Traditional Costume for Dance

The Chullo Keeps People Warm and Shows Pride

Andean men wear a distinctive traditional garb. Little worn during the day outside of festivals and rural areas their head gear -- a knitted or crocheted, colorful cap with ear flaps -- remains important. Called “chullo” in Spanish, “ch’ullu” in Quechua and “lluch’u” in Aymara, it is traditionally woven from the wool of alpacas and other camelids, although today it often is made from synthetic fibers because of their durability and bright colors.0 2297
Frozen Limonade
Food Culture, Recipes

On Sunny Days Cuzco’s Gentle Limeade Quenches Thirst

It is hot and you are thirsty. Maybe you have ben walking around, shopping, or even playing soccer. Something is needed. It should restore liquid, give minerals and vitamins, make you relax and feel refreshed. What can do this for you? Cuzco has many things, but nothing is better than a glass of limeade, whether in traditional form or in a slush called “frozen.”0 2273
Cuzco's Plaza de Armas

Cuzco Declared the Best Destination in Latin America

Cusco won the Travel and Leisure award as the best destination in Latin America for 2012. It richly deserves this honor. 0 1356
Arroz con Mariscos (Rice with Shellfish)

Cafe de La Paz Comes to Cuzco

The Lima based Cafe de La Paz, a trademark of the Grupo Dos de Mayo corporation, opened recently in Cuzco on Calle Triunfo. A pleasant place with a wide list of offerings that yet emphasizes presentation over detail. 0 1427
Delicious Pollo a la Brasa
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Celebrate Pollo a la Brasa Day Today

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Funeral Rites in Inca Times

Inca culture was characterized by its religious and magical beliefs where death and life were one. The being did not … 0 1439
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 5522
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 2980
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 2856
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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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