Lechón and Tamales
Food Culture, Recipes

Recipe for Lechón, Cuzco’s Festive Roast Pork

The traditional dish of Cuzco’s All Saints (Todos Santos) and many other celebrations is a delicious roast pork called lechón. … 1 1098
Singing for the Dead
Customs

Song, Food, and Drink at the Cemetery on the Day of the Dead

Once November first has passed, and people have enjoyed their lechón, on the next day– November 2– the celebrate the … 1 619
Lechón and Tamales
Customs

Roast Pork, Bread Babies and Cuzco’s Day of the Living

Bread babies and bread horses people Cuzco today as its population gathers together, eat lechón (roast pork) and, following tradition, … 1 618
Door Decorated for Halloween
Customs

Trick or Treat and Creole Song in Cuzco

Here in Cuzco the vast majority of the people are now taking Halloween as a tradition when, up until very … 1 488
Birthday Cake
Food Culture

Energy and Fun, Birthdays in Cuzco

For almost everyone, reaching another year is a special occasion.  It is a time for taking stock of what you … 0 618

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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 … 0 466
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 … 0 401
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 1406
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 1704