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 1504
Lord of Earthquakes, Cuzco
Customs

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 1634
Selling Crosses of Palm Frond and Rosemary, Cuzco
Uncategorized

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 1494
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 1822
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 … 3 3020

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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 … 0 866
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 4990
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 2555
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 2467
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

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