Inca, a Statue and a Struggle

The Incas not only are an important part of Cuzco’s history, they are a basis of its economy and their … 2 1699
Peruvian Flag and Cusco Flag with Fruit

On Peru’s Independence Day

Peru gained its independence on the 28th of July 1821, and every year we celebrate our country. There are various … 0 1173
Alpaca Loin with Gravy

Alpaca, a Story

Dark and juicy like beef, alpaca meat graces many plates in tourist restaurants in Cuzco and very few dishes in … 1 1310
Maracuya Sours Made with Pisco
Food Culture, Ingredients, Peruvian Cuisine

Cheers, Pisco and Peru

This week Peru celebrates its anniversary in an outpouring of national pride.  While patriotism is part of the air people … 0 1150
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Sun and City

Even though half a millennium has passed since the Incas worshipped the sun, it still rules Cuzco’s patios and streets. … 0 802

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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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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 3471
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 1376
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 1373
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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
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 2403