The Condor's Head and Body at Machu Picchu

Condors and Stone, A Conversation

Some stories tell of how potatoes came from stones, originally, and how one of the first Incas, Ayar Uchu became … 3 1758
Añu, an Andean Tuber
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Two Unusual Andean Tubers Delight in May: Oca and Añu

The Andes are the Eden of tubers.  While potatoes are the best known, others are just now beginning to come … 3 2168
Carrying Bags for Tourist

Cuzco and Its Workers Celebrate

May Day and the mind of North Americans turns to Maypoles and classic fertility celebrations. But in most of the … 0 1340
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Kukuly Restaurant: A Nook of Delights

A welcoming place with good energy,  Kukuly Restaurant sits three blocks above the main plaza  and offers not only a … 2 1808
San Blas’ Handicraft Fair
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San Blas’ Handicraft Fair

One Saturday I went to the ancient neighborhood of San Blas, known for its handicrafts.   As I walked through its … 1 1151

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