Carnival: Dancing Around the Yunza
Customs

Carnival in Cuzco, Celebration and Play

Carnival is a feast filled with color and tradition.  People perform typical dances of the region around the yunza tree, … 0 1158
Doll Representing a Comadre as a Social Type
Cuzco Neighborhoods, Food Culture

The Day of the Comadres Makes Cuzco

In the lead up to Carnival, Cuzco celebrated yesterday a fascinating event called the Day of the Comadres.  This day … 0 1106
Mushrooms
Food Culture

Cuzco’s Wild Mushrooms

From November to April rains bathe Cuzco´s countryside.  Its forests flourish.  Among them the ground is painted with mushrooms as … 0 992
Valentines Day Gift Bag
Customs

One Love, Two Ways

A chasm splits Peru and one of its signs is love. On this Valentine’s Day one might think love is the same everywhere; marketers certainly want it to be. But in Peru there are big differences that signal a major gulf in the country. It is the break between city and countryside, even though urban culture is more powerful and invasive every day. 0 636
Humintas
Food Culture, Recipes, Traditional Food

An Inca Delicacy for Times of Rain

What is yellow and white, folded over, ancient and modern?  An huminta, of course, one of the amazing delicacies of … 0 999

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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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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 2518
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 … 0 959
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 … 1 907
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 1898