French Bread at Qosqo Maki
Food Culture, Restaurants

Croissants, Bread, and Charity in Cuzco

Bread has changed in Cuzco over the last twenty or so years.  A region with its own very strong traditions … 0 1295
Lechon and Tamales
Food Culture

Roast Pork, Guinea Pig, and Music: The Cargos of Cuzco

Music embraces and spreads joy in the feasts celebrated by what in Cuzco are called the caguyoq, the holders of … 3 1503
Api and Empanada
Food Culture

Api: Warmth, Migration, and Tradition

Night, cold, and difficult times find a solution in Cuzco in api [áh-pea], a hot, fruity, corn-based drink. Stemming from … 3 2476
A Toast to Their Marriage
Customs

Marrying in Cuzco

Sharing love is often not only between two people. It can involve many more, often an entire community. If it … 0 1248
Ingredients

Cuzco’s Aromatic Cacao

Plump, colorful fruit hang from stems.   Large as melons, they seem somehow incongruous clinging to the trees, as if … 0 1994

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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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The Multiple Spanishes of Cusco

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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 … 0 460
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 4619
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 2290
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 2245
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