Coca Leaves and their Llipta
Customs, Food Culture

Coca Leaves and their Llipt’a in Cuzco

Coca leaves come from a shrub that grows on the Eastern slopes of the Andes. Though controversial today because of … 0 2649
The Seven Andean Flours
Customs, Cuzco Neighborhoods, Food Culture

The “Seven Flours,” a Popular Breakfast and Medicine.

The “seven flours” may sound like something from Snow White. But it is a Cuzco label for a ground meal … 0 1160
Magical Popped Corn
Archeology, Cuzco Neighborhoods, Food Culture

Popcorn in Cuzco

You know it is magic.  In this day of science we take so many things for given and this is … 2 1774
Tuna Fruit
Commentary, Cuzco Neighborhoods, Food Culture, Ingredients

Tuna Fruit, The Seasonal Offering of Cactus

Where ever you go in Cuzco these days you are likely to find a fruit called “tuna.”  Looking somewhat like … 0 6096
Cuzco's Women March

The Women of Cuzco

Today is International Women’s Day. For more than a century this day has honored women in their struggle for equality. … 0 1158

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Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

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Sunset in Cusco (Walter Coraza Morveli)
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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 4309
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 2078
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 2003
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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
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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 3081