Coffee and Pastry
Food Culture, Restaurants

Cafe Ayllu: Grace, Tradition, and Good Coffee

What is a good coffee? While for some the question might hinge solely on the brew itself as if brewing … 4 2089
Rocotos Rellenos on the Street in Cuzco
Food Culture, Ingredients

Life, Death, and Stuffed Hot Peppers

Fat and sassy, rocotos rellenos (stuffed hot peppers) peer out from their wrappings on many street corners in Cuzco, such … 0 1509
Anticuchos, Maruri Street
Food Culture

Skewered Meat and Embedded Meaning, Anticuchos

As dusk falls, Maruri street fills with the smells of grilling meat just as traffic is at its densest. Portable … 1 1424
Guinea Pigs Huacaro Fair
Food Culture

Guinea Pig, Pet or Festive Meal

“Did you know that in other countries they don’t eat guinea pig”  said the one young man to the other … 0 3008
Machu PIcchu, Courtesy Fidelus Coraza M.

Swashbuckling toward Machu Picchu and Peru

What do Nescafe, Cross Keys Pub, and explorer Hiram Bingham (often credited with “discovering” Machu Picchu) have in common? Besides … 0 1151

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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 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