Fruit at Ttio Market
Food Culture

Seasonal Fruit Fills Cuzco

It is the rainy season in Cuzco and also time to enjoy fresh fruit. Cuzco fills with fruit during this season and one can enjoy not just the fruit but their products, from the yogurt with fresh fruit that is commonly offered for breakfast to all kinds of exotic fruit juices. 0 1550
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 1452
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 1293
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 1147
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. 0 747

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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 3291
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 1256
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 1235
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 2252