Selling Crispy Empanadas
Food Culture

Street Food and Fast Food Sizzle in Cuzco

A rich and evolving street food scene fills Cuzco to the pleasure of its people. Although in cities from which many tourists come, food prepared on the spot or ready for you as you pass by suggests fast food chains, even there street food is claiming ever more importance. In Cuzco, street food is the fast food par excellence’ its constantly responds to new trends and meets the demands of its clients.0 1778
Pears on the Stem
Food Culture

Dreams Predict Life in Cuzco

Have you ever dreamed you were picking ripe, juicy fruit? If so and you lived in a Cuzco household the next morning over breakfast you would be invited to recount what you had dreamed and then everyone would discuss the meaning of the dreams for what they would tell you about the upcoming day and its dramas. Cuzco fits within a tradition of dream interpretation that covers the Andes from southern Colombia to Chile and Argentina.0 1674
Naturlandia in San Blas
Restaurants

Naturlandia, Vegetarian Food Flourishes in San Blas

A small, welcoming place, less than a block from the popular Plaza de San Blas, Naturlandia (Carmen Alto 146) opened to provide people with quickly prepared vegetarian food made from the natural products of the region of Cuzco. Besides food, it also has a mission to teach people the benefits of vegetarian living. Its motto seems to be with gusto and life for all.0 1659
Maracuya Sours Made with Pisco
Food Culture

Happy Pisco Day

Today Peru celebrates it banner drink, a brandy called Pisco.  Obtaining recognition  for this beverage named after the region of Pisco, south of Lima, has been an important part of Peru’s official push for the recognition of its gastronomy.  As a result, Pisco increasingly claims place throughout the world as a spirit to enjoy. 0 1454
Traditional Costume for Dance
Customs

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 2631

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FOOD CULTURE

Chiriuchu, the famous dish of Corpus Christi (Photo by Walter Coraza Morveli)
Limones (Foto)

Peruvians sell with Brilliance

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Ceviche in Cusco (By Erick Coraza)

Ceviche in Cusco

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folklore and legends

Cruz Velacuy in the jungle of Peru(Photo: Brayan Coraza Morveli)
Celebrando el carnaval en la Plaza de Armas (Walter Coraza Morveli)

THE MAGIC OF CARNIVAL IN CUSCO

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Yawar Fiesta (By Javier Prado)

The Yawar Fiesta

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Literature

Rumi Maqui, A Forgotten Hero

Rumi Maqui, A Forgotten Hero

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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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Passion and Color, a Parade in honor to Cusco! (Hebert Huamani Jara)
Culture, history

Huaylia Chumbivilcana

The huaylia Chumbivilcana is a cultural tradition that includes the genres of music and dance. Its peculiar characteristic comes from … 0 1294
Archeology, Culture, history, Travel

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 5017
Day of Dead in Almudena Cemetery (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)
Culture, Events, history, news

Andean Funeral Culture: Activities at the Almudena Cemetery Museum

From the 25th of October to the 30th of November in Patrimonial Museum of the Almudena Cemetery, on the occasion … 0 5600
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 9181
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 3955

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