 122

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The Traveling Peanut

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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 … 0 143
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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
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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 1150
McCune Copper Pit at Cerro de Paso
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Mines, Railroads, and Mormons in the Story of Pisco Sour

The Train on its way to Cerro de Pasco 1904 One hundred years ago this last Friday, April 1st, Victor … 0 1477
Magical Rainbows Above Cusco's Main Plaza (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)
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Happiness Takes over the City these Days.

We are enjoying beautiful weather. Some days when the rain falls in the city and it´s mountains, we breath fresh … 1 1947