Thorns above Cuzco
Customs, Food Culture, Peruvian Cuisine, Uncategorized

Thorns, Fish, and Beer: Two Realities

Fires will burn on Cuzco’s hilltops Thursday night, after which many people will fast and eat traditional food, while others … 1 1002
Lord of Earthquakes, Cuzco

The Indian Christ and Red Flowers on Holy Monday

Cuzco’s population will fill the city center today like no other time in the year.  It will feel as if … 0 1123
Selling Crosses of Palm Frond and Rosemary, Cuzco

Holy Week Begins; Rosemary, Corn and Cuy

Today is Palm Sunday in Cuzco, the beginning of Holy Week. Though a city with deep currents of Inca culture, … 0 1060
Saylla, Cuzco's Capital of Chicharron
Cuzco Neighborhoods, Food Culture, Traditional Food

Pork with Mint where the River Narrows, Saylla

Along highways throughout Peru different towns specialize in different food.   As a result, traveling is to eat your way … 1 1217
Frutillada, Cuzco
Food Culture, Recipes, Traditional Food

Strawberries and Chicha, a Deliciously Complex Marriage

As the rainy season draws to a close, many things will change in Cuzco. The skies will no longer share … 1 1822

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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 3452
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 1361
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 1361
Llamas y ausangate (

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 2391