Cuzco, Scene of Rediscovery
Food Culture, Peruvian Cuisine

Exile, Rediscovery, and Power: The Story of Novo-Andean Cuisine

A new cuisine was born in Peru around 1986, at a time when democracy had returned, two guerrilla groups fiercely … 3 1044
Chicha de Jora, Cuzco
Food Culture

Drink Chicha to Become Wiser than a Fox

Chicha, a fermented drink that hails from Inca times, was commented on by the Spanish invaders They noted its use … 7 1445
Tamales from Cuzco's Portal de Belen
Food Culture

Good to Eat and Good to, Um, Read

To eat — such as a tamale from the lady who every day sets up her pots under the Portal … 1 788
Thimpu/Puchero in Carnival, Cuzco
Traditional Food

When Food Fell to Earth: Carnival’s Stew, Thimpu

Abundance and moisture define carnival in the Peruvian highlands.  At this time when lightning zigzags with abandon across the jagged … 3 1088
Yunza, Cuzco
Customs

Memories of Carnival in Cusco

I remember well the feast of carnival in my neighborhood on the hillsides of Cuzco. The feast always begins on … 1 840

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Literature

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 2043
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 … 0 859
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 … 1 783
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 1801