Christ Child in the Municipality
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Christmas in Cuzco

Christmas comes to Cuzco in a combination of tradition and new as it builds its own present from these different … 0 453
Santurantikuy, Christmas Eve
Customs

Christmas Eve Santurantikuy Market in Cuzco

Christmas Eve the Plaza de Armas, the main square, blossoms with a Christmas market. Under gray skies and sometimes rain, people filled with joy still fill the square to go from stand to stand where Cuzco’s many craftsmen display and sell their wares year after year. Called Santurantikuy, Quechua for “to sell a saint” the market is a Cuzco tradition.0 809
Gifts and Hot Chocolate
Customs, Food Culture

Hot Chocolate and Togetherness in Cuzco

Christmas in Cuzco is a time of much demand for products and services, commercialism is strong, but it is also a time of brotherhood. To build this solidarity many groups in the City organize feasts, dinners and especially what are called chocolatadas in honor of the birth of the Christ Child.1 553
Slice of Panetón
Customs, Food Culture, Traditional Food

Sweet Bread and Christmas in Cuzco

A tall wedge of lightly citrusy bread laden with colorful fruit goes with Christmas in Peru, like the Inca Pachacutec … 0 898
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Cuzco Neighborhoods

Plaza San Francisco

One of Cuzco’s most popular plazas and one with much culture and tradition is the Plaza San Francisco, some three … 1 1218

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FOOD CULTURE

Tamales are the Favorite Delight of Cuzco (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)

Duality: Sweet and Savory Tamales

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Peruvian Coffe (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Peruvian Coffee Day

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Working a Field in Cuzco

The Basis of the Inca Economy: Agriculture

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folklore and legends

EL chaski y el condenado

Confusion of Gold with a Condemned

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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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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 1455
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 … 0 716
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 … 0 648
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 1664