Peruvian Flag in Cuzco

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 1380
Families at the Piscigranja

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 1772

La Merienda, Tender Meat and Fading Time

Cuzco’s popular Plateros Street, which opens off the Plaza de Armas, the main square, had several new restaurants open this … 1 1462
Teqsicocha by Night
Cuzco Neighborhoods

Night and Teqsicocha

As night fallsTeqsicocha Street lights up.  Live music burns in the bars and discotheques with a variety to please most … 0 1626
Corn for Sale, Cuzco, San Pedro Market
Archeology, Ingredients, Peruvian Cuisine

Origins, Mystery, and Corn

Soon corn will begin to sprout in Cuzco’s sacred Valley.  Its dual tendrils will push from the rich earth and … 0 3099

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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 1021
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 5119
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 2666
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 2583
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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

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