Rain Clouds over Cuzco
Commentary, Customs

September: Rain, Pestilence, and Planting

Rain falls again in Cuzco. The clouds thicken, softening the intense, highland light, like soil well dug and prepared for … 0 1341
Brava Cusco
Restaurants

Brava: A Refuge with Pasta

Restaurants abound on Cuzco’s main square and in the blocks nearby, where they compete with offices offering travel services and … 0 1487
Quinoa Marmalade
Recipes

Quinoa Marmalade, A Cuzco Treat

Quinoa has become popular around the world. Generally it is used to prepare savory dishes, but sometimes in Cuzco it … 0 1115
Peruvian Flag in Cuzco
Commentary

Mistura and the “Mystery” of Peruvian Gastronomy

The powerful annual food festival Mistura is in full swing today in Lima.  Begun in 1998 and still sponsored by … 1 1176
Families at the Piscigranja
Restaurants

Fresh Fish in the Garden, The Laguna Azul

Above Cuzco, on the edge of the great Inca complex of Sacsayhuaman, with its massive, zigzagged wall, sits a different … 0 1538

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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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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 … 0 484
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 4647
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 2308
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 2256
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