Taking Palm Frond Crosses to Church
Customs, Food Culture

Palm Sunday in Cuzco

Cuzco enters into a period of ritual intensity, today, with Palm Sunday. The plaza will fill with people buying and carrying palm fronds, some going to mass and others not, as Catholicism and Cusco come together and split. Whether Catholics in the style favored by the Archbishop or not, the people enter into the holiest days of the year, when intensity and passion fill the plaza, streets and homes of this Inca city with some five hundred years of Catholicism.0 1306
Weaving the Lliqlla

Color and Beauty in Cuzco’s Hand Woven Lliqllas,

There are many different ways of artistic expression in the City of Cuzco as well as ways of making your … 0 1335
Selling in the Street 1
Customs, Food Culture

Street Vendors of Cuzco

An army of vendors makes their way daily into Cuzco’s streets.  Some have licenses and permits, as well as formal … 0 1151
Potatoes for Sale
Food Culture, Ingredients

The Mystery of Potatoes

Hidden beneath the earth, potatoes are growing in Cuzco.  Soon it will be harvest time and they will be lifted … 3 1320
Food Culture, Ingredients

Sauco Heals and Pleases Cuzco

The Sauco tree is filled with life, its leaves dance in each breeze as if filled with vitality and it produces small purple fruit like little balls of energy. They grow like grapes in bunches. Not only is that fruit used to make jams, but the plants green leaves also concentrate its force to heal and nourish. Sauco produces food and medicine and has been used by people since ancient times.0 3816

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Mama Qaqa or better known as ‘Mother Stone’ is present among the wak’as (or huaca. A wak’a (Quechua) is an … 0 1927
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