Inside of Starbucks
Commentary

Coffee Houses: Beyond the Multinational in Cuzco

Starbucks generally sucks the air out of local markets for coffee houses. Now that it has opened in Cusco, one might expect the same thing. But Cusco has its own strong culture and maybe its own establishments will survive. Some certainly have already faced severe adversity and made it through. In the honor of Starbucks opening let us look at some of the other places in Cuzco where one can have a cup of coffee and sit for a while.0 3039
Machu Picchu
Archeology, Commentary

Machu Picchu Meets Cuzco in the Casa Concha

Cuzco is the most important Inca site in Peru–far beyond Machu Picchu, even though Machu Picchu is justifiably a wonder … 1 1566
Don Chicho's Empanada
Food Culture

Don Chicho’s Empanadas, a Success

The empanada is one of Cuzco’s favorite snacks and Don Chicho’s have become a Cuzco tradition.  His folded, savory pies … 0 1346
White Malva
Customs

Herbal Teas: Cuzco’s Traditional Medicine

Herbal teas are much of the traditional medicine of Cuzco. The city’s people may go to doctors or pharmacies when something is wrong with their bodies, but they are more likely to go to the markets where herb sellers listen to their stories about what ails them and prescribe for them teas from roots, leaves, and flowers, depending on what the specific ailment is.2 1468
Trigo Ch'aqi (Wheat soup)
Food Culture, Recipes, Uncategorized

Wheat Soup (Chaque) to Beat the Cold

When chill settles on Cuzco, its people turn to something warm, such as a good soup. Trigo chaque (in Quechua ch’aqi), a soup made with wheat, is very popular at such times, like now, when the rains come in and people feel cold.0 1846

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Funeral Rites in Inca Times

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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 4762
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 2401
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 2345
Llamas y ausangate (https://www.instagram.com/p/-U9BPqovH_/)
history

Llamas and their importance in the Andean World

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