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 1124
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 1370
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 1222
Feast of Hatun Pocoy, Guaman Poma
Customs

Food, Dolls, and Rain: Carnival in Cuzco

Carnival is a time of effervescence and renewal.  In Cusco it rains, often heavily, while people play with water, celebrate … 1 1099
Cuzco's White Corn at the Center of Ritual
Ingredients

Giant White Corn, Cuzco’s Heart

Peru has many distinctive foods, but the ”giant white corn of Cuzco”, known for its large kernels, is one of … 11 2801

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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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dolor de cabeza

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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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 3686
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 1549
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 1530
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 2546