Rocotos Rellenos on the Street in Cuzco
Food Culture, Ingredients

Life, Death, and Stuffed Hot Peppers

Fat and sassy, rocotos rellenos (stuffed hot peppers) peer out from their wrappings on many street corners in Cuzco, such … 0 1143
Anticuchos, Maruri Street
Food Culture

Skewered Meat and Embedded Meaning, Anticuchos

As dusk falls, Maruri street fills with the smells of grilling meat just as traffic is at its densest. Portable … 1 1021
Guinea Pigs Huacaro Fair
Food Culture

Guinea Pig, Pet or Festive Meal

“Did you know that in other countries they don’t eat guinea pig”  said the one young man to the other … 0 2605
Machu PIcchu, Courtesy Fidelus Coraza M.
Literature

Swashbuckling toward Machu Picchu and Peru

What do Nescafe, Cross Keys Pub, and explorer Hiram Bingham (often credited with “discovering” Machu Picchu) have in common? Besides … 0 868
Ceviche Mixto, Yurac
Restaurants

Yurac Restaurant a Hopeful Beginning

White is its name in Quechua, Yurac, and white is the color of its decor. White is also its specialty, … 1 800

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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 1456
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 … 0 649
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 1666