Singing for the Dead

Song, Food, and Drink at the Cemetery on the Day of the Dead

Once November first has passed, and people have enjoyed their lechón, on the next day– November 2– the celebrate the … 1 1093
Lechón and Tamales

Roast Pork, Bread Babies and Cuzco’s Day of the Living

Bread babies and bread horses people Cuzco today as its population gathers together, eat lechón (roast pork) and, following tradition, … 1 979
Door Decorated for Halloween

Trick or Treat and Creole Song in Cuzco

Here in Cuzco the vast majority of the people are now taking Halloween as a tradition when, up until very … 1 856
Birthday Cake
Food Culture

Energy and Fun, Birthdays in Cuzco

For almost everyone, reaching another year is a special occasion.  It is a time for taking stock of what you … 0 967
Tupac Amaru Fair
Food Culture, Traditional Food

A Square of Delights, the Tupac Amaru Fair

An Andean Mall, the weekly Tupac Amaru fair offers a great variety of goods as well as providing the largest … 0 1285

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The abstracted form of a dog watching a soccer game. (Photos by Alonzo Riley)

Misunderstanding the Canines of Cuzco

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dolor de cabeza

Pulling Hair, A Traditional Cure for Headache

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Cantuta Flowers (Photo: Alonzo Riley)
Tiger's MIlk Cocktail to Revive You

Majestic Tiger’s Milk (Leche de Tigre), a Peruvian Delight

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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 3451
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 1361
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 1361
Llamas y ausangate (

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 2391