Añu, an Andean Tuber
Food Culture, Ingredients

Two Unusual Andean Tubers Delight in May: Oca and Añu

The Andes are the Eden of tubers.  While potatoes are the best known, others are just now beginning to come … 3 1571
Carrying Bags for Tourist

Cuzco and Its Workers Celebrate

May Day and the mind of North Americans turns to Maypoles and classic fertility celebrations. But in most of the … 0 992
Kukuli Restaurant

Kukuly Restaurant: A Nook of Delights

A welcoming place with good energy,  Kukuly Restaurant sits three blocks above the main plaza  and offers not only a … 2 1397
San Blas’ Handicraft Fair
Cuzco Neighborhoods

San Blas’ Handicraft Fair

One Saturday I went to the ancient neighborhood of San Blas, known for its handicrafts.   As I walked through its … 1 832
Potato Flower

Potato Flower

“La Flor de Papa” is a cheeky song considered folklore which is very widely known in Cuzco.  Though ostensibly simple … 2 1005

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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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The Multiple Spanishes of Cusco

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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 3471
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 1376
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 … 1 1373
Llamas y ausangate (https://www.instagram.com/p/-U9BPqovH_/)

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 2403