French Bread at Qosqo Maki
Food Culture, Restaurants

Croissants, Bread, and Charity in Cuzco

Bread has changed in Cuzco over the last twenty or so years.  A region with its own very strong traditions … 0 919
Lechon and Tamales
Food Culture

Roast Pork, Guinea Pig, and Music: The Cargos of Cuzco

Music embraces and spreads joy in the feasts celebrated by what in Cuzco are called the caguyoq, the holders of … 3 1075
Api and Empanada
Food Culture

Api: Warmth, Migration, and Tradition

Night, cold, and difficult times find a solution in Cuzco in api [áh-pea], a hot, fruity, corn-based drink. Stemming from … 3 1783
A Toast to Their Marriage

Marrying in Cuzco

Sharing love is often not only between two people. It can involve many more, often an entire community. If it … 0 896

Cuzco’s Aromatic Cacao

Plump, colorful fruit hang from stems.   Large as melons, they seem somehow incongruous clinging to the trees, as if … 0 1436

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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