Cusco, Cuzco looking over the Cathedral's Steps
Commentary

Cusco or Cuzco, Which is it?

Though seemingly a simple matter of right or wrong, issues of spelling can be quite complex.  Different spellings often invoke … 5 1474
Salchipapa
Food Culture, Traditional Food

Potatoes and Franks, an Untypical Tradition in Street Food

To get close to a plate of salchipapas, even though it is simple, is to be wrapped round and round … 1 770
Choclo Ready for Cheese
Food Culture, Traditional Food

Sweet Corn and Cheese, an Ancient and Divine Marriage.

Though simple, sweet corn with cheese, choclo con queso, is without doubt the most exquisite of dishes, especially in our … 2 559
Sirena with Charango, Facade Puno Cathedral
Food Culture, Literature

Sirena, Desire and Culture in Cuzco

Once the heart of empire, now the draw of tourists, Cuzco carries within it stories and passions unseen by most … 1 599
World in a World, Papa Rellena
Food Culture

A World of Color and Flavor in your Hand, Cuzco’s Papas Rellenas

A small, colorful world full of flavor appears among white, billowy clouds when you open a papa rellena, a Peruvian … 0 615

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The abstracted form of a dog watching a soccer game. (Photos by Alonzo Riley)

Misunderstanding the Canines of Cuzco

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Tiger's MIlk Cocktail to Revive You
Cantuta Flowers (Photo: Alonzo Riley)
Chicharrones (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Traditional Food of Cuzco

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folklore and legends

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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Destruction of the Temple of Santo Domingo

The Story of a Beggar and a Café in Cusco

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Parade of Allegories

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Love to Dance (Brayan Coraza Morveli)
Mickey Mouse in Cusco

Literature

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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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 … 0 450
Guaman Poma, Observing the Sun
history

PUCUY SUCANCA AND CHIRAO SUCANCA, INCA SOLAR OBSERVATION

One of the most important problems of astronomy and Inca calendar involves an evaluation of the identities and role of … 0 385
Llamas y ausangate (https://www.instagram.com/p/-U9BPqovH_/)
history

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 1396
McCune Copper Pit at Cerro de Paso
drinks, history, Intersections

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 1691