Feast of Hatun Pocoy, Guaman Poma
Customs

Food, Dolls, and Rain: Carnival in Cuzco

Carnival is a time of effervescence and renewal.  In Cusco it rains, often heavily, while people play with water, celebrate … 1 590
Cuzco's White Corn at the Center of Ritual
Ingredients

Giant White Corn, Cuzco’s Heart

Peru has many distinctive foods, but the ”giant white corn of Cuzco”, known for its large kernels, is one of … 11 1327
Lord of Wari, Foto Andina, Percy Hurtado
Archeology

Wari Lord’s Wealth Displayed in Cuzco

A major discovery, the tomb of a pre-Inca, Wari nobleman was announced in Cuzco this last Thursday, February 24. It’s … 3 635
Classic Upstairs Window and Flag, Cuzco, Peru
Restaurants

Cuzco Restaurants Take to Facebook

Facebook is not only notable for its role in recent uprisings, it is rapidly becoming a useful place to find … 0 478
Is Lomo Saltado Chinese or Not?
Peruvian Cuisine

Lomo Saltado: A Dish of Nation Building

No matter where one goes, one dish seems to represent Peruvian food almost more than any other.  I am not … 11 3050

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

Traditional Food of Cuzco

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FOOD CULTURE

folklore and legends

The Devil Cat (Hebert Huamani Jara)

Demons in Roof-Top Cats

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A Town, a Teacher, and a Murder

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Destruction of the Temple of Santo Domingo

The Story of a Beggar and a Café in Cusco

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Parade of Allegories

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Love to Dance (Brayan Coraza Morveli)
Mickey Mouse in Cusco

Literature

Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

The Multiple Spanishes of Cusco

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A Book of Stories Coming Soon

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Guaman Poma, Observing the Sun
history

PUCUY SUCANCA AND CHIRAO SUCANCA, INCA SOLAR OBSERVATION

One of the most important problems of astronomy and Inca calendar involves an evaluation of the identities and role of … 0 193
Llamas y ausangate (https://www.instagram.com/p/-U9BPqovH_/)
history

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 1185
McCune Copper Pit at Cerro de Paso
drinks, history, Intersections

Mines, Railroads, and Mormons in the Story of Pisco Sour

The Train on its way to Cerro de Pasco 1904 One hundred years ago this last Friday, April 1st, Victor … 0 1503
Magical Rainbows Above Cusco's Main Plaza (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)
Cuzco Neighborhoods, history, Travel

Happiness Takes over the City these Days.

We are enjoying beautiful weather. Some days when the rain falls in the city and it´s mountains, we breath fresh … 1 1999